'True Blood' Lands A Replicant For Season 6

One of the best character actors in the biz, Rutger Hauer has joined HBO's "True Blood" as Macklyn, who according to TVLine, is "a mysterious and sinister figure with deep ties to Sookie and Jason."

Will Hauer strap on the fangs to play a vamp? Not sure. He previously played one in the film version of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," so he's no stranger to the blood sucking.

Hauer's casting is the first major announcement about the new season, following the departure of showrunner Alan Ball. So no matter how Ball's absence might affect the creative side of the series, at least they've locked down a killer performer.

"True Blood" Season 6 hits HBO in June 2013.

[Source: TVLine]