True Blood actor Stephen Moyer steps into role as ruthless Vietnam-era CIA agent

In CBC's Fortunate Son, Moyer plays a CIA agent tasked with taking down anti-war activists.

In CBC's Fortunate Son, Moyer plays a CIA agent tasked with taking down anti-war activists

In the new CBC series Fortunate Son, Stephen Moyer plays a ruthless CIA agent tasked with taking down Vietnam War protesters. (Michelle Faye Fraser)

The year 1968 marked a turning point in the Vietnam war. The number of U.S. troops peaked at nearly 550,000; it was also the deadliest year for American soldiers. At the same time, the anti-war movement reached a fever pitch, and by early 1968, two thirds of Americans were opposed to the conflict, with protestors marching constantly outside the White House.  The tension between an increasingly unpopular war and those committed to opposing it is at the heart of a new CBC TV series called Fortunate Son. It premieres tonight, and q's Tom Power catches up with actor Stephen Moyer — best known for his role in True Blood — to talk about the roots of the show, and Moyer's role as a ruthless CIA agent tasked with taking down anti-war activists. 

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