True Blood Season 5 Casting News: The Return Of...

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True Blood is scarcely underway with season four - how great was this week's episode?!? - but we already have some major casting news regarding season five:

Denis O'Hare will reprise the role of Russell Edgington.

Russell Edgington Pic

Bill and Eric made the decision to bury the former King of Mississippi last summer, of course, rather than actually kill him. Rumors of his return have run rampant ever since and O'Hare confirmed in an interview with Film School Rejects that Alan Ball has chosen to delay it until early next season.

"They were definitely bringing me back, it was just a matter of if they wanted to bring me back the last couple episodes [of season four] or bring me back at the beginning [of season five]," the actor said."

He added that there's "no limit" to Edgington's actions and that "I love that Russell has this intense passion for life; literally a passion for living and a passion for life."

Are you excited for his return?

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True Blood Quotes

Everyone I love leaves, everything I touch dies, so forgive me if I don't share your faith in my lord.


I don't know what it is about me that makes people think I want to hear their problems. Maybe I smile too much. Maybe I wear too much pink. But please remember I can rip your throat out if I need to. And also know that I am not a hooker. That was a long, long time ago


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