More casting news for True Blood: According to Vulture, The X-Files alum Robert Patrick is set to join the cast of the HBO series as Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello)'s father, Jackson. Though we won't see the elder Herveaux until much later this season - as in, August - it's being reported that he'll turn up because he's indebted to vampire Eric (Alexander SkarsgĂ„rd) somehow.

Special Agent John Doggett in Bon Temps? Eh, it's better than werepanthers and witches, so we'll take it.

[via Vulture]