Thanks again to EricandSookieLovers.com for the heads up. Denis O’Hare who portrayed Vampire King of Mississippi Russell Edgington is coming back. Denis confirmed it in an interview with The Windy City Times:
Although O’Hare wouldn’t reveal any major True Blood plotlines, he did disclose that Russell Edgington will return even though he was seemingly killed off.
“I’m coming back [for True Blood's fifth series] mid-season because of An Iliad. I’m amazed that we were able to negotiate around that,” O’Hare said. “I’m very happy to come back and actually I got the first two scripts for True Blood and I’ve been hungrily reading them.”