For those of you hoping for whatever reason that Eric Northman and Sookie Stackhouse could somehow be endgame on “True Blood” season 7, we have a pair of things to tell you. First of all, we don’t know where there was any evidence of that happening in the first place, and secondly, you can probably stop believing it anyway. Based on the new information that is coming out now, it looks like Eric is going to have his attention focused firmly on somewhere else.
According to a report from E! News, the HBO series is currently casting the role of Sylvie for the final season. There is not too much known about the part yet, save for that she is described as “gorgeous” and can speak French.
The last we saw of Eric (and we saw plenty of him), he was sunbathing in the Swiss Alps only to discover minutes later that he was no longer able to stay in the sun. While the show made it appear as though he was going to be dead before season 7 even began, the show’s producers have already confirmed that Alexander Skarsgard will be back to continue Eric’s story. Given that he is one of the most-popular actors on the show, this is a cause worth celebrating. The only reason that there was probably any doubt over this at all is simply because Skarsgard is in demand for movies, and there are several other projects that he will be working on soon.
The final season of “True Blood” will begin shooting over the coming weeks, and should premiere on HBO in June, as it has for many other seasons. After airing 12-episode seasons for many years, season 7 will follow the pattern established earlier this summer and only be ten episodes long.
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