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True Blood Gets Renewed For A Sixth Season

 

HBO’s massively popular series, “True Blood,” has been (not surprisingly) renewed for a sixth season. The Emmy Award-winning series is based on the popular Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris.

The 6th series will have to continue on without show creator Alan Ball. He previously announced his plans to leave the show after the fifth season.

Based on the popular Southern Vampire Mysteries series written by Charlaine Harris.

SEASON FIVE CREDITS: Alan Ball Creator/Executive Producer Gregg Fienberg Executive Producer Brian Buckner Co-Executive Producer Mark Hudis Co-Executive Producer Angela Robinson Co-Executive Producer Raelle Tucker Co-Executive Producer Alexander Woo Co-Executive Producer

SEASON FIVE SERIES REGULARS: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Alexander Skarsgard, Christopher Meloni, Chris Bauer, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Lauren Bowles, Valentina Cervi, Nelsan Ellis, Scott Foley, Janina Gavankar, Lucy Griffiths, Todd Lowe, Joe Manganiello, Michael McMillian, Denis O’Hare, Jim Parrack, Carrie Preston, Deborah Ann Woll

Adaptations At Comic Con 2012 – Panel Updates

Comic-Con 2012 is right around the corner and if you are planning to attend there are some definite panels you will want to visit.

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and “True Blood” has recently announced their panels for this year. “Game of Thrones” will be presented in the Large Hall H, a major upgrade for the series. Hall H is traditionally reserved for movies and the most popular of television series and “Game of Thrones” definitely fits the bill. The Thrones panel will take place at the San Diego fan convention on Friday, July 13.

The “True Blood” panel will be Saturday, July 14 in Ballroom 20. The ballroom where True Blood will present, seats about 4,000.

Fans will also be able to view the panel of the favorite fictional serial killer as Showtime’s “Dexter” will be a first-day panel with a Q&A session with the show’s stars, Michael C. Hall (Dexter) and Jennifer Carpenter (Deb).The panel is sure to be a hit given the events of the last season, and fans should know to get there early as it is sure to be packed early on.

According to Showtime, before the panel’s guests arrive, fans will be treated to a first-look at the new season of the animated webisode series Early Cuts: All in the Family – which is narrated by Hall. The animated webisode series will depict the events of Dexter’s often murky past that will reveal new information that will relevant to the upcoming season. It will also focus on Deb when she felt, even early on, that there was something dark about her brother.

Not surprisingly, “The Walking Dead” will be the largest Comic-Con panel of the year sure to amp up the anticipation of the upcoming 16-episode third season. Panelists include veteran actors Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun and Lauren Cohan. Season 3 newcomers Danai Gurira (Michonne) and David Morrisey (The Governor) will also join, much to the excitement of fans. In addition, executive producers Glen Mazzara, Gale Anne Hurd, Robert Kirkman and co-executive producer and special effects make-up supervisor Greg Nicotero will round out the sizable panel, which will be held in Hall H (the convention’s largest venue) at 1:25pm on Friday, July 13. The hour-long session will be moderated by Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick.

Several movie previews are set to air at the convention including The Hobbit and Iron Man 3. 

Jacob Hopkins Talks Being A Vampire On True Blood Season 5

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During a recent interview over at our sister site, BSCkids, young actor Jacob Hopkins answers some questions about the upcoming season 5 of HBO’s “True Blood.”

There is little we know about his character in the upcoming series but we do know that Jacob plays one of the oldest vampires on the Vampire authority yet he is the youngest looking. His character, Alexander Drew, was turned at the tender young age of 9. However, don’t let his angelic face fool you, the old vampire is very cunning and very manipulative. Alexander will be known for being impetuous towards those around him.

Jacob described his character of Alexander as being “a feisty and strong-minded vampire.  He’s the kind of vampire who likes to taunt others.  He may look young, but looks can be deceiving.  He’s very wise and he pretty much makes himself heard.”

Some actors may find it difficult to play an age older or younger than themselves, let alone decades older, yet Jacob took the task in stride with confidence. He described how the other actors on set helped him get into the mindset of the old vampire.

I prepared Alexander to think like he was more important than anyone on the council or anyone who was in the same room as him.  It didn’t matter if I was 9 or not, Alexander is old and wise.  Once I was on set, it helped to be around all the other adult actors too.  I was in a suit and tie, sitting with the council, I felt like I was Alexander and a part of it all.”

He went on to credit fellow “True Blood” newcomer Christopher Meloni as an actor who taught him the most.

I have learned a lot from Chris Meloni because he would rehearse in front of everyone and he didn’t mind, and if he made a mistake, he would just go right back into it and he is such a great role model.”

And it is nice to know that Jacob loved his experience on “True Blood” saying that it was his favorite project thus far to work on.

I loved working with such nice people, great actors and I loved wearing my fangs!”

“True Blood” season 5 begins on June 10th and you can see Jacob starting on June 17th.

Full Trailer for True Blood Season 5

HBO has finally premiered the full trailer for the upcoming season 5 of “True Blood.”

