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Rutger Hauer Joins The Cast Of HBO’s True Blood

Bloody Good Fun

Everyone writing about this story is going to be referencing Blade Runner. Not me. It makes me giggle inside that Rutger Hauer, Lothos from Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the movie) is joining True Blood for Season 6. And we’ve got a pretty good idea who he’s going to play. 

Yes, yes, Hauer has been in a lot of movies, not the least of which is Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic, Blade Runner. But come on! This is just too good.

TV Line reports on the casting, “Hauer will play Macklyn, a mysterious and sinister figure with deep ties to Sookie and Jason.”

But is that the truth or a ruse by HBO?

It’s my thinking Macklyn will wind up being Warlow, the mysterious vampire I wrongly assumed would actually play a part in Season 5. If not, I’ll be a little disappointed but I’m still excited Hauer is joining the cast.

In the last few years, the actor has had roles in genre projects like Batman Begins, Sin City, and Smallville. Are you happy to hear he’ll be on True Blood?

(via Blastr)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."