CASTING NEWS: Meet Eric’s Dad (SPOILERS)

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Hans Tester stars as Ulfrick Northman, Eric's father, on True Blood season 3

Hans Tester stars as Ulfrick Northman

Per IMDb, True Blood has cast Ulfrick Northman has been cast for the flashback occurring in episode 305, “Trouble“. Actor Hans Tester, most recently seen opposite Matt Damon in The Informant!, has been cast as the senior Northman. I can see the resemblance to Alexander Skarsgard’s Eric, can’t you?

We’ll meet Eric’s father in a flashback to approximately 900 AD, before Eric is turned. The casting call describes him as Ulfrick is described as in his 40s to 50s, warm but battle scarred. He’s a Swedish Viking king who wants Eric to learn responsibility and to behave as a prince should, causing some tension in their otherwise solid father-son relationship.

Also guest starring in this episode are Melissa Rauch as Summer, a young woman who is attracted to Hoyt, and Grainger Hines as Colonel John Flood, a packmaster who Sookie & Alcide encounter.t

For more season three casting information, be sure to check out our round-up post, updated frequently.

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4 Comments

  1. Dawn Brady

    March 6, 2010 at 11:28 am

    I cannot wait for season 3! This is the best show ever!

  2. Tiera

    March 6, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    WOW HE LOOKS A LOT LIKE ERIC

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  4. bayoubaby

    June 20, 2010 at 10:48 am

    i am scared to think of the things jessica will do this girl.