July 23, 2013
True Blood Cast Represents at Comic Con:
It appears that the 2013 Comic-Con was yet again a success for the True Blood cast and fans! Even though our two favourite male vamps were absent( Alexander Skarsgard, and Stephen Moyer) the panel pulled through with lots of insight on the remainder of the season! The panel included Anna Paquin, Ryan Kwanten, Sam Trammell, Rutina Wesley, Nelsan Ellis, Deborah Ann Woll, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Joe Manganiello, Anna Camp, Michael McMillian and Rob Kazinsky. The True Blood Panel was moderated by TV Guides Kate Hahn.
The True Blood segment kicked off with a video clip of teasers for the 2nd half of the current Season 6. Truebloodnet.com has posted this video if you are eager to check it out!
Here are a few favourite questions and responses:
“Ryan Kwanten on Jason’s “noble” quest to find his parents’ killer – “There’s a lot more in store for Jason – he gets real crazy, real soon. He likes to think he’s Rambo, but fails miserably!”
Deborah Ann Woll on Jessica’s self loathing following season six’s dark twists: “Jessica’s going to have to pay dearly within her own heart for what happened – it’s going to take a long time for her to forgive herself.”
True Blood newbie Rob Kazinsky is bowled over by the reception he’s getting from Comic-Con fans. He also promises we’ll get both light and dark from Warlow this season. “You’re going to see some gnarly stuff!”
Buckner promises that True Blood will “return to its roots” at the end of this season, returning focus to its core characters: “We’re really going to make it feel like we’re coming home.”
Source: Digital Spy-Live Coverage- True Blood at Comic Con 2013: Panel Live Blog
(Photo Credit) 2013 Warner Bros Entertainment Inc Comic Con
July 19, 2013
Removed by request.
Our apologies but while we do ‘spoil’ on occasion, we don’t normally release this deep a spoiler. We don’t want to ruin your enjoyment of the show this Sunday, nor do we want to take advantage of a mistake on the part of the mother of all things True Blood, HBO. We have several other approved teasers posted on the site and we hope you enjoy one of them.
No blame is affixed to anyone but myself, and I apologize for the inconvenience.
July 16, 2013
True Blood Season 6 Half Way Finished-Where Will the Next Episode Take Us?:
We are half way through Season 6 of HBO’s hit show True Blood, and things just keep heating up! The war between vampires and humans continues to escalate, while love and loyalties will continue to be tested. We know that a major character is supposed to die in Season 6, and that it is to happen around the half way point, could Episode 6 be the ending for one our beloved characters?
HBO has released the details of Episode 6 of True Blood:
“Bill (Stephen Moyer) decides to seek out Lillith (Jessica Clark) for advice on handling the escalating human-vampire crisis. Eric (Alexander Skarsgård), Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten), Nora (Lucy Griffiths), Jason (Ryan Kwanten) and Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) get up-close-and-personal looks at the perverse perils of Vamp Camp. Sam (Sam Trammell) comes to a decision he hopes will be in Emma’s (Chloe Noelle) best interest. Andy (Chris Bauer) gives his faerie daughter a name, or two or three or four. Arlene (Carrie Preston) has a solution to Terry’s (Todd Lowe) malaise, and Eric makes a startling discovery”.
This episode is written by Daniel Kenneth and Directed by Howard Deutch.
I can’t help but notice that the main character Sookie Stackhouse(Anna Paquin) and Lafayette Reynolds(Nelsan Ellis) are not mentioned in the Press Release, when we last saw these two Layfayette’s body had been taken over by Sookie’s deceased father, who was trying to drown Sookie…I wonder if this storyline could be the major death plot line…Guess we will have to just wait and see!
Episode 6 aires this Sunday July 21 on HBO at 9:00pm ET/PT.
Check out the promo here for what’s next on True Blood!
