August 27, 2013
Brian Buckner is in Negotiations Over True Blood Season 7 – Is This the End?
Some trubie fans were initially surprised to hear that HBO’s True Blood would be renewed for a seventh season. Many citing the confusing story lines as the reason why they were turning off. New showrunner, Brian Buckner, however, took a jumble of story lines left over from True Blood Season 5 and streamlined it into a Season 6 which made many fans tune back in. With the shock ending of the Season 6 finale, many fans are now claiming they won’t be back to see how Brian Buckner fixes everything again.
But will True Blood Season 7 be the final season?
Brian Buckner is not planning to give everything away but he did have this to say to TVLine about the possibility of a True Blood Season 8:
That conversation is happening, but we don’t have an answer yet. I’m being told that I will know – which doesn’t mean that I will tell everybody. But I will know when the writers resume in the room [next month] whether or not we’re wrapping it up or not.
HBO president, Michael Lombardo, has also stated in the past that True Blood will run for as long as there is a story to tell.
With the writers heading back on September 3rd to put their heads together for the Season 7 story lines, it is anyone’s guess as to whether they will be told to wrap things up.
I guess we’ll just have to wait until the announcement in made sometime during Season 7 – #WaitingSucks!
Do you think fans will get to see True Blood Season 8? Let us know in the comments below.
Sources: TV Line – True Blood End Date ‘Conversation Is Happening’ — Should Season 7 Be the Show’s Last?
Entertainment Weekly– ‘True Blood’ season finale: EP Brian Buckner answers burning questions
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August 25, 2013
True Blood Season 6 Ended With a Scene Reminiscent of AMC’s The Walking Dead:
Many fans were left scratching their heads and wondering if they had tuned into AMC’s The Walking Dead when the very last scene of True Blood Season 6 aired. A rabid band of vampires were approaching Bellefleur’s (previously called Merlotte’s) where a large group of Bon Temps residents were attending a special social organized by Sam Merlotte, the new mayor of Bon Temps. This group of ravenous vampires are infected with Hep V. They are sickly with blood running down their chins and moans a-plenty between them. With this, fans immediately took to social media to draw the comparison between the vampires of True Blood and the zombies of The Walking Dead.
But is this what True Blood showrunner, Brian Buckner, has in store for Season 7?
And why are these Hep V infected vampires living longer than Nora (Lucy Griffiths) did when she was first infected?
Here’s what Brian Buckner had to say to TVLine’s Michael Ausiello:
We did say that the virus had mutated, and we get to decide what those mutations are. Perhaps the demand for human blood goes up and that’s the only thing that keeps vampires with Hep V alive… That’s another reason for the time passage. Just like bacteria mutates and that’s why there are antibiotic-resistant strains. So what applied to Nora doesn’t necessarily apply to this gang. And they’re not zombies… In my somewhat limited zombie-genre experience, zombies are not organized. They’re just hunting-killing machines. So what was meant to come across there was that they’re organized, they’re in a formation, they’re hunting, they’re sentient, they can talk. They still have intellect.
Buckner also confirmed with Entertainment Weekly that the Hep V infected vampires are a little different to the vampires we are used to on True Blood:
They’re weaker and driven by a need to eat in a way that the vampires that we’ve come to know are not. They have to drink human blood in larger quantities and more frequently than before.
It also appears that there was concern among the writers that the last scene of True Blood Season 6 would draw The Walking Dead comparisons, something they didn’t necessarily want. They really didn’t want fans thinking they were jumping on the zombie bandwagon. However, with sick vampires on the loose, mutating and looking for human prey, it was hard not to create a scene like this. There was, however, a definite reassurance that True Blood Season 7 would not follow the path of the zombie.
What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.
Sources: TVLine – True Blood Scoop: Alexander Skarsgard’s Season 7 Fate Revealed! Plus — EP Talks That Nude Scene, Bill-Sookie-Alcide Triangle and More
Entertainment Weekly – ‘True Blood’ season finale: EP Brian Buckner answers burning questions
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August 22, 2013
Will Alcide and Sookie Become True Blood’s Faerie Tale Romance?:
The Season 6 Finale of True Blood flashed forward 6 months and showed a very happy and in love, Sookie(Anna Paquin) and Alcide(Joe Manganiello). Sookie has sworn off vampires(for maybe the 100th time) so we are sure that Sookie and Alcide will live happily ever after…NOT! Though Alcide is the suitor closest to a human that Sookie has fallen for in the 6 seasons(with the exception of Sam), it makes sense that the storyline would put these two together(since Sam is no longer available).
