Anna Paquin Confirms Rutger Hauer is Back for True Blood Season 7
May 26, 2014 by Rachel Tsoumbakos
Sookie’s Fairy Grandfather, Niall Brigant, Will Return:
In Season 6 of HBO’s True Blood, we met Sookie Stackhouse’s (Anna Paquin) fairy grandfather, Niall Brigant (played by Rutger Hauer). While his storyline completed its arc with the advent and then subsequent demise of the Season 6 baddie, Warlow/Ben Flynn (Robert Kazinsky), Niall was still very much alive. Since the Season 6 finale, many fans have been more concerned with whether Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) will live or die in True Blood Season 7, but there was still the fact that Niall was alive. This meant he could possibly stage a return for True Blood’s final season.
Well, now it seems Anna Paquin herself has confirmed Rutger Hauer has indeed returned to the True Blood set with the following recent tweet:
— Anna Paquin (@AnnaPaquin) May 23, 2014
First base, huh? With your ear? EW!
I wonder how Niall’s storyline will conclude in Season 7? Will it involve more hilarious one liners between Niall and his ’embarrassing’ grandson Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten)? Does this suggest that Niall will be needed to fight yet another evil fairy? Maybe Niall will be one of the characters returning in a flashback this season? Or did Rutger Hauer merely drop by the set and Anna is just stirring the pot with her comment on Twitter?
Let us know your theories about Niall’s apparent return in the comments below!
Source: Twitter – Anna Paquin
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