Club Fangtasia – True Blood Halloween Party In Australia

May 31, 2012

Breaking News Bulletin!

For Australian fans of True Blood, besides the Hub Productions Tru Blood Convention, the only other awesome True Blood event is the Club Fangtasia Halloween party held every year in Melbourne.

The latest information can be found on this Breaking News Bulletin. Alternatively, you can check their website here for more details.

Tickets go on sale June 1st and V.I.P. tickets (as usual) are limited!

Sources: Vimeo – Shreveport News Bulletin

Website – Club Fangtasia

(Photo Credit: www.clubfangtasia.com.au)

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True Blood Season 5 Poster – Pam!

May 31, 2012

HBO's True Blood's Pam played by Kristin Bauer poster

Less Than 30 Days to True Blood Season 5!

The posters are out for the HBO True Blood stars for season five! There will be one for each actor and we at TrueBloodNet.com have decided to present one per post in order to give each its own top billing. We saved our very favorite vampire for the last poster we’re sharing before the ten day countdown to True Blood: Pam. Pam, played by the stunning Kristin Bauer van Straten, is the one that has humanized vampire sheriff Eric since season one. Although to everyone else, Eric has been less than human, through his relationship with cold, ironic, snide, perfectly-dressed Pam we’ve learned that Eric still held the kernel of humanity inside him. At the end of last season, when Eric got his memory back but was still in touch with his humanity, he turned on Pam and upset her enough that she ran off (I hope she didn’t ruin her pumps!) Unexpectedly, Pam has someone that humanizes her too, and that’s the ever-loyal Ginger. There are sure to be more fireworks at Fangtasia as Eric and Pam rework their relationship. Maybe it’s time for Pam to get a special friend? We can only hope!

Photo Credit: HBO

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Video: HBO Keeps True Blood Fans Eager For Season 5 with Teaser Clips

May 29, 2012

Waiting Sucks and HBO Keeps Fans Wanting More:

Season 5 poster RomanEarly in the life of its series True Blood, HBO hit upon the simple but clever tag line of ‘Waiting Sucks’. Now, as anticipation over the June 10th premiere of Season 5 grows, fans find that they ‘Crave More’. HBO has fueled the excitement with titillating teaser videos; some provide glimpses behind the scenes, while others are simply humorous promotion.

Two recently released teasers provide peeks into two separate story lines. Both videos give hints as to what to expect from characters and plot, while still managing to raise additional questions that make fans eager to tune in to the show.

One of these two recent videos features Sam (Sam Trammell) and Luna (Janina Gavankar). Sitting on a sofa, Luna cries while Sam tries to lend comfort. The dialog tells fans that someone has died mysteriously. An unexpected, unidentified sound captures their attention just as the scene ends on a menacing note. Who died? How did they die? Are Sam and Luna in danger, too? What was that sound?

What do you think?

Another recent teaser video has Terry (Todd Lowe) and Patrick (Scott Foley) being held at gunpoint and handcuffed. They know this person, but fans don’t – yet. The scene ends with the unknown character asking if anything had followed them there. Who is the new character? Why is he cuffing Patrick and Terry? What is it that might have followed them?

Any guesses?

HBO also uses humor in its teaser videos. ‘Don’t Cry, It’s Back’ uses bloody tears and scenes of character anguish to promote Season 5. The video is a montage of True Blood characters crying. The clips are assembled in a way that makes it seem they are sad over the lack of new True Blood episodes.

Which one is your favorite?

Sources: HBO.com  and YouTube

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Video: HBO’s True Blood Trailer Sets Stage For Season 5

May 29, 2012

Favorite Characters Are Back and New Ones Are Arriving:

Eric Season 5 PosterHBO has released a full minute and a half long trailer for Season 5 of its series, True Blood. Through a combination of scenes from upcoming episodes and character voice over, it provides the major story arc fans will be following this year, and still manages to ask more compelling questions about what is to come.

For better or worse, Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård) and Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) have joined forces, but remain on bad terms with Sookie (Anna Paquin). The two vampires find themselves in the middle of a battle between the newly freed Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare), and the previously unseen Vampire Authority, fronted by Roman (Chris Meloni). Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian) is back, and appears to be advocating for the cultivation of humans for vampire consumption. It looks like Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) will have something to say about that.

