TVLine Items: True Blood Casts a Terminator as Alcide's Pa, Bored to Death Movie Talk and More

Robert Patrick True BloodAlcide’s father is a real terminator.

True Blood has tapped erstwhile T-1000 Robert Patrick to play Jackson Herveaux, the father of Joe Manganiello’s werewolf in a three-episode arc, TVLine has confirmed.

Jackson is described as a once “powerful, inspiring, and heroic” man who, in present day, has seemingly given up on life. X-Files vet Patrick, who co-stars in ABC’s new fall thriller Last Resort, first appears in Episode 9 in a flashback to Alcide and Debbie Pelt’s teenage years.

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Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• HBO’s Bored to Death still has a pulse. Former Bored star Ted Danson revealed Thursday at the Monte Carlo Television Festival that the pay cabler is looking to revive the axed comedy via a 90-minute TV movie. (HBO confirms the news to Vulture, but notes that talks are in the “very early” stages.)

• Syndicated daytime talkers The Jerry Springer Show, Maury and The Steve Wilkos Show have all been renewed through September 2016.

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  1. Jrs says:

    Ugh, no more alcids story. I’m sorry, but I find the actor (or the character or both) very dull. Sucks the life out if every scene he’s in.

  2. I don’t see Robert Patrick as Alcides dad at all. I like him as an actor but not for Jackson H.

  3. Josey says:

    I’m waiting to see before I judge. Not who I would have cast, but he’s got good chops. I’m just glad they’re casting an actual character from the books. I’m sick of all these additions who weren’t in the original source material, the sole exception being Jessica. I adored her last season. I hope they don’t play up this “sorority bimbo” thing she’s doing very long. Boring.

    • Dark Defender says:

      Jessica is forever 17. She is now going through her “college years”.. She is evolving like any vampire.. Look how far the rest of them have come from the back stories we know so far. I suspect by EP 6 she will move on to more adult stuff. It Bon Temps years she has only been a vamp for probably going on 1 1/2 -2 years.. Which would make her mentally 19-20ish. The fun part will see her evolve. Mentally past Jason (who is stunted) and her moving past him.

  4. tvdiva says:

    I love Robert Patrick. I think he will be just fine as Alcide’s father.