True Blood’s Rutger Hauer gets a Name Change!
June 4, 2013 by Rachel Tsoumbakos
Macklyn Becomes Niall Brigant:
Back in November, we announced (along with all the other media outlets) that Rutger Hauer would be playing the role of Macklyn in Season 6 of HBO’s True Blood. For months now there have been many articles written in relation to Macklyn and how he will affect Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Jason Stackhouse’s (Ryan Kwanten) lives. Also, there has been plenty of conjecture between fans as to Macklyn’s role. Some even suggested that Macklyn was really the elusive Warlow.
Now, all of a sudden, along with the emergence of official photos from HBO, there seems to be a name change for Rutger Hauer’s character.
Say hello to Niall Brigant.
Fans of the Southern Vampire Mystery novels will be familiar with this name. Niall is in fact someone very dear to Sookie. It will be interesting to see just how closely HBO will follow the books in relation to this character.
What do you think about the name change? Let us know in the comments below.
Sources: TrueBloodNet – True Blood Brings Rob Kazinsky On Board for Season 6
TVLine – True Blood Exclusive: Rutger Hauer Joins Cast as Regular — What’s His Connection to Sookie?
HBO’s Inside True Blood – Meet The Characters of Season 6
Rutger Hauer’s Official Website – True Blood Season 6 2013
(Photo Credit: Credit: John P. Johnson/HBO Inc.)