Rob Kazinsky, still best known over here for playing Sean Slater in
(because even though he appeared in George Lucas’s
, only about three people went to see that) is joining the cast of
in season six.
Kazinsky – who since leaving Albert Square has appeared in the US show
Brothers & Sisters
, and will soon be seen in Guillermo del Toro’s
– will play Bon Temps newcomer Ben, a highly charismatic faerie who takes a liking to Sookie (and vice-versa) and helps Sookie and Jason delve deeper into the mystery of their parents’ murders.
At one point, Kazinsky was due to appear as the dwarf Fili in Peter Jackson’s
trilogy (see below), but pulled out shortly before filming commenced to be replaced by
The Almighty Johnsons
’ Dean O’Gorman.
Rutger Hauer (
) will also debut on the show in season six,
, a mysterious and sinister figure with deep ties to Sookie and Jason.