I had to look up if The Northman, which stars Alexander Skarsgård, has anything to do with Eric Northman, the character he played on True Blood, and I am not the only person because Google answered me fast: No. However, the movie’s description left it vague, frankly:
Prince Amleth is on the verge of becoming a man when his father is brutally murdered by his uncle, who kidnaps the boy’s mother. Two decades later, Amleth is now a Viking who raids Slavic villages. He soon meets a seeress who reminds him of his vow — save his mother, kill his uncle, avenge his father.
That person could become a vampire at the end there. It’s actually based on Gesta Danorum, which is apparently a hugely famous Danish work from the 12th century, which is possibly as far from True Blood as a person could get. (It’s also one of the sources for Hamlet.) This all just goes to show, authors, never give up on having your book optioned! It could literally take centuries. Anyway, everyone is in this movie, although only a few of them are at the premiere — Anya and Skarsgård, Bill Skarsgård, Ethan Hawke, Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe, and — as the seeress, of course — Björk. I pray that Kidman and Björk show up for at least one of these premieres, but for today, we must settled for ATJ and ASkars.