As previously announced, the title for True Blood episode 6.02 is “Here Comes the Sun”, and now we’ve been sent the casting call which, I’m not going to lie, has me a trifle confused. Take a look.
This episode was written by Angela Robinson and will be directed by Dan Attias. Production is scheduled to begin January 15, 2013.
Producers are casting Willa Burrell, daughter of Governor Burrell (Arliss Howard). A pretty co-ed, age 22, she doesn’t agree with her father’s anti-vampire agenda but is powerless to stop him. This is a recurring role.
Joining Nicole Jannsen’s troupe of activists are Mustard, a young Caucasian woman from Los Angeles with canary yellow hair dubbed a “Lena Dunham-ish” type; Jessie, a Caucasian male in his late 20s described as “lanky and pompous”; and Bruce, a young African-American guy from Vermont who is “nerdy”. Mustard and Jessie are recurring while Bruce is “possible” recurring. Watch your back, Bruce!
Maggie is a Caucasian woman in her mid-30s who is petite, blonde, and pregnant. She believes her husband ran off and left her to raise their baby alone, which naturally makes her emotional. I’m guessing Mr. Maggie didn’t leave her by choice and she’ll become part of Governor Burrell’s campaign. This is another potentially recurring role.
Speaking of vampire snacks, Veronica is a “sassy prostitute” turned “human edible” (a person who allows vampires to feed on her for cash) in her mid-30s who makes housecalls. This is a one-off role and the actress who lands the part will need dance and/or contortionist abilities.
And finally, we’re going to meet Niall’s Mother! Flashing back to 3500 B.C., we’ll meet this Caucasion woman (mid-20s to early-30s) who is billed as Young Niall’s (Rutger Hauer) protective mother. That’s right, Rutger Hauer IS playing Niall*, although it appears he now goes by Macklyn Warlow. Or that’s an entirely different character. Or Macklyn and Warlow are two different characters. (My money is on the first option.)
*For non-bookies, Niall is an ancient faery who is Jason and Sookie’s great-great-great-great-etc-grandfather.