Good news "True Blood" fans, the show's newest hunk has officially signed on for next season!

According to Deadline, Joe Manganiello's role as wolfman "Alcide" has been upped to series regular for Season 4 -- which means a lot more shirtless shapeshifting probably lies ahead.

Though the character is a staple of the book series, he was only originally supposed to be in a handful of episoses for the HBO show.

This is great news ... and gives us a reason to repost photographer Cory Sorensen's shots from next month's Muscle and Fitness Magazine. Enjoy, again.

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