One of the characters on hit series True Blood is to come out.

Critic Michael Ausiello at TV Line claimed that one of the characters, previously thought to be straight, will embark on a same-sex romance.

Ausiello, who said he had already watched the scenes, wrote: “I’m not going to reveal any more clues about the character … so as not to risk getting fanged by series creator Alan Ball.

“However, I will say that, having witnessed the big reveal, it doesn’t feel gimmicky. In fact, after the initial shock wears off, I imagine you will do what I did and go, ‘Yeah. Makes total sense’.”

True Blood’s fourth series will premiere in the US on June 26th. The show has won awards for gay inclusion and already has gay and bisexual characters.

Two of the show’s stars, Anna Paquin and Evan Rachel Wood, have also announced they are bisexual.