True Blood season 5 spoilers: Robert Patrick to star as Alcide’s dad – and find out why Alcide helped Sookie find Bill!
It’s a big week for True Blood fans!
The fifth season of the show commenced on the 10th of June and already, we have gotten a sneak peek at the second installment, due to air in just two days time.
This afternoon, we can reveal that another addition has been made to the cast and that actor Robert Patrick will also star in the new series.
The 53 year old star will take on the role of Alcide’s (Joe Manganiello) dad, Jackson.
True-Blood.net claims that the Terminator star will first show up in a flashback to Alcide’s younger days, when the young pup is a teenage werewolf and very much in awe of his strong father figure. The scenes will air in the ninth episode of the HBO vampire drama.
The storyline also sheds light on Alcide’s relationship with Sookie and how he ended up assisting the pretty blonde almost fairy.
It turns out that Jackson’s father was in debt to Eric Northman and as a way to cancel out his obligations to the vampire sheriff, he persuaded Alcide to help Sookie in her search for Bill back in the third season.
Patrick has had quite the career so far, making his name starring in movies such as Die Hard 2, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Wayne’s World, Last Action Hero, Fire in the Sky, Walk the Line and Flags of Our Fathers.
He has also frequently graced the small screen, popping up in ‘The Unit,’ ‘Burn Notice,’ ‘Big Love,’ ‘Chuck,’ ‘NCIS,’ ‘Lost,’ and ‘The Sopranos.’
Check out an interview with the star below and let us know what you think of HBO’s latest casting.