Thirsty for some news about season six of “True Blood?” Hold off on draining a fangbanger, because we’ve got some exciting casting news about the latest season!
“True Blood” has a new series regular moving into Bon Temps. Dutch actor Rutger Hauer of “Batman Begins,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Sin City” will be the newest face to grace season six. According to TVLine, Hauer will be tackling the role of Macklyn, a “mysterious and sinister figure with deep ties to Sookie and Jason.”
Macklyn does not make an appearance in the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris, making the character that more mysterious. While fans in forums think that Macklyn may secretly be Warlow, the vampire that killed Sookie and Jason’s parents, we have a couple ideas of our own. Since Rutger Hauer is a blonde (just like Sookie and Jason) it’s possible that he could be a fae relative. It’s possible that Macklyn could be the TV version of Niall, Sookie’s great grandfather in the novels. Since Niall wanted to protect Sookie in the books, Macklyn could instead be a version of Breandan, Niall’s nephew. In the Sookie Stackhouse novels, Breandan wanted to kill all the humans that had fairy blood in them. It was Breandan’s belief that humans carrying fairy blood were the reason for infertility in the fae world.
Hauer won’t be the only new face causing some trouble in Bon Temps! TVLine is also reporting that “True Blood” is looking to cast “ultra charming, ultra handsome” Ben. Ben is in his late 20s/early 30s and is reportedly not only a babe magnet...but a man magnet as well! While Ben sounds like a total southern smoke show, TVLine warns that he has a serious dark side and will cross paths with Sookie shortly after his debut. Do you think Ben will be human, fae, a vampire ... or something else? Sound off in the comments section below!
Season six of “True Blood” premieres on HBO in June 2013.
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Check out a clip below of Rutger Hauer as Lothos in 1992’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”