Season 5 will include several new cast members such as Christopher Meloni, most know for working on “Law & Order: SVU.” Details on who his character will be has yet to be released. Also joining this season is Scott Foley as Patrick, one of Terry’s war buddies. Louis Herthum will join as JD, Alcide’s father and Kelly Overton will appear as Rikki, a werewolf curious about Marcus. It has also been revealed that Carolyn Hennesy will play Rosalyn Harris, a texas vampire thrown into the mix.

Alan Ball has cast the reoccurring role of Alexander Drew for the upcoming season 5, a Chancellor of the vaunted Vampire Authority.

“True Blood” is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris. The novels follows the world as the existence of vampires are revealed and the two groups of humanity struggle to co-exist around the world. The novels focus primarily on the town of Bon Temps, a small town in Louisiana and the life of telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse.

The new season will premiere June 10th. You can see what we already know about season 5 here, or just watch the trailer below.

10 Things We Know About Season 5 of True Blood

Season 5 of “True Blood” may feel like it is taking forever to arrive (June!) but at least there are a few spoilery things we already know going into the new seasons.

This article is written assuming you have seen season 4. 

RUSSELL IS BACK!

One of the first things we learned about season 5 was t hat neurotic and evil vampire, Russell Edgington, is back and ready to wreak havoc in everyones lives.

At the end of season 4 we saw his cement tomb broken open and the vampire king of Mississippi gone. Eric as already accused Pam releasing him, but as of now we don’t know who has done it or why. However, he is probably reasonably more upset and crazy than before and if he before he ripped a spine out of someone on live television we can only imagine what he is capable of now that he is pissed off instead of just distraught.

Steve Newlin is also returning

Close-minded anti-vampire activist Rev. Steve Newlin is also returning and it appears he has been turned. His return as a member of the undead was revealed in the season 5 trailer. However, given the tricksy nature of Bon Temps and the “True Blood” world, everything should be taken lighting till we see it for sure.

If he is now a vampire, will he still be in love with Jason, and will he still be annoyingly preachy? Or has he replaced that with a penchant for drinking blood (and probably being happier for it.)

Pam and Eric might no longer be “Pam and Eric”

We know that Eric is Pam’s maker, but we also know she has been incredibly faithful to him for MANY years. Despite her constant lashing out regarding his feelings for Sookie and her “precious fairy vagina.” Through four seasons she has remained by his side, albeit full of anger and sarcasm. However, after a recent clip was released for season 5, it seems she will no longer be by his side. She even goes so far to request him to release her from their bond that most fans thought was mutual rather than maker-bound.

There is a bromance a-brewin’

In an interview recently with E Online, Alexander Skargard, the hot distraction known as Eric, revealed some insight into the weird eskimo-bro relationship that is Eric and Bill.

“There’s a bit of a bromance between going on this year between Eric and Bill…It’s fun because I love Stephen Moyer to death, and after four years of butting heads, this is more like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. We have a common enemy and we have to team up this year.”

Eric and his … Sister?

Not much is known about her… at all. What we do know that she is her Vampire sister, sired by Godric to be part of their Vampy family.

The character is to be played by Lucy Griffith, and during a recent interview with TV Guide, she said this about the character:

“She’s an irreverent British lady who we think was turned during Elizabethan or Victorian times. It’s been years since she’s seen Eric, and she is very excited. She looks up to him, but they’ve had a fiery love/hate relationship in the way that brothers and sisters do.”

Sounds creepy to me. Hopefully she isn’t the same brunette we see Eric kissing in the trailer.

Chris Meloni, need I say more?

A few months ago it was revealed that SVU star Chris Meloni would be in Season 5 as a Vampire named Roman and a member of “The Authority.”

We don’t know much about what his character will be like in the series, but what ever it is, I’m sure it is bad-ass.

There is going to be a lot more Terry

Last season we saw the entrance of a character played by Scott Foley. He was Terry’s platoon leader in Iraq and from what we have seen, it appears that some really terrible stuff went down while they were serving. While nothing is ever as simple as mean people and PTSD, we assume something more is going on behind the scenes.

However, having more sweet lovable Terry in the show is definitely a win.

More Fairies…

So far we have only gotten small glimpses into the true fairy world. We met Claude, who helped Sookie escape from Fairy land, who turns out is part of a fairy triplet set that includes Claudine, who is already dead after Eric drained her, and Claudette.

According to Deadline, we will be meeting Claudette for reals during this new season. Supposedly she will be helping Sookie learn more about her Fae roots and their way of life. However, I don’t suspect that will go over so well. You know, with all the vampires… that are everywhere… all the time.

 Jessica and her well … something

What is going on with Jessica and Hoyt? After their incredibly cute relationship that ending increibly badly, we can’t  help feel bad for Hoyt… in a way that makes us want to hug him… forever. So where do they stand in the new season? Not much is certain, but if he dies, or becomes a vampire… I might cry.

Sam and Luna got some trouble headed their way

A new clip released a few weeks ago feature shape shifters Sam and Luna talking about something pretty mysterious. What we do know is that Sam is going to protect his woman. No matter what she turns into. Who is going after who is the question but with Sam at her side, they will probably be fine… right?

