I have heard that the Queen of Louisiana is cast but that could be a huge rumor. If this is true, I would guess that at least SOME of the storyline will hold true with the books. My only big hope is that Sookie dumps Bill and ends up with Eric I don't even care if the reasons are the full extent of book Bill's betrayal (although he does redeem himself in book 9, I will GRUDGINGLY admit haha.) I just think there are enough of us book fans who crossed over to being fans of the show that will be beyond turned off after a few seasons of Bill/Sookie without the love triangles that are so prevalent in the books.
On another note...did you see that they have also cast Stan, the king of Texas, the "nerdy" vampire? I went "errr what?" at the casting.
Click to see Spoiler:Ed Quinn is Stan, he was also Nathan Stark from Eureka. My husband watches the show, Eureka, and although both Stan and Stark are/were powerful men, Stark was a good-looking charismatic character whereas book Stan was described as carrying the "nerd" persona but you could see the power under the nerd surface. Will be interesting to see him vamped up!