True Blood Season 3 Spoiler News: Episode 5 Casting Call

February 3, 2010 by  

There’s a new True Blood casting call. This time, the casting is for Episode 5 of Season 3, which is entitled Trouble, and calls for 4 guest roles, including Eric Northman‘s parents Ulfrick and Astrid. The other two roles are for a Wolf Pack Leader and a church girl with a crush on Hoyt Fortenberry. Here are the details for these characters:

In a flashback scene set in 900 A.D., we meet Ulfrick, Eric‘s (Alexander Skarsgård) father.  Ulfrick is a Swedish Viking king in his 40s to 50s who has seen many battles as evident by his battle scars.  Despite his position he is described as being warm and has a  good relationship with Eric however, there is some tension between the two of them because Ulfrick wants Eric to learn responsibility and behave in a manner befitting royalty.  The casting call is for a guest star to portray Ulfrick.

In the same flashback scene set in 900 A.D. we also meet Astrid, a Swedish Viking queen in her 30s with a new baby and is Eric‘s mother. This casting call is also for a guest star to portray Astrid.

Another guest star casting call, this time for Colonel John Flood who is described as the Wolf Pack Leader in his 50s to 60s who is self-assured, and dressed like a golfer with a military haircut.  Apparently he doesn’t react the way Sookie and Alcide expect to recent events.

It seems Jessica better watch out or someone is going to take Hoyt away from her.  In the latest casting call a young girl in her 20s from Hoyt‘s church is attracted to him in a chaste way.  Summer is described as super positive and a nice girl.

Sounds like True Blood‘s new guest characters are going to be giving us some new insight into a few of our favorite characters! Which of these four do you think will make the biggest impression on fans and do you have anyone in mind to play any of these characters?

SOURCE: Spoiler TV

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  • missyella

    As much as we all love the Viking God, I am not sure of the calls for some nepostism in wanting Stellan to be cast as Eric’s Father.

    As much as I like Stellan, I think Sam Elliott, or even better Rutger Hauer would be ideal casting….

  • Reza in StL

    I’m a huge Stellan Skarsgard fan and would love to see him play Eric’s father. I would LOVE it.

  • Katie

    I always thought Sam Elliot (think We Were Soldiers) would make a great Colonel Flood. That’s who I pictured when reading the books!

  • Fo5ter

    I think Martin Sheen would make a great Colonel Flood.

  • Rachel Graham

    BARBARA, Alex’s mom does not act, she is a Doctor. They have been divorced for a while. I agree that Stellan would make a Good King and great guest star.

  • jay

    Im wondering if the flashback is actually eric as a teenager? or would they include that in the casting call?
    they might use AS little baby brother as the baby? that would be cute!!!

  • Katra

    “Ulfrick wants Eric to learn responsibility and behave in a manner befitting royalty.”

    Interesting that we’re going to see a sub-plotline (possibly) about Ulfrick wanting to see Eric behave… This could be some serious fun, and maybe it would include seeing Eric out pillaging while his father wants him to stay home and learn how to be a king…

  • pbt

    Thanks for the news, Isis. Awesome casting and plot lines for the upcoming season. Alexander’s mom is not an actress but a doctor so I don’t think you will see here on the small screen near you.

    As far as descending from royalty, Jaxx you are correct and I concur. We already knew that Eric Northman was a God/King. Winking on that one. 129 days until TB returns. Wohooo.

    The Viking Vampire G*d returns in all his naked glory!

  • Jerri

    Stellan was my first thought as well.

  • Col. John Flood – this seems an interesting character – I wonder what they mean – does not react the way Sookie and Alcide expect! Wolf Pack Leader with a buzz cut and plays golf! Very interesting casting call!

    • jaxx

      I agree. Not sure what to make of this casting call. I pictured Col Flood as a stern military type, no nonsense, and not the type to play golf. Should be interesting.

  • bivalve88

    While reading the books, I always pictured Colonel Flood as Ben Kingsley.

  • who would be the most qualified to play eric’s dad, but alexander’s-stellan.

  • How about Rutger Hauer as Eric’s dad? He was simply gorgeous in his day and would be perfect for the role. Remember him as the Tall blond android in Blade Runner? For Astrid, how about Cate Blanchett? She is very nordic looking and she is of the right age.

  • Barbara E.

    It is a true given that Alex’s parents should play Eric’s parents. I don’t know what his Mom looks like, but Stellen would make an awesome Ulfrick! Does Mom act?

  • Louisianagirl29

    Oh yes! Stellan would be perfect. They look so much alike.

  • where are the casting calls being held? date and time?

    • Hi Carolyn,

      Unfortunately we don’t have that information. All that we can suggest is that you get your agent to contact the people involved in casting for True Blood.

  • Who wants to see Stellan play Eric’s dad?! Come on, it’d be awesome.

    • jaxx

      I’m with you. Who would be better to play Eric’s dad then Alex’s dad. Stellan is a fine actor. I think AB should really consider him. That would be awesome and Alex really has a good relationship with his dad. It would be great to see them act together and how believable would this scene be. 🙂

      • jaxx

        And, Eric descending from royalty?? How fitting is that??? He definitely has the air of royalty around him. This is going to be such a great scene. And a baby sibling??? This will definitely play out later in this series even if it’s years from now. Wow, great news Isis, you made my night.