Those of you hoping for more of Alcide and his dad in True Blood
season 6 will get your wish. According to Deadline
, Robert Patrick will be a series regular for the show's upcoming sixth season.
Patrick appeared in three episodes of season 5 as Jackson Herveaux, Alcide's surly dad. The season ended with Jackson joining his son to confront J.D., resulting in J.D.;s death and Alcide taking over as packmaster.
Most recently Patrick starred in ABC's Last Resort
, but its cancellation has freed him up for the True Blood
In addition to Patrick, True Blood
season 6 will feature several other new series regulars, including Rutger Hauer as the ominous vampire Warlow and British actor Rob Kazinsky who will play Ben, a faerie who, like all men, is drawn to Sookie.True Blood
season 6 will begin in the summer of 2013.
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