Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈskɑːʂɡoːɖ]; born August 25, 1976) is a Swedish actor. He is best known for his roles as vampire Eric Northman on the HBO series True Blood, Meekus in Zoolander and Brad Colbert in the HBO miniseries Generation Kill. He is the son of Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård.
True Blood is an American television drama series created and produced by Alan Ball. It is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the co-existence of vampires and humans in Bon Temps, a fictional, small town in northwestern Louisiana. The series centers on the adventures of Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), a telepathic waitress with an otherworldly quality.
The show is broadcast on the premium cable network HBO in the United States. It is produced by HBO in association with Ball's production company, Your Face Goes Here Entertainment. It premiered on September 7, 2008. The first five seasons of the series received generally favorable reviews and won several awards, including a Golden Globe and an Emmy.
On July 15, 2013, HBO announced that True Blood had been renewed for a seventh and final season that will premiere in Summer 2014.
Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård) is the Sheriff of Area 5, a vampire district in Louisiana. A Swedish Viking warrior in life, he is over 1,100 years old and is a powerful and wealthy member of the vampire community. He runs the vampire bar, Fangtasia, in Shreveport, and develops an interest in Sookie Stackhouse after discovering her unique ability to read minds during the first season. He requests Sookie's services in finding a thief in the first season, then enlists her aid again in the second, seeking to retrieve his maker Godric, an ancient vampire gone missing in Dallas. His attraction to Sookie becomes more apparent as he tricks her into consuming his blood. In the third season, however, he protects Sookie from werewolf attacks and becomes intent on revenge on vampire king Russell Edgington, after discovering that Russell was the vampire who killed his human relatives before Eric became a vampire. Eric's father is shown to have worn a crown which was taken by Russell Edgington to add to his collection, which suggests that Eric's family may have been early Swedish nobles or royalty. In season 4, he buys Sookie's house while she is away in Fae and is cursed by Marnie while trying to shut down her coven. He is left without memory of who he is and is taken in by Sookie. Eric demonstrates more sensitivity with Sookie and the two fall in love. He is confronted by Marnie again who possesses him to kill Bill. Sookie uses her powers to stop Eric from killing Bill, releasing him from Marnie's control and restoring his memories from before and during his amnesia. While his old personality has returned, he is still in love with Sookie. Eric and Bill then team up to stop Marnie. After stopping her, Eric and Bill are both rejected by Sookie, who loves them both. When Nan visits, she reveals that both Eric and Bill have been sentenced to the True Death. However, she reveals she is starting a rebellion against the Authority after having been sentenced herself and asks them to join. When she threatens Sookie, Eric decapitates her guards to distract her so Bill can stake her. In the season 6 finale, after killing many humans at Vamp Camp by drinking Warlow's blood, Eric leaves his progeny behind to go back to his homeland in Sweden and relax. Unknown to him, Warlow is killed by Jason and his blood is no longer in effect. Eric is last seen catching on fire on top of a mountain.
The sixth season of True Blood was such a sack of shit, you shouldn't even bother worrying about spoilers. Just stop watching altogether. At this point, the show has done more than merely jump the shark, and it’s currently spinning out of control as a sharknado of melodramatic bullshit and blatantly bad television writing.
The only good thing to come out of this season was a brief glimpse at Alexander Skarsgård‘s penis, which confirms that he’s uncut and a decent size when flaccid. One could argue that the homoerotic shaving scene between Warlow and Jason Stackhouse was also a nice treat, but fuck, when will one of those vampire sex dreams lead to some actual fucking? I want to see penetration shots of Rob Kazinsky‘s dick buried in Ryan Kwanten‘s tight muscle butt, and I won’t settle for anything less.
Just give me what I want, True Blood. That’s the only way I’ll forgive you for this season.