Vampires, Werewolves, Old Acquaintances and Flashbacks

The HBO trailer for True Blood’s Season 5 contains brief scenes of Eric Northman in period clothing. That means fans will be getting flashbacks and back story! Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello) is back, once again looking out for Sookie. There is a brief scene of Eric and his progeny, Pam (Kristin Bauer Van Straten) in bed together. Is it a current scene or a flashback to the time of her turning?

Still, the biggest question that needs to be answered is asked in the very first scene of the trailer: What becomes of Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley)?

Take a look for yourself! What do you think is in store for Season 5? What burning question do you want to have answered?

Source: YouTube

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Scott Foley’s Top Secret True Blood Mission Does Not Involve Getting Naked

May 29, 2012

It Gets Physical, But It’s Not What You Think:

Scott Foley and Carrie Preston on True Blood New to the cast of HBO’s True Blood for the upcoming season 5 is Scott Foley (Felicity, Grey’s Anatomy). Foley plays Patrick, former platoon commander of Terry Bellefleur (Todd Lowe). The two embark on a storyline that has them tracking down former members of the platoon in order to resolve a mysterious event that took place in Iraq, and continues to haunt Terry.

Whatever that mission is, Foley says it does not involve nudity or sexual adventures for either Patrick or Terry. While the storyline requires a great deal of physicality – running, jumping and fighting – it’s all done completely clothed.

“Something happened between the two of them in Iraq that needs to be dealt with. I can’t say what it is. It has nothing to do with vampires or werewolves. But there is a mission that they need to complete.”

Scott Foley on True Blood - first lookFoley suspects that at least part of the reason he gets to keep his clothes on, is that both Patrick and Terry are completely human; not a common condition for characters in True Blood. Because of the large number of supernatural beings that are in the popular HBO show, Foley says that the first thing he’s asked when he discusses his role is what his character is. He assures us that Patrick is indeed, 100% human.

“I’m not a vampire, I’m not a werewolf, I’m not a werepanther, I’m not a fairy, I’m not a shapeshifter. I’m just a guy coming into town trying to finish something he started back in Iraq.”

What do you think, Trubies? What could this mysterious mission be? Just under two weeks until the Season 5 premiere!

Source: TVLINE

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Video: True Blood’s Christopher Meloni Vamps it up as Roman the Vampire

May 25, 2012

True Blood’s Christopher Meloni Spills on His Role:

Christopher Meloni as True Blood's RomanWhat with the steadily approaching arrival of True Blood‘s fifth season premiere on June 10, HBO has been releasing clips and images featuring the former Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star. Christopher Meloni, shown impeccably dressed in a suit, will be playing the authoritative, 500-year-old vampire Roman.

Although few details have been revealed about the vampire’s status between the good guys and the bad guys, Meloni says Roman is a “man with an agenda,” and was able to “smack around (Alexander) Skarsgård and (Stephen) Moyer.” With just this being enough to keep fans on the edge of their seats, he also adds, “I f**k someone else up, and I have a girlfriend, so that’s fun.” What this could mean for Eric and Bill, who knows…

When comparing the experience to his last television appearance, he notes, “We don’t have as many werepanthers.” Appreciating the new atmosphere, he also ironically added, “It’s been very freeing, except for the fact that I get off the show where I had to wear a coat and tie every day and they put me in a suit and tie every day.”

Check out a terrifying teaser trailer featuring Meloni as the frightening Roman!

Can’t wait to see what Meloni will bring to True Blood!

 

 
Photo: HBO

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Behind the Scenes: Dragging to the True Blood Season 5 Finale

May 25, 2012

What a Drag:

I know what you’re thinking, “The season hasn’t even started yet. Why are you talking about the finale?!” Well, thanks to a Behind the Scenes photo posted on HBO‘s Inside True Blood Blog, True Blood writer Angela Robinson has given us a brief look at the finale. Accoring to Robinson, “We’re breaking the finale, but that’s all I can say!”

