Alexander Skarsgard Definitely Returning to "True Blood" Next Season

Posted Wednesday August 21, 2013 8:40 AM GMT

True Blood fans around the world all sat in shock on Sunday (August 18) as they watched their favorite character become engulfed in flames. But fear not, Eric Northman will returning for the seventh season of the hit HBO series.

Two days after its sixth season finale aired, the "True Blood" boss Brian Buckner revealed a surprise during an interview with TVLine about Alexander Skarsgard's involvement with the series.

"I can tell you that Alexander Skarsgard is going to be a part of the next season of 'True Blood,'" Buckner proclaimed. "He will be a series regular."

While he's not completely dead just yet, Mr. Buckner believed that Eric will not be his usual self in the next season that will be kicking off next summer.

During an interview at the 2013 Comic-Con, Mr. Buckner explained the show will be going back to "basics."

"[We hope] you're gonna feel that the show is going to return back to its roots and it's going to be about this group of people living in Bon Temps," he stated.

He then added, "We're going to condense the number of stores we're telling and make it feel like we're coming home."

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