Based on series of books by Charlaine Harris, author of Sookie Stackhouse, that gave us True Blood
In the books, Lemuel is described as having platinum hair, "skin as white as snow," and eyes the gray of snow on asphalt.
Manfred is first introduced in the Harper Connelly mystery series also by Charlaine Harris
Manfred met Sookie Stackhouse on his way to Midnight in a short story compilation "Games Creatures Play". Charlaine Harris "The Blue Hereafter" has some of Manfred's back story.
Peter Mensah also played the role of "Kibwe" in the HBO show, True Blood. Both shows were inspired by book series written by Charlaine Harris.
Bobo Winthrop character was first introduced in Charlaine Harris' Shakespear/Lily Bard series.
Arielle Kebbel (Olivia) also appeared in True Blood, another series based on the writings of Charlaine Harris.
In the books, Manfred is described as being much shorter than BoBo. However, the actor that plays Manfred in the show is an inch taller than the actor who plays BoBo.