SPOILERS: True Blood Casting Charming New Love Interest for Sookie?

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In addition to Rutger Hauer’s Macklyn (aka M. Warlow?), True Blood season 6 is casting another new male character, TVLine reports.

The new character is Ben, an “ultra charming, ultra handsome” man in his late 20s/early 30s. He’s appealing to the local women and the men, but his charm masks a very dark side. He and Sookie will encounter each other soon after he arrives in Bon Temps, but will sparks fly? Or will she keep her distance?

Any speculation on Ben’s book equivalent? We’re thinking Lochlan, the sadistic Faery from [easyazon-link asin=”0441020941″]Dead And Gone[/easyazon-link].

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  1. Melissa

    October 4, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Sounds like Claude! But I guess not since he is already on the show.

    • toni

      October 4, 2012 at 8:50 pm

      It is how Claude appears in the book, not the show. Mel thinks it’s Lochlan, now I have to read book 10

  2. Blissa

    October 4, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Probabably He’s Quinn from the books.

  3. Rina

    October 4, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    I don’t think this character is from the books. It’s someone TB made up for S6 to create intrigue.

  4. Ashley

    October 4, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Im guessing he is “Quinn” …why would they change his name??

    • Blissa

      October 4, 2012 at 10:47 pm

      They think John Quinn’s a dull name,I guess. I hope this Ben’s Quinn the were-tigger.

    • Micki Amato-Beasley

      October 5, 2012 at 7:04 am

      Because they can’t follow anything from the books! Quinn should have been introduced in Season 5, instead they had all that Authority crap. What a fiasco that season was. I will admit, the last episode was very good, though. I’m wondering if they ever plan on introducing Felipe and Victor in True Blood.

      • Liz

        October 8, 2012 at 10:38 am

        They don’t have to follow anything from the books, especially when True Blood is only BASED ON the books. We’ve been saying that for 5 seasons. Quinn doesn’t need to make an appearance at all if he doesn’t move the story along.

  5. Tash

    October 4, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Could it perhpas be Dermott? (fairy uncle)

    • caffeine

      October 5, 2012 at 12:07 am

      Possibly, though it would be hilarious if Ryan Kwanten played both Jason & Dermott!

    • RM

      October 5, 2012 at 3:12 pm

      Him to be Sookie’s potential love interest would be kinda gross… He’s her uncle after all!

  6. katja

    October 5, 2012 at 1:52 am

    another love interest for Sookie…how surprising

    • Ellen

      October 5, 2012 at 11:33 pm

      Ha 🙂 It’s funny cause it’s true.

  7. Esw45

    October 5, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Ben sounds like a Fae ……probably a Lochlan or Dermot type character……I think he will be a distraction for Sookie but i still believe her and Eric is on a collision course in getting together.

  8. Kristen

    October 5, 2012 at 9:01 am

    I think Ben=Quinn. I think they might just be using that name for the casting call to keep some mystery for the book readers.

  9. Kenny B. Barlow

    October 5, 2012 at 10:31 am

    thats pretty cool

  10. Debi

    October 5, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I am thinking he might be a were sent by Debbie Pelt’s family. In the books, they just don’t go away meekly.

  11. Gail

    October 5, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    I suspect he is a fae with his own agenda. Can hardly wait for TB to begin again!!

  12. Elisha_Q

    October 6, 2012 at 1:03 am

    Could it be Belenos the elf?

  13. NannyVamp

    October 7, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Maybe Prince Niall? They change the names on the casting calls sometimes to throw us off track. He would have a sinister appearance at first. He wouldn’t be a love interest, but he has a very intense interest in Sook.

  14. vikingrl

    October 8, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    I agree with Micki, that it might be Felipe, its about time he should be introduced. Not to mention there is no more “Authority”. In the book, it does describe him as “attractive”.
    Unless there is a possibility that the new person might be the fangtasia bartender that lives with Sookie, only to try to burn her house down. (I forget his name right now).

  15. JM

    October 9, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    If Ben is an “ultra charming, ultra handsome” man in his late 20s/early 30, I tthink Chris Salvatore would fit the role perfectly.

  16. tina

    October 11, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Am hoping that this ben person is similar to quinn (love sookie and his relationship) in the books. Plus , Quinn was a character that caused a lot of chatter in the books. So am keeping my fingers crossed.

  17. Colleen S

    October 14, 2012 at 10:35 am

    With Bilith and Warlow in season 6 what purpose does Ben serve the story? Will he be a distraction from two potential villians or be another reason for Sookie to run?