By James Hibberd
True Blood star Stephen Moyer has been cast in NBC’s live holiday production of The Sound of Music.
Moyer will portray World War I hero and single father Capt. Georg Von Trapp, who is living in Austria on the cusp of World War II. He falls for his governess, Maria (Carrie Underwood), who he hires to take care of his children.
The three-hour production is scheduled for Dec. 5 and will be based on the original 1959 Broadway production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.
Moyer has musical experience from his days working in London theater and recently appeared in a staging of Chicago at the Hollywood Bowl.