Source: Youtube: True Blood 6×06 Promo “Don’t You Feel Me” (HD) Season 6 Episode 6
Spoilertv.com: True Blood: Episode 6.06 -Don’t You Feel Me-Press Release
(Photo credit)HBO John P. Johnson
July 10, 2013
Just announced: True Blood Panel Scheduled to Appear at Comic Con International 2013
True Blood fans from all over the world are gearing up to attend San Diego’s Comic Con International. Once again, the cast of HBO’s True Blood will be in Ballroom 20 on Saturday July 20 at 3:30 PM to tease plot lines and answer fan questions live. Entertainment Weekly’s Tim Stack will again be the panel moderator. Scheduled to appear:
Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse), Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton), Showrunner Brian Buckner, Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse), Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Rutina Wesley (Tara Thornton), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette Reynolds), Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby), Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam Swynford de Beaufort), Joe Manganiello (Alcide Herveaux), Anna Camp (Sarah Newlin), Michael McMillian (Steve Newlin) and Rob Kazinsky (Ben Flynn).
Ryan Kwanten walked on his hands like a (very sexy) trained monkey to the delight of the crowd last year, and Joe Manganiello did a little bump and grind for the ladies. What will happen this year? A few thousand lucky fans will find out first hand on July 20.
For more information on Comic Con International, visit www.comic-con.org
Source: TrueBloodFanSource.com Comic Con 2013: True Blood Panel Announced with Attendees
Photo Credit: Jennifer Kitzman
July 2, 2013
The One Where Ginger the Screamer Returns and Eric Northman gets a New Human:
What went down:
- Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) does bad things to Willa (Amelia Rose Blaire). Well, he would, if security weren’t onto them. So he kidnaps her instead!
- Jason (Ryan Kwanten) is suddenly getting headaches – is it Warlow causing these?
- Sookie (Anna Paquin) gets cranky with Niall (Rutger Hauer) because he thinks she isn’t scared of Warlow
- Willa is either gathering info for her father, or a VERY good liar. It seems she’s Team Vampire - and more so, Team Eric’s Blood when she owns up to the fact her mother kissed a vampire and liked it. She then tries to seduce him in his coffin. Either way, she will make an excellent
hostagenegotiating tool between Eric and Willa’s dad, Governor Burrell (Arliss Howard)
- Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and Tara (Rutina Wesley) are annoyed at Eric for taking Willa hostage. Eric spends a great deal of time in this episode yelling at them – am I the only one loving this dynamic?
- Crap – it’s Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian)! He’s been taken to the mysterious ‘camp’ – which turns out to be some sort of
concentration camplaboratory for learning more about vampires
- Oh, and double crap – it’s Steve’s wife, Sarah (Anna Camp). Boy does she have some unresolved break up issues to sort out with Steve! Best scene of the night though.
- Sam (Sam Trammell) gets help from Nicole (Jurnee Smollett-Bell). Which turns out to be a bit of a double-edged sword later on in the episode…
- *SCREAMS* It’s Ginger (Tara Buck)! Who’s glad this ditzy blonde is back? And she’s just as confused as ever. After being coerced into letting Eric, Willa, Pam and Tara into her house, she then proceeds to give them all a place to stay, answers Eric’s phone when she shouldn’t have and then has to side-track the Gov. when Eric’s untraceable phone is miraculously traced. Shit, hope Ginger isn’t the one Brian Buckner was talking about!
- Billith (Stephen Moyer) can walk in the sun – oh look, no he can’t! Was is just me, or was this the funniest scene of the night? Delusional much, Bill?
- Niall pays a visit to Club Fairy - it’s been attacked! Is Ben (Robert Kazinsky) okay? Or am I not the only one who is starting to think that maybe Ben is Warlow? Or at least being glamoured by Warlow? Niall is tasked with sending the only remaining living family back home. Oh, and why is that blood glowing like that? He takes some home to show Sookie and Jason
- Speaking of; Sookie and Jason are having a heart to heart about Jason’s racist ways
- Andy (Chris Bauer) and Holly (Lauren Bowles) get a bit of a look in this week. Oh, and Andy’s fairy kids are now pre-teen – and Billith finds out about them.
- Alcide (Joe Manganiello) lies to the cops about having Emma (Chloe Noelle). So does Rikki (Kelly Overton) and Martha (Dale Dickey). Then Rikki becomes even more unlikeable when she forces Emma to shift into a puppy so the police don’t find her
- Oh look, Sam’s an owl!
- Ben and Niall meet. There’s some wicked talking between the lines going on in that conversation and then Ben pledges his alliance to Team Sookie. So Ben is good? Or is Niall an adherent to the adage ‘keep your friends close, but your enemies closer‘?
- Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) dons a naughty schoolgirl costume and attends the lecture of Hido Takahashi (Keone Young). It seems he can synthesize human blood
- Speaking of blood - Billith wants Sookie’s hybrid human-fairy blood. He thinks it will save the vampires from the sun-meeting vision he had in Episode 2. I guess Andy’s kids are the back-up plan…
- Nicole tries to get the werewolves on her side – it’s no surprise it ends badly. At least it gives Sam a chance to rescue Emma. And remember what I said about the double-edged sword? That comes into play here…
- Tara steals Willa
- Warlow makes an appearance. Oh wait, no, that’s just Nora (Lucy Griffiths)!
- But is Jason dead???????
Did anyone else think Episode 3, You’re No Good, fly by waaaaaaay too quickly? Yeah, me too – can’t WAIT for HBO’s True Blood Episode 4, entitled At Last!
(Photo Credits: HBO Inc.)
June 29, 2013
The Convention Where You Can Go Into True Blood Overload:
If you’re a fan of True Blood, the dead, the undead, anything paranormal or just damn right scary as hell then Parafest2013 is the convention where you can go into Fanboy/Fangirl overload.
Taking place at Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on September 7th and 8th 2013, this convention will have guests covering plenty of paranormal/horror genres.
Most importantly there will be a few of our favourites from True Blood.
Guests attending that are sure to excite all trubies will be the always friendly Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Kristin Bauer (Pam), William Sanderson (Sheriff Bud Dearborne) and the brilliant actor Denis O’Hare (Russell Edgington).
Not only will you get to see the actors from True Blood there will also be stars attending from The Walking Dead (notably Michael Rooker who played crazy Merle Dixon), Supernatural and Ghost Hunters. There will even be a gallery reading with the well known Psychic/Medium Chip Coffey.
If you are lucky enough to live in that part of the world and can attend tickets can be purchased at http://www.parafest2013.com/
Sources: WetPaint.com - True Blood, The Walking Dead Stars Mingle at Parafest 2013 Convention!
Parafest.com – Parafest 2013 is Coming!
(Photo Credit: Parafest.com/HBO Inc.)
June 20, 2013
Pam Talks Frankly About Her Family and ‘That Sex Scene’:
After 100 years, Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten), in Season 5, became a maker. But in True Blood’s Season 6 the challenges mount with numerous complicated relationships: her baby girl Tara (Rutina Wesley), her own maker, Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) and Nora (Lucy Griffiths), the sister from the authority. Then you can add to this mix the shortage of their synthetic food source, Tru Blood, and a human uprising against vampires.
What will our pink velvet-wearing vampress do with all the complex relationships that are coming to a head in Season 6 of HBO’s True Blood?
Kristen, while talking with Vulture.com, revealed more about that Tara and Pam sex scene that we never got to see; you know the one where we were all scratching our heads and wondering… when?
“Yeah! [Laughs.] I was, too. There have been many different revisions and different scripts, and there was a time where there was a version of a script where we did see more of that. But now, I’m not exactly sure when and where the writers are referring to. When would they have had time to do this? Before storming the Authority? I remember when I said, “We drank a bitch together, that doesn’t make us Oprah and Gayle,” so was it then? I don’t think so, because that first kiss felt like a first kiss, back in episode twelve of last season.”
Kristen goes on to talk about when it actually might have been …
“So I’m imagining it was on the beach in the first episode of this season. That’s a possibility. What I’m imagining is that it was fairly tender and intimate, because that moment on the beach is a vulnerable moment that Pam allows to happen, and they’re really bonding. Pam can be like a turtle and pull back into her shell, so I think this was a real first for Pam, to be vulnerable and have another human being — well, another being, another entity, comfort her. She’s only had that with Eric.”
Ah yes Eric, in the first episode of True Blood’s Season 6 he was pretty harsh with her, saying “you either have my back or you dont.” This would have been a shock for Pam, as it had always been just her and Eric, now with Nora (Eric’s sister) and Tara the ties are stretched.
“She (Pam) liked things the way they were, always the two of them. That was working for her, and she doesn’t want to share Eric with anyone. And it feels like a double betrayal, because she’s shared her entire life with him, while he’s kept secrets. When that happens, you start to wonder if the affection is equal. She didn’t know he had this sister. She hasn’t been quite as trusted as she wanted to be. She’s had to fall back on who she was as a human being when she was on her own during tough times, but there’s no way to completely erase the love she’s had for over a hundred years for one person. That love, and other alliances and relationships, will be really tested this year.”
