‘Blade Runner’ Star Rutger Hauer Joins ‘True Blood’ Season Six

THR reports that Blade Runner star and genre vet Rutger Hauer has joined the cast of True Blood as a series regular. Season six will feature the actor, starring as Macklyn — “who has a deep and dark connection to Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and her brother, Jason (Ryan Kwanten).” The sixth installment will pick up the story of Sookie and Jason’s attempt to trace the murder of their parents. We met a vampire named Warlow in the fifth season that may be responsible for the orphaned twins’ loss and will most likely figure into Macklyn’s ties to the Stackhouse tribe. Hauer just completed work on Dario Argento’s recent critical failure — a 3D adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. In 2011, he found a whole new fanbase when Jason Eisener’s Hobo with a Shotgun reintroduced the Golden Globe-winning star as an unhinged vigilante. Last season of True Blood saw Law and Order’s Christopher Meloni join the cast, and we’re hoping Hauer sticks around a lot longer. How about you?