'True Blood' News! Mike McMillian (A.K.A. Rev. Steve Newlin) Says His Character Will Be Back

A series centered around sexy, blood-loving vampires is bound to have an ample body count, but the gallons of bloodshed in the sophomore season of "True Blood" could have made even a surgeon queazy. Some deaths were for the better (Michelle Forbes' maenad Maryann) while others left us weepy (Mehcad Brooks' Eggs and Allan Hyde's Godric). But two faces we haven't seen the last of are the Fellowship of the Sun's conniving first couple Steve and Sarah Newlin.

"I've been told he'll be back," actor Mike McMillian, who plays Reverend Steve, told MTV News of his character.

Though the actor doesn't know when he and costar Anna Camp (did you catch her cameo in the "The Office" wedding?) will return, he has a few theories about how things might go down.

"I think like any good villain he's going to go away and lick his wounds for a while. But I think he suffered major humiliation toward the end of season two, and now I would imagine the Stackhouses are even higher on his list. If it was personal before with his father being killed, then it's really personal now with the Stackhouses humiliating him."

"True Blood" writers take note: Mike even has a suggestion for the timing of he and Anna's return. "Hopefully, it'll happen at a time when the audience is least expecting it," Mike said. "That's always the best time to bring them back—when something horrible is already going on for our hero, and then they gotta deal with these a--holes too."

Want more Mike? Check out his interview with our brother blog, Splash Page, about his foray into the world of comics with a four-issue miniseries called "Lucid." (Yup, there's a vampire connection there. Go figure!)

Are you excited for the Newlins to return to "True Blood"?