By now you've probably heard TRUE BLOOD season six's biggest casting news--that Dutch actor Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner) is joining the HBO mainstay as a series regular. Though reports of the actor's character were sketchy--Hauer will play 'Macklyn, a mysterious and sinister figure with deep ties to Sookie and Jason,' I've got a pretty good notion that we already are slightly acquainted with his character.
Remember Sookie's grand adventure with her faery clan in season 5? And Jason and Sookie's discovery that an 18th-century relative of theirs promised Sookie to a vampire by the name of 'M. Warlow'--the same M. Warlow who killed Mom and Pop Stackhouse?
It is not much of a leap to put Rutger Hauer's 'Macklyn' together with M. Warlow to arrive at "Macklyn Warlow," is it? You're welcome.
Here's the rest of Ausiello's blurb on Hauer:
Hauer is well known for his portrayal of Blade Runner‘s Roy Batty, a renegade robot trying to evade capture in Ridley Scott’s classic sci-fi film. But the Dutch actor has a varied resume that includes parts in movies like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Batman Begins and Sin City and guest roles in TV’s Smallville and Alias. In 1988, he won a Golden Globe for his work in the TV movie Escape From Sobibor.
In further casting news for True Blood's six season, a casting call has gone out for an 'oily Rick Perry type' to play the recurring role of Texas’ governor. The show is also casting a 'Southern belle to play his twentysomething daughter'.
Seems like someone from Bon Temps--willingly or not--shall indeed mess with Texas.