Big things are in store for "True Blood" baddie Eric Northman, the sinister vampire with a hidden soft side played by Alexander Skarsgård. Not only is the Fangtasia owner getting a new love interest in the upcoming third season, he's also getting a visit from dear old dad.
According to E! Online, "True Blood" producers are looking to cast the role of Ulfrick, a Swedish Viking king and father to Eric Northman. The desired actor must be able to speak fluent Swedish and should be in his 40s to 50s. Additionally, the character will appear in flashbacks to Eric's days as a Viking warrior, but there is tension between the two — Ulfrick doesn't think that Eric's behavior is befitting of royalty.
While Alexander's real life father Stellan Skarsgård (who you'll best remember as one of Meryl Streep's past lovers in the film version of "Mamma Mia!") fits all of the above requirements for Ulfrick, representatives for the actor told E! News that he "will not" be joining the "True Blood" cast. As of now, the role remains open.