May 30, 2014
HBO’s Press Release Promises Intrigue and a Search For Eric Northman:
Fans of HBO’s True Blood are eagerly awaiting June 22nd 2014 when the final season begins. While all the promos recently have shown plenty of hints in regards to a lot of the True Blood characters, Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) has still remained elusive.
Recently we were blessed with a short synopsis of some of the first few episodes of True Blood Season 7, HBO has bitten the bullet and released the first official synopsis for Episode 1 and 2 of Season 7! The details for Episode 1 are below:
Episode #71: “Jesus Gonna Be Here”
Debut: SUNDAY, JUNE 22 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
A band of rogue H-vamps crashes the vampire-human mixer at Bellefleur’s, with shocking results. As Sookie (Anna Paquin) seeks refuge from accusations that she’s
somehow to blame for the chaos in Bon Temps, the “one vampire for every human” plan moves forward. In the face of a vigilante insurrection led by redneck Vince (Brett Rickaby), Bill (Stephen Moyer) receives aid from an unexpected source.
Written by Angela Robinson; directed by Stephen Moyer.
This is kind of what we expected since Brian Buckner along with other members of the cast have confirmed that Season 7 would start right where Season 6 left off. But, hello, Vince (played by Bruce Rickaby) is a new name! It seems we have yet another anti-vampire vigilante on our hands. As for Sookie (Anna Paquin) somehow coping the blame for the Hep V vampires, why isn’t the finger being pointed at someone more responsible for the outbreak?
The synopsis for Episode 2, however, is even more intriguing:
Episode #72: “I Found You”
Debut: SUNDAY, JUNE 29 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
A trio of hostages taken in the Bellefleur’s attack looks to a familiar face as a possible liberator from the H-vamps. Sookie and Jason (Ryan Kwanten) visit the neighboring town of Saint Alice, where a young woman’s diary offers clues to the potential fate of Bon Temps. Spurned by Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis), a desperate Lettie Mae (Adina Porter) turns to Willa (Amelia Rose Blaire) to channel her family past. Vince whips his fellow vigilantes into a dangerous frenzy. Pam’s (Kristin Bauer van Straten) search for her maker leads her to a very familiar place.
Written by Kate Barnow; directed by Howard Deutch.
Who is that familiar face in Bellefleur’s? And why are Sookie and Jason (Ryan Kwanten) heading into a town we have never heard of before now? Who is this young woman whose diary offers up information on the fate of Bon Temps? Why is Lettie Mae (Adina Porter) turning to a vampire to find out about her past – and why is Willa (Amelia Rose Blaire) able to ‘channel’ now she’s a vampire?
The fact that Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) is still searching for Eric Northman is almost overlooked with all the questions arising as a result of the first part of this synopsis!
What do you think all of this means? Let us know in the comments below!
If you want to read the press release in its entirety, please click here.
Source: HBO – Press Release
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May 28, 2014
Season 7 Will be a Bloodbath:
With less than a month to go until HBO’s True Blood Season 7 kicks off, there is plenty of anticipation! Fans are scouring the latest teaser videos and promo posters in order to extract every last tasty morsel of information in relation to the very last season of True Blood.
Thanks to a recent on the set interview by TVGuide, there is now a whole lot more to pine over. Husband and wife True Blood actors, Stephen Moyer (who plays Bill Compton), Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse) and showrunner, Brian Buckner had the following to say about True Blood Season 7:
- Bill has to kill both a greedy human and a menacing vampire in Season 7. Who they are and whether we know either of them remains to be seen.
- The abovementioned deaths involve a bloodbath unheard of – even for True Blood standards. The special effects involved in this gore ridden scene have been dubbed ‘Bellagio‘ (after the famous fountain in Las Vegas)
- Season 7 will end on a more personal note according to Brian Buckner:
We’re going back to the original promise of the show: Bill and Sookie. People are going to be very surprised about the way we get there. There’s romance, sadness and resolution.
- Nobody is safe. Nobody. With the outbreak of Hep V infected vampires encroaching on Bellefleurs (formerly Merlotte’s), fans had no doubt of this. It will probably come down to just how many of our True Blood faves will succumb.
