True Blood Exclusive: Look Who's Returning!

You already know that True Blood‘s upcoming fourth season will feature witches, werewolves and more Nan Flannigan. But here’s what I’m fairly certain you don’t know: It’ll also mark the return of vampire legend Godric!

TVLine has exclusively learned that Allan Hyde will reprise his role as Eric’s late, forever young-looking maker when the HBO drama resumes this summer.

The duration and exact timing of his stint are unknown. It’s also unclear what form the onetime vampire sheriff of Area 9 will take given that he succumbed to the worst sunburn in history during season 2. (He returned briefly from the great beyond in the season 3 finale to deliver a message to Eric.)

Blood EP Alan Ball isn’t offering too many clues, except to say that fans will see “a different side of Godric.”

Thoughts? Guesses? Hit the comments!

Comments (376)

  • I knew he would come back!!!!!

    I dont think they would be posting this article if he was only coming back in memories.

    Comment by Andrea – February 24, 2011 10:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He will come back as a Incubus!!!!! Lol

    Comment by Angie – February 24, 2011 10:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • When do it come back on I know it`s going to be some stuff started up it`s going to be so good

    Comment by Chardae – February 24, 2011 10:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think Godric will show his “Evil” Vampire side”, since all we’ve seen is his “Human and compasionate Side”

    Comment by Gigi – February 24, 2011 10:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love love love True Blood…..but the books are so much better. I do wish they would stay a little more true to the books, but I can’t complain, Alan Ball is creating a great show with the books written. It will be hard to see the show Godric in a bad light. Can’t wait til next book comes out in may!

    Comment by Jayme – February 24, 2011 10:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If the portrays Godric the same as he is depicted in “dead in Dallas” many viewers may become upset… In the novels he is the most hated & disgusting of monsters. Though he did try to help Sookie escape & did show remorse he was a child rapist and murderer.. must say I liked him better in the show..

    Comment by nina – February 24, 2011 10:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Godric is not Eric’s maker in the books, although you’re right about him being the most hated and disgusting of monsters.

      Comment by MarkysLawyer – February 24, 2011 12:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • More man on man action with eric would be awesome. Or alcide getting into gay porn.

    Comment by boilove – February 24, 2011 10:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • maybe the Faries have been looking after him I mean after all he did have Humanity that is why he truned to the sun There is magic in thier water When sookie had been almost drained dry bye Bill she frist met the Faries The head Farie Told her to drink SHe then returned healed This could of happened to Godric He may return with Sookie However then some thing happens and he becomes evil and returns to his younger self when he was frist turned Or as I am afraid of its proubly just flash backs as last season I would really like to see Sookie and Godric hook up Now that would really shake things up

    Comment by Cindy Rea – February 24, 2011 10:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He will probably just be flash backs that eric has. I mean he cant come back he was turned to ash.

    Comment by MudMomma – February 24, 2011 10:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope there’s still sex an killin

    Comment by bangsookie – February 24, 2011 10:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think we are going to be seeing a lot more of the animal that attacked Eric’s fellow vikings. He HAD been stalking Eric for a while before he attacked very much like a big cat. That’s exactly how her killed his men. Beautiful but deadly. I read Anne Rice too so to me he is similar to the Armand vampire.

    Comment by Carly – February 24, 2011 11:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thank you Ausiello. Not an Eric spoiler but one related to him.

    Comment by Mina – February 24, 2011 11:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Since Godric was so even tempered and actually a good vampire,I think he will return maybe not such a nice vampire and have a more evil side to him.

    Comment by cricket – February 24, 2011 11:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I thought the vampire that encountered trouble with the Maenad was someone other than Godfrey/Godrik (maybe Clancy), because in the books none of the Louisiana vampires knew Godfrey & he came to Texas to die from San Francisco. Also, it’s a safe bet Godrik won’t be presented like in the books because Alan Ball’s vision is clearly different than in the books. In “True Blood” Season 2, Godrik tells Sookie on the roof of the hotel that Eric can be ruthless & unlikeable at times because of his (Godrik’s) influence. I bet it will be flashbacks of Eric & Godrik in the earlier days when Godrik was evil. Also, as Eric gets closer to Sookie, he’ll have to embrace humanity to understand his feelings for her & I can see Godrik’s spirit leading him through this.

