It’s been a long, spoiler-free fall, people, but now things are finally starting to trickle in, starting with the casting of a new regular cast member, who may or may not be a new “love interest” for Sookie. Details below the Read More.
Move over, Bill. And Eric. And Alcide. There’s a new man in Sookie’s life — and he’s putting down stakes in Bon Temps. True Blood has tapped English actor Rob Kazinsky (EastEnders) to join the Season 6 cast as a series regular, TVLine has learned. Kazinsky — whose biggest TV credit stateside was an arc on Brothers & Sisters — will play Ben, a highly charismatic faerie who takes a liking to Sookie (and vice-versa) and helps Sookie and Jason delve deeper into the mystery of their parents’ murders. This marks True Blood‘s second major Season 6 hire. As TVLine reported last month, acting vet Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner) has also come on board in the series regular role of Macklyn, a mysterious and sinister figure with deep ties to Sookie and Jason. True Blood‘s sixth season is slated to premiere in June.
My thoughts: Sounds like the speculation that Rutger Hauer being cast as Macklyn Warlow is still dead on. As for the new fairy beau, I’m still suspicious that if he has a dark agenda, he is not going to be good for Sookie. Perhaps he will take the role of Claude in the books, as someone who has dark intentions for Sookie and betrays her? And clearly, more angst ahead for us Sooric lovers, as I can see Sookie thinking that being with a fairy is a better idea than being a vampire. But Eric is still going to be there for her, I am convinced.