Robert Patrick

File this one under silver linings.

Weeks after ABC announced the cancellation of freshman series Last Resort, Robert Patrick has been promoted to a series regular for True Blood's sixth season, Deadline reports.

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Patrick, 54, appeared in several episodes last season as Alcide's (Joe Manganiello) dad, Jackson. Although ABC opted not to pick up the back nine episodes of Last Resort, the submarine drama from Shawn Ryan, all of the actors are still under contract, except Patrick, who was released to join True Blood.

Patrick is also known for his roles in Terminator 2, The X Files and The Unit.

Are you excited to see more of Alcide's dad on True Blood this season?