    Comment by JoannaW – February 24, 2011 11:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • here is a twist for everyone… Eric is reincarnated in Human form but has no former memories of his past self! :) would be cool but most likely wont happen.

    Comment by leilani – February 24, 2011 11:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Godric wasn’t his maker anyway. It was someone else Sookie’s uncle killed in the latest book. Deserved it too

    Comment by Kyle – February 24, 2011 11:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love the show, the books are so much better, Sookie will have the best of all worlds, human, vampire, fairy and werewolf. I can’t wait to see her hook up with Alcide and Eric, not at the same time of course. I wish Ball would have stayed more on track with the books but we understand it’s for ratings. I think Godric will be in Eric’s memories, hopefully they’re shirtless ones, love seeing me some good eye candy when watching True Blood :O) Soooo looking forward to the new season!

    Comment by Elizabeth – February 24, 2011 11:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

    Comment by JENEAN – February 24, 2011 11:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i never knew that they had books. i knew of the comics where do i find them? what are they called?

    Comment by Tiffany – February 24, 2011 11:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The Sookie Stackhouse series… by Charlaine Harris.. Remember though these are not exactly like the show.. lots of similiarites but still extremely different.. The books are mainly focused on Sookies point of view.. Excellent reads.. all of them.

      Comment by robyn – February 24, 2011 11:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Can u tell me the name of the books?

        Comment by turnin_headz – February 24, 2011 03:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Book 1: Dead until Dark
          Book 2: Livind Dead in Dallas
          Book 3: Club Dead
          Book 4: Dead to the World
          Book 5: Dead as a Doornail
          Book 6: Definitely Dead
          Book 7: All Together Dead
          Book 8: From Dead to Worse
          Book 9: Dead and Gone
          Book 10: Dead in the Family
          Book 11: Dead Reckoning ( to be released in May 2011)

          Comment by Sam – February 24, 2011 05:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Godric is soooooo sexy XD u cnt wait to see (:

    Comment by Cosidgurl – February 24, 2011 11:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think he will come back as he was.. If im correct we did not see the full burning of him… Sookie turned and walked away.. so he may of changed his mind and seek shelter lol

    Comment by anna – February 24, 2011 11:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I could be wrong but I thought we saw him turn into ash and flake off in the breeze?

      Comment by Ladyj – February 24, 2011 11:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Spolier for those that havent read books: In the books Godric isnt even Erics maker..but he was way older than Eric and was a child molester.. But it doesnt matter to me how he comes back ( I do think he will be used in flashbacks since Eric is supposed to lose his memory in the 4th season )but I love the books ( cant wait for the new edition this spring ) and I love the show.. its like having multiple stories of all of my favorite people. Theres no telling what Mr. Ball will do whatever it is I know I will love it.

    Comment by Robyn – February 24, 2011 11:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I know. I don’t know why they made Godric Eric’s maker in the show when he’s a clear character in the books and almost a far removed from Godric as you can get. Neither Godric nor Eric’s real “dad” feature much in the books, but why the switch? The real one is just awful and disgusting and Eric (and Sookie) hates him. I think it would have been better to keep the real maker in the show because of the complicated relationship. That said, I love the Godric on the show despite the fact he really had nothing to do with Eric.

      Comment by Jeff – February 24, 2011 12:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • yea, where can you buy the books? I don’t think there is anywhere in our small town,where we can buy them.

    Comment by cricket – February 24, 2011 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You can get them at – could even be in a paperback set so you can get them a little cheaper.

      Comment by RUKiddingme? – February 24, 2011 11:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • My local Walmart sells them, and I think all but the last one is in paperback.. but any respectable book store will have them.. my suggestion is to go to Ms Harris’s website… and get the bibliography so you can read them in proper order.. there are also little short stories that you can read in other books..

      Comment by robyn – February 24, 2011 11:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’d suggest Amazon also. I have never seen a store have all 10 books at once.

