True Blood Exclusive: Mom's the Word for My Name Is Earl Alum

True Blood is introducing the woman who gave life to late werewolf packmaster Marcus, and they found one tough mother to play her.

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My Name is Earl character actress Dale Dickey — who knows a thing or two about channeling formidable, backwoods matriarchs (see: her acclaimed, award-winning performance in last year’s Winter’s Bone) — is joining the HBO hit as Annie, Marcus’ werewolf mother.

Powerful and respected within the pack due to her late son’s position, Annie is determined to perform a particular ritual. Might said ritual involve making Alcide pay for whacking her demon spawn?

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Dickey is set to recur throughout TB‘s upcoming fifth season.

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  1. I'mNotOrMaybeYes says:

    Ouh, good news!
    I miss ‘My Name is Earl’ and all of its crazy (but lovable) characters!

  2. Michael Sacal says:

    “Powerful and respected within the back”

    Pack :)

  3. Alex says:

    I always confuse her with Wendy on Breaking Bad.

    • Olive says:

      Dickey played a character on one Breaking Bad episode. Remeber the ATM machine junkie couple with the kid that Jessie encounters?

      • Twista says:

        YESSSS! I was just thinking that!

        Junkie dude: “You’re a skank.”
        Dickey’s character: “I ain’t no skank.”
        Junkie dude: “Skank skank skank skank skank!”
        [Dickey’s character shoves ATM machine on Junkie dude’s head]

        Love it!

  4. Fsanchez says:

    Its drepressing seeing such a great actress playing a lame-ass supernatural creature as TB Were. Weres are poorly written and boring characters on the show; their not as interesting as shifters or vampires.

  5. Lisa says:

    Fall finale on Grey’s Anatomy? Already?? Didn’t we just start the fall season?

  6. Tnoble says:

    She looks like she could be related to Brit Morgan’s Debbie…lol

  7. Sue says:

    Yay – Patti the Day Hooker!!

  8. Bobby says:

    Love her and can’t wait to see her in TB!!!!

  9. smilyface says:

    make more My Name Is Earl.

  10. John says:

    wow! I love Dale Dickey in Breaking Bad and Winter’s Bone

  11. trufanva says:

    I can’t wait to see her in the new season of TB! She was also on the TV Series Sordid Lives! Great news :)

  12. eharrison says:

    She looks more like Debbie Pelts monster..err mother!

  13. bored says:

    boring!wat the hel is she going 2 do? Avenge her son’s death.tsk tsk tsk…isnt sam merlotte more occupied? AB is captaining the titanic

  14. kimberly Allred says:

    I can’t wait for the fifth season my man Chris Meloni is going to be staring in it this season too yay I am so excited finally the get a real sexy man on the show. There isn’t a man on this planet sexier then Chris Meloni it will never happen no matter how hard any man tries they won’t come close to Chris. Sorry guys keep dreaming. True blood will rock this season I can’t wait.