Shooting the Season 5 Finale

Also taking place BTS is a lesson on drag. No, not that kind of drag. As seen below, executive producer Gregg Feinberg and stunt coordinator Hiro Koda are demonstrating to other crew members how to properly drag someone by the foot. One hint provided is that one of the men is standing in for Alcide. I hardly think Alcide would take that lying down.

Gregg Feinberg and Hiro Koda-What a Drag

It’s shaping up to be quite an interesting season!

 

Sources: HBO Inside the True Blood BlogWetpaint.com

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True Blood Season 5 Poster – Lafayette!

May 24, 2012

HBO's True Blood's Lafayette Reynolds played by Nelsan Ellis poster

Less Than 30 Days to True Blood Season 5!

The posters are out for the HBO True Blood stars for season five! There will be one for each actor and we at TrueBloodNet.com have decided to present one per post in order to give each it’s own top billing. At the end of the first season, True Blodo fans were freaked out that Alan Ball had killed off fan favorite Merlotte’s hillarious and touching out-of-the-closet chef, Lafayette Reynolds. Lafayette is played brilliantly by Nelsan Ellis and when the body in the back of the car turned out NOT to be Lafayette but the scammer VooDoo woman, Twitterdom went wild (and Opossums everywhere celebrated!) But last season, Lafayette’s lover Jesus taught him how to use his latent medium abilities. Sadly, Jesus didn’t make it through the season alive and Lafayette will really be alone this season with both his cousin and his lover passed over to the other side. On the other hand, every night could be a séance at Lafayette’s house. You just know he’s going to be offering Tarot readings in his spare time. Hey, he has to recover his income now that he’s not selling V any more!

Photo Credit: HBO

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True Blood’s Alex Skarsgård Has Praise for Co-Stars

May 22, 2012

HBO’s Viking Vamp Dishes On Castmates:

Alexander Skarsgård as Eric NorthmanWith the return of True Blood for Season 5 on June 10, and the release of ‘Battleship’ into theaters on May 18, fans of Alexander Skarsgård (Eric Northman) will have much to enjoy this summer.

Skarsgård’s film, ‘Battleship’, also marks the acting debut of singer Rhianna. Skarsgård shares several scenes with her and says he was not at all surprised at how easily she took to acting.

“I was honestly not surprised. Just like, watching her on stage, or her videos, you can tell [from] her energy and her charisma and personality, you know that she’s gonna be great in that part. I knew that and she really is.”

New to the cast of True Blood for Season 5, but making his return to HBO, is Chris Meloni (Oz, Law & Order: SVU). Skarsgård regards Meloni, who plays Vampire Authority member Roman, as a great addition to the cast.

“It wasn’t easy. His first day was basically him coming in. It was five pages of dialogue. Half of it was in Aramaic. That was like, ‘Welcome to the show, Chris.’ But he’s a trooper, a really amazing actor – obviously — and a great guy. We’ve had a lot of fun together on the show.”

It’s no secret that Skarsgård and True Blood co-star, Kristin Bauer Van Straten (Pamela DeBeaufort) have always held one another in very high regard.  A recent teaser video, released by HBO, gives us a peek at a scene that might indicate a rift between the Viking Vampire Eric Northman and his progeny, Pam. Does Eric release his child? Do they find a way to ‘kiss and make up’? What do you think?

Sources: Access Hollywood & YouTube

Photo: HBO

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True Blood Season 5 Poster – Jessica!

May 20, 2012

HBO's True Blood's Jessica Hamby played by Deborah Ann Woll

Less Than 30 Days to True Blood Season 5!

The posters are out for the HBO True Blood stars for season five! There will be one for each actor and we at TrueBloodNet.com have decided to present one per post in order to give each it’s own top billing. Baby vampire, Jessica Hamby has been growing up fast. She killed a man and put him under the house where she was sleeping, she’s been living with Hoyt and mainstreaming as a waitress at Merlotte‘s Bar and Grill. And now, she’s moved on from her first love and is having a mad affair with Jason Stackhouse. Not just an affair though, she’s exploring her sexuality and it’s getting pretty wild and crazy. Will Jason survive? Will Jason’s obsessive white-trash ex-girlfriend Crystal Norris show up? And if she does, are we looking at a threesome or  a slaughter? Every time we get an answer on this show it just brings up more questions.

Photo Credit: HBO

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