      Comment by Ladyj – February 24, 2011 11:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Considering that he is a vampire and went to “meet the sun” which turned him to complete ash the only thing that would not ruin the show completely would be for him to come back in the form of a vision/dream/memory

    Comment by Jen – February 24, 2011 11:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Most likely it will be flashbacks. But since somehow they have now been able to set it up that Godric can come back to Eric as his conscience, well, probably that too. The ONLY thing that disappoints on the flashbacks (because I enjoy the backstories played out) is that as recent at 1945, after being together for 1000 years, Godric was still counseling Eric on his restraint and through situations as though Eric would not have figured that out in all these years. Just makes Eric look less intelligent and together as we find him to be in the books or hope to see him on TV.

    Comment by RUKiddingme? – February 24, 2011 11:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • There is such a divergence in the TV series and the books that it makes you wonder where they will go next. There are some obvious story lines from the books that they just cannot do in the show because of changes they have made. I really hope that this season concentrates on the love affair with Sookie and Eric (and all that if entails-yummy sex scenes!) and think that Goderic will appear in flashbacks as well. As for Ocella, I would think that story line has no place in the show considering the parts of the story that they have changed. Can’t wait for the show to come back on and for the 11th book in May!

    Comment by Ladyj – February 24, 2011 11:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Omg.. if they follow the fourth book even remotely .. Im going to be an absolute wreck. I Love Eric.

      Comment by robyn – February 24, 2011 11:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I know! And they could not have picked a better Eric for the show. I love him!

        Comment by Ladyj – February 24, 2011 11:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m sure he will only be memories. Or a ghost possibly.. But if they follow the books Eric will be in a state where he HAS to dig into his memories, no doubt those being his most important.. And Sookie ;)

    Comment by Michelle – February 24, 2011 11:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m more excited to see how they make Jason a werepanther.

    Comment by ozzmier – February 24, 2011 11:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Does not matter, they are not anything like the books. Very different stories.

    Comment by crosbymom5 – February 24, 2011 11:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’M Not Sure why or how Godeic’s returning but I do know that I’m excited!!!
    He’s hot and I could never get enough of him

    Comment by mechelle O – February 24, 2011 11:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG, Y did I look. Yesss Godric is coming back i’m dying can’t wait now come on June………

    Comment by Countessvon – February 24, 2011 11:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It could be anything. I mean the tv series has branched off from the books(which I love cuz its like getting an extra helping of the sookieverse!). So I could see it being anything from a flashback to a voodoo raising from the dead IMHO. Can’t wait to find out!

    Comment by fox – February 24, 2011 11:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Memories. When we first saw Godric, the one who made Eric, he was VERY different than the one we saw at his end. That is the story line.

    Comment by Realist – February 24, 2011 11:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love the books. While I’m glad that the show has turned out so great I wish there was a little more story from the books. I hated the whole season of the Maenad. Not the season itself but the fact that it focused so much on the Maenad and veered so far away from main storyline of the books. After all, the great story lines in the books are what inspired the show. I think Godric should come back as evil and angry. He was too nice and vampires are not supposed to be so peaceful.

    Comment by liuliubee – February 24, 2011 11:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Maybe he will come back more like Eric’s maker in the books (not Godric, by the way) who was absolutely awful and Eric couldn’t stand him.

      Comment by Lettcie – February 24, 2011 11:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think he will appear as a spirit in a way caz they already showed him turnig Erik n alot of past memories of him that’s kinda Been ran out I think but who knows

    Comment by Amanda – February 24, 2011 11:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • In original vampire lore vampires. Weren’t evil they were he second children of God second to angels so they could use that lore too

    Comment by jeremy – February 24, 2011 11:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The topic above states that we’ll “see a different side of Godric” so I would think it’s something more than just flashbacks… because he may be coming back as something evil in a different state of mind. Unless of course it’ll refer to the way he was before he got his humanity as someone mentioned above… Either way I can’t wait!!! Yahhh Trubies!! :)

    Comment by JessMe1219 – February 24, 2011 11:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t care how he comes back as long as he does. I love him

    Comment by crystal – February 24, 2011 11:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I know this might sound stupid but I think Godric should back as reincarted human being given a second chance at life. But, he has no memory of who or what he was in the past. He has to figure that out with Eric’s help.

