‘True Blood’ Boss Confirms Eric’s Fate

Alexander Skarsgård on "True Blood." (HBO)

Warning spoilers ahead!

After watching fan favorite Eric Northman burn in the sun during the season finale of “True Blood,” and leave his fate up in the air, series producer Brian Buckner now says that Eric will return for season 7 of the HBO series.

In an interview with TVLine, Buckner confirmed that Alexander Skarsgard, who plays Eric, is locked in for another go-around on the show.

“I can tell you that Alexander Skarsgard is going to be a part of the next season of ‘True Blood,'” Buckner said. “He will be a series regular.”

That said, don’t expect the vamp to be back to normal.

“That would be a cheat, wouldn’t it?” he said when asked if Eric would be alive and well when we see him next. “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?”

As for the future of the storylines?

The show started out as, ‘Let’s see if vampires and humans can get along.'” he said. “We’re returning to that original promise of the show. And because humans and vampires are being forced together, we’re going to be examining that with all of our characters.”

Click here to read more from the interview, including the time jump, Sookie’s new man and the future of Bill.

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