- Sookie cannot save everyone. Anna Paquin had this to say:
The stakes are the highest they’ve ever been. Sookie gets into situations she’s going to need help getting out of.
- Bon Temps may be going to hell in a handbasket, but people will still be getting naked! Well, this we probably could have guessed at already, but Brian Buckner has just confirmed it for us.
What do you think all of this new information means for True Blood Season 7? Let us know by commenting below!
Source: TVGuide – Summer Preview: On the Set for True Blood’s Final Season
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
May 27, 2014
Latest Promo Poster Features Sookie With a Bloody Tear:
And we all know that only vampires in the Sookieverse cry bloody tears. Could this latest promo poster from HBO for True Blood Season 7 signify a change in Sookie (Anna Paquin)? Will she sacrifice the very thing she cherishes so dearly – being a human – in order to save someone else?
This idea was investigated in in Season 6, so surely the writers wouldn’t draw upon this dilemma so soon? However, we have seen a lot of doom and gloom in the trailers for Season 7. We have also seen Sookie sobbing and bloody as someone appears to be dying in her arms – could this be the catalyst needed for Sookie to consider becoming a vampire?
Yet, the title of the poster seems to say otherwise: True to the End. This would suggest that Sookie wouldn’t turn – no matter what odds are stacked against her.
So why is she crying bloody tears HBO?
What are your thoughts on this newest promo poster for True Blood Season 7? Let us know in the comments below!
Source: True Blood – Facebook page
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
May 27, 2014
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May 26, 2014
Sookie’s Fairy Grandfather, Niall Brigant, Will Return:
In Season 6 of HBO’s True Blood, we met Sookie Stackhouse’s (Anna Paquin) fairy grandfather, Niall Brigant (played by Rutger Hauer). While his storyline completed its arc with the advent and then subsequent demise of the Season 6 baddie, Warlow/Ben Flynn (Robert Kazinsky), Niall was still very much alive. Since the Season 6 finale, many fans have been more concerned with whether Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) will live or die in True Blood Season 7, but there was still the fact that Niall was alive. This meant he could possibly stage a return for True Blood’s final season.
Well, now it seems Anna Paquin herself has confirmed Rutger Hauer has indeed returned to the True Blood set with the following recent tweet:
— Anna Paquin (@AnnaPaquin) May 23, 2014
First base, huh? With your ear? EW!
I wonder how Niall’s storyline will conclude in Season 7? Will it involve more hilarious one liners between Niall and his ’embarrassing’ grandson Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten)? Does this suggest that Niall will be needed to fight yet another evil fairy? Maybe Niall will be one of the characters returning in a flashback this season? Or did Rutger Hauer merely drop by the set and Anna is just stirring the pot with her comment on Twitter?
Let us know your theories about Niall’s apparent return in the comments below!
Source: Twitter – Anna Paquin
(Photo Credits: HBO Inc./Twitter.com)
May 25, 2014
Five More Bloody True Blood Posters On Offer:
Recently, HBO released the first teaser poster for the very final season of its popular vampire show, True Blood. It was direct and straight to the point: Goodbyes Suck. And they sure do when Season 7 is the very last time we can anticipate all the hype that goes on in the last month of a season return of our fave supernatural show!
The poster was crisp white with nothing but a little blood and those bittersweet words to tide us over until June 22nd 2014 when True Blood Season 7 premiers.
Well, now we have five new posters to keep us going until the show returns – and all of them pull at the heartstrings just as much as the first one did.
They are all similar in appearance, with each showing scant dribbles of blood. The only one different in design is entitled Last Call. It shows a shot glass that has recently been used to consume a shot of blood. Interestingly enough this glass is emblazoned with the Merlotte’s logo and not that of the new name of the establishment, Bellefleurs – wonder if that is significant or not? Guess only time will tell now…
You can check out the five new posters plus the original Goodbyes Suck poster below. Then, let us know which one is your favorite in the comments below! For me, it’s a toss up between the Merlotte’s Last Call and the Immortality one.
Source: HBO True Blood – Facebook page
(Photo Credits: HBO Inc.)
