Exclusive

True Blood Exclusive: Rutger Hauer Joins Cast as Regular -- What's His Connection to Sookie?

Rutger Hauer True BloodTrue Blood has made its first major Season 6 hire, and it’s pretty bloody fangtastic.

Acting vet Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner) is joining the HBO smash as a series regular, TVLine has learned exclusively.

RELATED | True Blood Boss Confirms — [Spoiler] Is Really Dead

Hauer will play Macklyn, a mysterious and sinister figure with deep ties to Sookie and Jason.

RELATED | The Real Reason True Blood Stuck a Pin in Sookie and Alcide

Hauer is well known for his portrayal of Blade Runner‘s Roy Batty, a renegade robot trying to evade capture in Ridley Scott’s classic sci-fi film. But the Dutch actor has a varied resume that includes parts in movies like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Batman Begins and Sin City and guest roles in TV’s Smallville and Alias. In 1988, he won a Golden Globe for his work in the TV movie Escape From Sobibor.

True Blood‘s sixth season is slated to premiere in June.