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True Blood Spec: Rutger Hauer plays Niall, could he also be Warlow?

It’s time for some True Blood Season 6 Speculation!

It has long been confusing to many exactly which character Rutger Hauer is going to play in Season 6 of True Blood. He was first reported to play “Macklyn” – a mysterious and sinister figure with deep ties to Sookie and Jason. (SUSPECTED TO BE WARLOW) and then and ever since he has been reported as playing, “Niall.”

But when HBO sent us the HQ photos of season 6 characters yesterday, we noticed that on the “Credit Sheet” they sent along with the photos that he was officially listed as “Niall Brigant.”  Therefore, in our minds that puts the debate to rest, or does it?

Knowing the True Blood writers as we do, we are aware they never limit themselves and are experts at creating plot twists that surprise us. So, we wonder if perhaps there might just be such a plot twist this season and Mr. Hauer might play both characters?

Certainly this would represent a pretty drastic twist, and we have no evidence to verify it except for the original casting that reported him as playing Warlow and then the one later that listed him as Niall. So, let’s just say this is pure speculation on our part and we’ll have to wait to find out the real truth until June 16.


What do you think? Could Rutger Hauer be both Niall and Warlow? Let us know what your opinion in the comments.


Credit: John P. Johnson/HBO
Rutger Hauer “Niall Brigant”

photo source: HBO