True Blood Adds The Role of “Ben” to Season 6

TVLine is reporting True Blood has cast someone who will have a storyline with Sookie during Season 6 in this latest News From The Casting Couch!

WARNING: If you don’t want to know – don’t read below!

This is what they said over at TVLine;

Move over, Bill. And Eric. And Alcide. There’s a new man in Sookie’s life — and he’s putting down stakes in Bon Temps.
True Blood has tapped English actor Rob Kazinsky (EastEnders) to join the Season 6 cast as a series regular, TVLine has learned.
Kazinsky — whose biggest TV credit stateside was an arc as a doctor on Brothers & Sisters — will play Ben, a highly charismatic faerie who takes a liking to Sookie (and vice-versa) and helps Sookie and Jason delve deeper into the mystery of their parents’ murders. This marks True Blood‘s second major Season 6 hire. As TVLine reported last month, acting vet Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner) has also come on board in the series regular role of Macklyn, a mysterious and sinister figure with deep ties to Sookie and Jason.

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

Before you get upset about reading that Ben will be Sookie’s “love interest” this season…remember the casting call we’ve previously reported?
The show is also casting the series regular role of Ben, an “ultra charming, ultra handsome” fella in his late 20s/early 30s who is magnetic to women and menfolk alike, all while using his Southern gentility to mask a dark, dark, darrrrrk side. Watch for Ben to cross paths with Sookie soon after his arrival.
Check out the part in bold…it sounds like he won’t be a romantic love interest, like Eric is…more like someone who is using Sookie to suit his own agenda! Besides, TVLine said that Alcide would be Sookie’s “love interest” last season and look how THAT turned out. I wouldn’t get upset about this yet!

What are your thoughts? Please share ’em below!

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23 comments on “True Blood Adds The Role of “Ben” to Season 6

  1. I honestly think that they cast Ben to take the place of Preston from the books, sounds similar in character, but I guess we’ll see. Its’ always a suprise what the True Blood writers do to this show. Here I was thinking that since AB wasn’t going to be as involved things were going to take a more steady course between Eric and Sookie, since Billith is now whatever……I guess I was wrong however and the writers are going to take us who knows where???
    As usual, my thoughts are just wait and see what happens when the season begins and don’t sweat the small stuff. LOL…

  2. Exactly, that’s what I said when I saw this posted in FB, people are making a big deal out of what will probably be nothing. I don’t see Sookie getting involved with a fairy in the romantic sense, if anything, she’s most likely related to him and just doesn’t know it yet.

  3. Oh, and my other thought that I forgot to add, if they’d quit adding all these actors (and their salaries) to the already too large of a cast, maybe they wouldn’t have had to cut the season down to 10 eppys. I don’t buy it that they only cut the season, because of Anna and Steve’s babies, I think thats’ a copout on their (TB) part.

  4. I can’t see him being a love interest, or at least not one Sookie will actually sleep with. And we already know he’s not a good guy so if the casting call gives that away I can’t see his pretense lasting for long on the show. Will Eric & Co be able to smell him or will he be able to mask his scent like Niall?

  5. Yeah I don’t see Ben as a true love interest and he is a bad faery to boot, so I still see Eric and Sookie getting back together before the end of the season but these writers like throwing drama into the mix and upsetting the fans.

    • Yeah, but they gave us hope again after season 5 and that was definitely not something I expected. You never know what they’ll do.

  6. I don’t want to see Sookie with no one but Eric . I don’t see Ben as a love interest so i am not worried about him . Maybe he has the key to help solve the Warlow mystery or something just like Nora .

  7. But what about Nora?? Eric still loves Sookie, but Nora was his major concern last season. Sookie can’t be with Billith, she can’t be with Eric since he is with Nora, and Sookie can’t be with Alcide – he is with that other wolf chick – Not Debbie Pelt, the one who trained him for the fight. So Sookie has to have someone I guess. But you are all right, we will just have to wait to the season begins to see what will happen.

    • Good points…but I wouldn’t say Eric is “with” Nora. Yes, they had sex, but it was more comfort/reconnection sex than anything romantic. She’s his sister and he’s known her for a very very long time. We’ll see what happens if Sookie finds out…she’s going to be pissed/jealous…who knows with her? Although whenever I think of her reaction…I can’t help but think of the “Friends” episode with Rachel and Ross. “We were on a break” LOL. Sookie rejected Eric, so he has the right to sleep with whoever he wants. But will Sookie see it that way? Who knows? We already know she’s an idiot at times *rolls eyes*

      • With Eric and Nora it was just sex, the actors both said themselves that it’s not really a romantic relationship. Sookie was his main priority, even though it didn’t always seem that way. I like Eric and Nora’s sibling banter, nothing else is very believable.

    • Nora is Eric’s sister and yes they have sex because they are related thru Godrick but its not a in love thing …..he wants to be with Sookie as in relationship so its a totally different thing.

  8. we need our Eric and Sookie relationship stat!

  9. I believe this Ben’s red herring & Sookie’s great-great-great-great-great-grandfather Niall. He does looks like he’s related to the Stackhouse. I remembered there’s a scene where Eric tried to take a bite of him in “Dead All Together” when tvline mentioned he’s very attracts to men & ladies when Sookie appoachs. But I think Sookie’ll be alone when this Ben gets introduce, I think Eric’ll be there beside her in Merriott & tried to eat him. I would luv to see that scene. “Eric,Get The Hold Of Yourself!!!”. Sookie snapped him out of it. *giggle* “I feels like I want to bite you & f**k you at the time.”

  10. Don’t see anything ultra handsome about this guy. Just one more run of the mill actor that makes up the cast of thousands that TB has become. Ben, who needs him? As far as a love interest for Sookie, I really could care less. The writers have turned Sookie into such a vane, spoiled, self-centered character that I no longer recognize her or want her with Eric. He is just too good for her. He and Pam are the only two characters left that have stayed at least partially close who they were from the beginning, and I think it is because they are such quality actors that they are able to overcome the mess the writers try to create.

    • You might be right about Sookie, asfandancer but Eric loves her and wants her even with all her faults so as long as he wants her then I want them together

  11. Who or what he turns out to be makes no difference to me. So far it seems the writers are continuing on with the Alan Ballsack fanfiction and staying away from the books. I had high hopes of them moving towards the books with AB leaving but it doesn’t seem to be going that way. It could be so good if they would just go back to the SPIRIT OF THE BOOKS! The ratings would sky rocket and they wouldn’t have to worry about the cost.

  12. It should be Quinn. I’m fed up with the lame fairies of TB.

  13. I’m willing to bet he’s Warlow. That’s why Sookie is attracted to him because of the contract and would explain his “dark side” they are hinting at and why he wouldn’t be a full love-interest. The whole thing with Warlow is a bit weird anyways since she was able to see through the vampire’s eyes. Maybe he used to be a fairy and is a vampire now but pretends he’s still a fairy so he doesn’t scare her away. It’d be a good trick, especially if she’s trying to look out for a vampire.

    • I was thinking of the same thing,Ben’s actaully Warlow. Because Claude played by different actors. Probably they’re going to do the same thing w/ warlow character.

  14. […] TV Line broke the news that True Blood hired another actor for season 6! This time they are saying it’s a “new love interest” for Sookie. Say wha?? If you want to find out more – plus my reminder that all is NOT what it appears to be…read it here! […]

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