Russell Edgington made for one heck of a villain in Season 3. From his casual enjoyment of extreme violence to his jovial nonchalance with Queen Sophie-Anne, he was a fabulous example of a deranged, yet fun psychopath.
The most surprising part is that he doesn't think Russell is crazy: "He becomes unburdened of a certain kind of civility because Talbot sort of held him in check," O'Hare says. "With that mitigating force gone, he reverts in a way to his most pagan, native self. And another thing is he's just in pain. He's descending into a kind of Shakespearean grief and pain."
As for his return in Season 4? "I would love that too," he says. "I know that Alan (Ball) and the writers wrote the ending of season three in order to keep their options open and Russell's not dead. That's all I'm saying."
More Russell? Yes, please! The vamp king we know and love won't sit still once he's freed from his cement prison!