New Sneak Peek Into “True Blood” Season 5: Pam and Eric

Tensions are running high between characters in the upcoming new season 5 of “True Blood.” A new behind-the-scenes clip released shows that Eric doesn’t even trust his always there assistant, Pam. When it comes to the return of Russell Edgington, no one is safe, and Eric has questions.

After accusing Pam of being the one who released Russell she requests Eric to release her.

With Russell back, Alcide has also offered protection to Sookie with Lafayette doubting that a werewolf can protect her.

We have already seen some of the rising tensions to be faced in the next season with an earlier clip feature Sam and Luna. HBO has confirmed that fans will get the answer to the question on everyone’s mind since last season,: what is Tara Thornton’s fate after she was shot by Debbie? That alone was traumatic enough for most of us so it will be interesting to see where this new season takes us.

“True Blood” season 5 will premiere Sunday, June 10 at 9 P.M. EST on HBO.

You can watch the new clip below as well as the one featuring Sam and Luna.


New Season 5 True Blood Scene Features Sam and Luna

HBO recently premiered a new scene from the upcoming season 5 of their hit series, “True Blood.” The new scene features Sam (Sam Trammell) and Luna (Janina Gavankar).

Season 5 will include several new cast members such as Christopher Meloni, most know for working on “Law & Order: SVU.” Details on who his character will be has yet to be released. Also joining this season is Scott Foley as Patrick, one of Terry’s war buddies. Louis Herthum will join as JD, Alcide’s father and Kelly Overton will appear as Rikki, a werewolf curious about Marcus. It has also been revealed that Carolyn Hennesy will play Rosalyn Harris, a texas vampire thrown into the mix.

Alan Ball has cast the reoccurring role of Alexander Drew for the upcoming season 5, a Chancellor of the vaunted Vampire Authority.

“True Blood” is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris. The novels follows the world as the existence of vampires are revealed and the two groups of humanity struggle to co-exist around the world. The novels focus primarily on the town of Bon Temps, a small town in Louisiana and the life of telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse.

I am pretty excited for the new season, it has been to long since I had “True Blood” in my life, I almost considered reading the series over winter break. You can watch the new scene below:

Season 5 of “True Blood” premieres on Sunday, June 10th.

New True Blood Season 5 Promo Revealed

While you were watching “Game of Thrones” last night (we all were) HBO debuted a new trailer for the upcoming season 4 of their (other) hit show, “True Blood.” While unfortunately there isn’t a new footage from season 5 in this trailer, we still get a great promo entitled, “Mistakes Vamps Make.”

Season 5 will include several new cast members such as Christopher Meloni, most know for working on “Law & Order: SVU.” Details on who his character will be has yet to be released. Also joining this season is Scott Foley as Patrick, one of Terry’s war buddies. Louis Herthum will join as JD, Alcide’s father and Kelly Overton will appear as Rikki, a werewolf curious about Marcus. It has also been revealed that Carolyn Hennesy will play Rosalyn Harris, a texas vampire thrown into the mix.

Alan Ball has cast the reoccurring role of Alexander Drew for the upcoming season 5, a Chancellor of the vaunted Vampire Authority.

“True Blood” is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris. The novels follows the world as the existence of vampires are revealed and the two groups of humanity struggle to co-exist around the world. The novels focus primarily on the town of Bon Temps, a small town in Louisiana and the life of telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse.

I am pretty excited for the new season, it has been to long since I had “True Blood” in my life, I almost considered reading the series over winter break.

Season 5 of “True Blood” premieres on Sunday, June 10th.

New Teaser Trailer For True Blood Season 5

The first actual teaser trailer for season 5 of HBO’s “True Blood” has finally be revealed.

Joining the cast for season five will be Christopher Meloni. Details on his character have yet to be released. Also joining the cast is Scott Foley as Patrick, Terry’s old war buddy. Louis Herthum as JD, Alcide’s father, Kelly Overton as Rikki, a new werewolf curious how Marcus died, and Carolyn Hennesy is expected to be Rosalyn Harris, a Texas vampire with twang.

Season five will be 12 episodes long and premieres this June.

“True Blood” is an American television series created and produced by Alan Ball. It is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteriesseries of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the co-existence of vampires and humans in Bon Temps, a fictional, small town in the state of Louisiana. The series centers on the adventures of Sookie Stackhouse (played by actress Anna Paquin), a telepathicwaitress.

“Echos of the Past” Teasers For True Blood Released

 

Season 5 of the HBO  hit series “True Blood” is almost here and to quench the appetites of fans, HBO has released three new teasers labeled as “Echoes of the Past.”

Each of the three videos follow a camera through an empty place from the show. Sookie’s house, then Fangtasia, and the third features Bill’s house. Overheard are echoes from everything that has happened in those locations in the past.

“True Blood” is set to return to HBO this summer.

Joining the cast for season five will be Christopher Meloni,  but details on his character have yet to be released. Also joining the cast is Scott Foley as Patrick, Terry’s old war buddy, Louis Herthum as JD, Alcide’s father, Kelly Overton as Rikki, a new werewolf curious how Marcus died, and Carolyn Hennesy is expected to be Rosalyn Harris, a Texas vampire with twang.

You can see the three teasers below: