Stephen Moyer to Join Carrie Underwood on TV's Sound of Music

08/23/2013 at 04:10 PM EDT

Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer Costar in 'The Sound of Music'
Moyer and Underwood
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The hills are alive … especially at night.

Stephen Moyer, best known as the vampire Bill Compton on HBO's True Blood, will play Capt. Von Trapp to Carrie Underwood's Maria in the live, three-hour NBC production of the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music, to air Dec. 5, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Depending on how dedicated you are to the 1965 film version of The Sound of Music – which starred Julie Andrews as Maria and Christopher Plummer at the Captain – this may or may not be music to your ears.

English actor Moyer, 43, recently played the role of crooked lawyer Billy Flynn in a Hollywood Bowl production of the musical Chicago. Now he is set to portray the stern Austrian widower who falls for the bubbly governess of his seven children, to be played by Underwood, 30.



The original 1959 stage version starred Broadway legend Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel.

But will you find it weird seeing vampire Bill romancing a blonde who isn't Sook-eh? Or do you think Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer will make beautiful music together?

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