    Comment by Briana Lowry – February 24, 2011 11:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Godric isn’t Eric’s maker in the original book series, so they can do whatever they want with Godric on the show. In the books he did meet the sun, but he wasn’t Eric’s “dad.” And I think his name was actually Godfrey, but I’m not 100% on that part. I wonder if they on the show will ever address the issues between Eric and his maker that the books did later on. I guess they really can’t since it’s a completely different vampire and there is no love between them. Well, I like the show’s version better actually.

    Comment by Caiman – February 24, 2011 11:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I agree with The One because that is how it goes in the book.. I also think Eric and Sookie are gonna get together and the season is gonna revolve around Eric loosing his memory and sookie has to help him gain it back by finding the witches that did it to him. I also bet ya that the season will start off with Sookie driving home from work at night and see a naked and confused Eric running down the Hwy and then she stops and has to take him home cause he doesn’t know who he or she is. Then again… the books and show don’t fallow each other that closely

    Comment by Xtina O. – February 24, 2011 11:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Godric was far from boring. And I feel his return will be just to keep eric inline.

    Comment by crystal steele – February 24, 2011 11:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • WE LOVE HIM!! we think he had a “mortal” crying for him when he died so we think he’ll be an angel. He moved on in such an unselfish way. Flash backs were last year…time to move forward. Remember visions of him last season by Eric. Godric was the BEST on the show. So many of us think so they had to bring him back. Who cares about the books. This show is SO much BETTER than the books! We’ve read them in my house and LOVE how they’ve taken a good story and added so much more depth! TRUE BLOOD ROCKS

    Comment by Debbie – February 24, 2011 12:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • only thing i have to say is you peaple need to get a life you are taking the series and books way to seriusly if sookie ends up with eric then she ends up with eric are bill are the tiger guy a clue come on read the books dah shes with eric a short time dumps bill ends up with the if you read the book the half man half tiger cant remember what his name is she ends up with him cause wonted to be with the wolf guy that alside but he ended up with someone els so thats why she was going out with the half man half tiger then there was eric who later on secretly gives sookie the blade that she gives back and then when she gives it back shes married vampire way to eric get it and jason he ends up married to that werepanther girl crystal and tera becomes vampire

    Comment by sookie bill eric trueblood – February 24, 2011 12:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • yeah well it basically is that everyone ends up with everyone but at the very end she does end up actually with Eric.. I mean whatever it’s not that big of a deal its a romance novel but you don’t gotta criticize people for being fans and such.

      Comment by Xtina – February 24, 2011 12:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • but tara didn’t becomes a vampire. She got pregnent & had twins,boy & a girl. Were-tiger named John Quinn & Werewolf’s name’s Alcide.

      Comment by Blissa Moonchyld – March 2, 2011 02:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • what was Godrick before he became a vampire? He did live before Jesus was born, he could be some other supernatural thing.

    Comment by rita – February 24, 2011 12:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Godric was in Eric’s memories in season 3, so why would the memories in season 4 be special? I’m pretty sure Charlaine Harris got most of her vampy inspiration from Anne Rice (I’ve read the books from both, the vampires are very similar), and even though Godric does not return in the Charlainee Harris series, her vampire inspirators from Anne Rice can return from being burned by the sun (at least the vampires hint that it can happen) if their ashes are not spread properly. So, maybe Godric is back for real?

    Comment by Ali – February 24, 2011 12:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You never know with Witches in the mix this season.
    A spell could be cast…

    And poof Godric is

    No matter how Godric comes back , I’ll be glad to see him.
    Allan Hyde is a wonderful actor and a real asset to the show.

    Comment by Laurel – February 24, 2011 12:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Eric can Suck my blood anytime need be. How awesome it would be to be on the show!!

    Comment by Amy – February 24, 2011 12:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is this really surprising? I was thinking like Daphne or someone that could really make an impact on someone like Sams old girlfriend back when he was bad. Godric is basically a given based in how Erics shoreline is almost entirely flashback-based.

    Comment by Jon – February 24, 2011 12:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think he’ll come back as replays in Eric’s memories…right before he died he told Sookie that he was responsible for ‘Eric being Eric’ so I’ll bet we’ll see a more savage, less Ghandi type of guy.

    Comment by another opinon – February 24, 2011 12:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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