May 24, 2014
Deborah Ann Woll’s Fave Charity, the Choroideremia Research Foundation, Will Thank You:
Want to tread the red carpet with all your favorite True Blood stars? Could you see yourself mingling with them as you party the night away at the True Blood Season 7 premiere afterparty? How about feeling good for donating charity? Well, I can help you obtain ALL of these things!
CharityBuzz is hosting a charity auction in aid of the Choroideremia Research Foundation, which is an organization close to True Blood star, Deborah Ann Woll (who plays vampire Jessica Hamby). As well as tickets to the Season 7 premiere, you will also get the following with your donation (courtesy of the CharityBuzz website):
Meet and take a photo with actress Deborah Ann Woll, True Blood’s Jessica Hamby, when you attend the premiere and after party for True Blood’s final season, in LA, June 17th, 2014!! Check out the premiere episode of the acclaimed show’s last season before any of your friends and watch all of your favorite actors from the show walk the Red Carpet. After the premiere, head to the after party and meet Deborah Ann Woll, whose boyfriend, EJ, is going blind from Choroideremia as well as members of his family.
Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? Here’s the fine print you need to know in order to be eligible to bid for this awesome prize:
- Valid for 2 people.
- Participants must be 21 and over.
- Approximate duration 6 hours.
- Event date: June 17th, 2014.
- Must provide own transportation.
- Non Transferable.
- There is no guarantee to meet anyone else in the cast other than Deborah Ann Woll.
- Cannot be returned or exchanged.
- Travel and accommodations are not included.
- We expect all winning bidders and their guests to conduct themselves appropriately when attending an experience won at Charitybuzz. Polite manners and respect for the generous donor and adherence to any rules or parameters are a must.
- Seat location will not be known in advance.
Estimated value on this charity auction is $5,000 US (approx.) and is open for bids until Wed, 11 Jun 2014 3:00:00 PM EDT. You can place your bis now by clicking here.
Let us know how you go!
Source: CharityBuzz – 2 Tickets & After Party Passes To HBO’S True Blood Final Season Premiere And Meet Deborah Aaa Woll, June 17, LA
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
May 23, 2014
HBO Gives Us the Heads Up on What’s in Store for True Blood:
Fans of HBO’s True Blood are eagerly scrambling for whatever information they can find out about Season 7 – the very last season in the series ever. So when HBO releases the title name for Episode 3 of Season 7, then we just had to jump on it! It’s not much, but it is certainly something to mull over until June 22nd 2014 when True Blood premieres!
Fire in the Hole – what an interesting title name that is. Considering Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) is still searching for Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) in Episode 2, could she actually find him? Or is this a reference to the Hep V infected vampires that were encroaching on Bellefleurs (formerly Merlotte’s) at the very end of True Blood Season 6? Considering the fact that the teaser videos for Season 7 of True Blood have a distinct battlezone feel to it, could this imply that ‘they'(whomever ‘they‘ may be) are planning to bomb the crap out of those infected vamps in this episode?
Let us know your theories on this title by commenting below!
Source: HBO.com – Schedule
Photo Credits: HBO Inc.)
May 22, 2014
Charlaine Harris Will Feature in True Blood Season 7:
Fans of HBO’s True Blood are well aware that the show was bought to life by Alan Ball from a series of books by American author Charlaine Harris. While Harris has little input into the TV show’s storyline, she is, publicly, a fan. Now, it appears she will star in an episode of True Blood Season 7!
Recently she posted the following to her Facebook page:
It will be interesting to see just what this cameo appearance will entail – what are your suggestions? Let us know in the comments below!
Source: Facebook – Charlaine Harris
(Photo Credit: Sigrid Estrada)
May 20, 2014
HBO Releases It’s First True Blood Season 7 Promo Post:
All us Trubies are feeling bittersweet about the arrival of True Blood Season 7. Sure we’re excited that it’s about to return to our screens on June 22nd 2014, but that will be the very last time we get to look forward to another season of HBO’s vampire series.
There will be no more teaser videos to pore over, nor will there be new artwork welcoming in the new season. After this season we will no longer dissect every episode and ponder over the direction the writers are taking – this season is truly it! *sad face*
So, with much excitement, and just as much sadness, I unveil the very first official promo poster for HBO’s True Blood Season 7!
So, what do you think? Let us know in the comments below!
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)