Alexander Skarsgard’s Dad on True Blood?

February 5, 2010 by  

Since the latest True Blood casting news came out this week regarding a flashback scene with Eric Northman‘s parents, fans have been rallying around the idea of Alexander Skarsgard‘s real-life dad and internationally acclaimed actor Stellan Skarsgard to play the role of Eric‘s human father, King Ulfrick.

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So what is the possibility of father and son sharing the screen in season 3 of True Blood?

According to Jennifer Godwin from E! it looks like it will not happen.  As Jennifer states:

“We asked reps for papa Skarsgård if he would be playing Ulfrick on True Blood, and they said, “He will not.”

So now that the hopes of True Blood fans seeing Alex perform side-by-side with his father have been dashed some fans have thrown out several names for the part. Max von Sydow, Bill Nighy and Viggo Mortensen have been mentioned and as reported on E!Online both Max Von Sydow and Viggo Mortensen both actually speak Swedish.  Bill Nighy on the other hand has vampire experience in his work the Underworld franchise.

So who do you see playing the role of King Ulfrick?

To check out all the details and to let your voice be heard go to E!Online and let them know what you think.