Contact Us

‘True Blood’ Season 7: Alexander Skarsgard Returns as Series Regular

True Blood Season 7 Eric Alexander Skarsgard Series Regular
HBO

[Spoilers from the 'True Blood' season 6 finale are ahead.]

The moment ‘True Blood‘ fans had been dreading the whole of season 6 finally arrived in this past Sunday’s finale, “Radioactive,” as it appeared that fan-favorite character Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) met a fiery end whilst sunbathing nude in the Swedish mountains. And while most suspected that ‘True Blood’ wouldn’t have given such an absurd ending to the character, fans can rest easy that Skarsgard will be back full time for ‘True Blood’ season 7.

Those keeping up with the season will remember that Eric had seemingly left Bon Temps behind for good by the end of season 6 penultimate episode “Life Matters,” his only appearance in the subsequent finale arriving when Warlow’s death caused the blood-based daywalking abilities of other vampires to dissipate. Granted we never saw Eric meet a complete end inside the resulting flames, the outlook appeared rather bleak.

Thankfully, a conversation between TVLine and new showrunner Brian Buckner flatly revealed that Skarsgard will return to ‘True Blood’ full time in season 7, despite the actor’s burgeoning film career. How he escapes his fiery fate will remain to be seen in 2014, though we knew Pam had already set off in search of her maker. Even series star Sam Trammel (Sam Merlotte) recently theorized to Vulture, “It’s good that he’s near water, even if it’s frozen water. That seems to be a safer place than somewhere you couldn’t put it out.”

You can read the full transcript of TVLine’s revealing interview HERE, but in the meantime, Eric Northman fans may rest easy that Alexander Skarsgard and his newly revealed penchant for full-frontal nudity will indeed be present for ‘True Blood’ season 7. Check out HBO’s behind-the-scenes look at “Radioactive” below, and give us your predictions for the next season in the comments!

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://screencrush.com using your Facebook account.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on ScreenCrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on ScreenCrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!