“True Blood” has made its first major Season 6 hire, with vet Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner, Hobo with a Shotgun) joining the HBO smash as a series regular, TVLine reports.
Hauer will play Macklyn, a mysterious and sinister figure with deep ties to Sookie and Jason.
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”.
True Blood’s sixth season is slated to premiere in June 2013.