That’s right folks – Eric Northman LIVES (well ok technically he’s undead!). True Blood show-runner Brian Buckner has today revealed to TV Line that everyone’s favourite vampire will return as a series regular next season!
TVLINE | The big question coming out of the finale, obviously…
Let me guess. [Laughs]
TVLINE | Alexander Skarsgard — will he be back for Season 7?
I can tell you that Alexander Skarsgard is going to be a part of the next season of True Blood. He will be a series regular.
TVLINE | That will be a huge relief to fans.
I am aware! I’m not going to take Alex Skarsgard out of people’s living rooms.
TVLINE|I’m guessing Eric won’t suddenly be alive and well in the Season 7 premiere.
No. That would be a cheat, wouldn’t it? That would be an incredible cheat. Pam has gone off in search of Eric, and maybe she’s going to be the one to find him, y’know?
TVLINE | Let’s talk about Alexander’s nude scene. Full-frontal nudity on a guy is not something you see often on television.
TVLINE | What kind of behind-the-scenes conversations took place prior to shooting?
Alex Skarsgard was the coolest camper in the world. There’s no conversation with him. He’s Swedish. They’re naked all the time. As a matter of fact, when I saw what we had on camera, I sent him an email that said, “We’re going to lock picture. Are you OK with this?” He said, “No problemo.” That was the conversation. It couldn’t have been easier.
TVLINE | Did the reaction surprise you — or him? Probably not.
I think sometimes we are impressed by how much people care. But I don’t think that people care was a surprise. He knew the gift he was giving everybody. [Laughs]
The entire interview is still being transcribed as I write this and you can check it out HERE
It includes Buckner’s first hints about what will happen in Season 7, including Sookie, Bill and Alcide.
We can think about all that later though – for now let’s celebrate the Northman lives to completely captivate us and OWN another season of True Blood.