TVline.com got an exclusive interview with True Blood Show Runner, Brian Buckner and he dished on the Season 7 Alcide/Sookie Scoop!
“The show has flirted with a Sookie and Alcide romance for years. Why was now the right time to pull the trigger on that?
In a world where almost everybody is a creature of some kind, Alcide is the most human of all of our creatures. Now, that’s not to say that it was his most human season. We all felt the same thing that the audience was feeling, which was that Alcide needed to come back to center. So it was that as much as anything else. And it was also that Sookie’s going to put her money where her mouth is and say “no more vampires.” She got into it with Warlow without knowing he was a vampire, so she was trying. But this shows growth for Sookie. I mean, I suppose he’s a hunk, so at least she’s still getting her piece. [Laughs] He’s the most normal, most human, most down-to-earth of any of her suitors. To me, with Eric gone and off on his own story going forward, I think it’s a pretty obvious triangle we’re setting up between Bill and Sookie and Alcide.”
To see the entire interview check out the link below!
I only have two issue with the Sookie/Alcide love story…Didn’t Eric glamour Alcide into never touching Sookie? Wasn’t Sookie supposed to repulse Alcide? I may have missed the un-glamour moment…What do you think Truebies? Is there a contradiction here? Number two, I love the Eric/Sookie/Bill love triangle…not sure the Alcide/Sookie/Bill triangle is going to do it for me!
Source: TVline.com-True Blood Scoop: Alexander Skarsgard’s Season 7 Fate Revealed! Plus-EP Talks to That Nude Scene, Bill-Sookie-Alcide Triangle and More
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August 18, 2013
Who Will Die? Who Will Sookie End up With?
Truebie fans are frantically counting down the hours to HBO’s True Blood Season 6 finale. And there are literally just mere hours to go until all our True Blood questions are answered for this season (and more questions raised to keep us wondering until True Blood Season 7).
Searching the web today, this is what TrueBloodNet have found for you in relation to the True Blood Season 6 finale:
- According to Lauren Bowles (who plays Holly Cleary), things will be shaken up considerably to ready fans for True Blood Season 7:
The end of this season, I think, is going to surprise everyone. I love the direction that it goes in — I’m not sure if everyone will — but I do. And I can promise that you won’t be bored. It really takes the show and blows it up in a way that will make everyone clamor for season seven.
- As for her relationship with Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer), she is less optimistic about the outcome. As she points out, happy couples don’t last very long on True Blood. So it looks like we’ll just have to enjoy their happiness for as long as it lasts. Perhaps, with the possibility of Andy confronting Jessica Hamby this week will be the beginning of the end for this pair?
- While there are expected to be more deaths in Episode 10 (entitled Radioactive) of True Blood, showrunner Brian Buckner says it won’t be as bloody as Episode 9 (entitled Life Matters). It will, however, have a bit of a time jump.
- As a result of the time jump, we will see the first half of the episode dealing with a Warlow (Robert Kazinsky) who is becoming less patient with Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin). Considering Warlow was billed as being the big bad guy this season, this is a little concerning to hear. How will Sookie fare? And in what state will she enter True Blood Season 7: human or vampire?
- The second part of Episode 10 will help to draw the characters back to Bon Temps and set the scene for Season 7. According to Deborah Ann Woll (who plays Jessica Hamby):
We have a couple of scenes at the end of this season where we were all there. It was amazing to see, like, the 20 cast chairs lined up with names of people I only see once a month.
- Brian Buckner has also confirmed we will see Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) make at least one more appearance in the True Blood finale. It could possibly be a nude scene too:
There’s definitely something for the ladies and the gay men. We might see a certain body part.
However, considering we saw Eric heal Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) in Episode 9, it is possible this scene may just be a figment of Jason’s imagination!
Let us know what you think will go down in the season finale of HBO’s True Blood Season 6 by commenting below.
Sources: Hollywood Life – ‘True Blood’: Lauren Bowles Previews Killer Finale & Talks Season 7 Changes
Entertainment Weekly – ‘True Blood’ season finale preview: Naked Eric, a significant time jump, and Jessica answering to Andy?
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