Kristen still suffers from the occasional case of being star struck too…
“…our guest cast is so exceptional that if I don’t have a scene with them, I make sure to hunt them down after the table read or in the parking lot. That’s what I did with Rutger Hauer after the first episode (in which he is introduced as Warlow). I’m such a fan of his. I have such reverence for his work, and he’s such an awesome, interesting person. Blade Runner is one of my favorite movies. So I just said, “I’m Kristin, I play Pam. We’re so happy to have you. How are you doing? Are you enjoying your work?” I just gushed over him like a fan would.”
Having made friends with the prosthetic makeup artists when her own days were mostly spent in the make up chair in Season 4, Kristen is an avid collector of all the prosthetics once they have been used. She has hinted at an upcoming ‘special piece’ that she will auction off. Not one of hers, but from another character… she said,
” Not necessarily a character I’ve been in a scene with, [but] you’ll know it when you see it.
Source: TheVulture.com - True Blood’s Kristin Bauer van Straten on the Pam-Tara Sex Scene We All Missed
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
June 20, 2013
True Blood’s Season 6 Premiere Kicked Off In a Big Way:
For those of you who may have missed the live social media event hosted by HBO prior to the Season 6 True Blood Premiere, HBO has posted all the Q&A’s on their HBO Connect website! For the first time ever our favourite cast members appeared live on the set of Fangtasia to answer fans burning questions. True Blood’s Season 6 is sure to come with many ups and downs…check out some of my favourite questions, and hit the link to the HBO site for full Q&A details! Or you can check out the actual You Tube video if you have 15 minutes to burn!
Q (For all cast members): Without giving too much away are there any scenes in Season Six that made you cry in real life?
A): This is a season that takes its toll on the humans for sure.
Q(For Alex) 1st Season Eric was evil, then amnesia Eric wasn’t – do you think THIS SEASON’s Eric is a nice mix of the both, or more evil?
A): I’d say the old Eric is pretty much back. But the Amnesia changed him fundamentally, and he’ll always carry that experience within.
Q): Who does the best impression of other characters on True Blood?
A): Chris Bauer: Without a doubt the best mimic on our set, and in my opinion most underrated actor, is Sammy Trammell. If anyone wants to have a conversation with Alexander Skarsgard, and he can’t be there, just have Sam imitate him instead. It’s uncanny.
Check out full Q&A here: http://connect.hbo.com/events/true-blood/trueblood-live-set/?cmpid=ABC162
Source: HBO Connect-#TrueBlood Live From the Set-Archived Q&A with #Trueblood:Live from the Set
Video Credit(YouTube.com) True Blood Season 6 Live From the Set
Photo Credit(Wetpaint)-True Bloods Season 6 Cast Parties for Premiere!(PHOTOS)
June 13, 2013
Kristin Bauer Van Straten Talks Season 6:
Being only days away from HBO’s True Blood Season 6 premier, let’s rewind and remember where our favorite sharp-tongued lady vamp of Fangtasia was up to.
Oh right. When we last saw Pam, played by Kristin Bauer van Straten, she was consumating her obviously growing attraction to her progency Tara Thornton (played by Rutina Wesley) with a smoldering lip-lock. Will Pam and Tara’s relationship survive the upcoming human vs. vampire war? Will Pam have more quick-witted one-liners? We hope so! Here’s what Kristin had to say about Pam’s role in season 6:
“I think it’s safe to say there is a human-vampire conflict that’s escalated from what the Authority did last year. And that, of course, causes problems for Pam. So she’s trying to figure out her relationship with her new baby/lover, you know, Rutina (Wesley, who plays Tara). And she’s just reunited with her Maker; she wasn’t sure if he was alive. And then, on top of it, the humans are fighting back.”
So is Pam more evil or good? Here’s what Kristin thinks:
“I don’t know if it is a bad sign, or if I’m becoming sort of delusional, but I don’t know if she’s good or evil — but she’s definitely… correct.”
Sounds like the you-know-what is going to hit the fan. To read the rest of the interview with Kristin, click on the link below. And Remember Truebies, season 6 premiers this Sunday June 16th!
Credit: Metro - Kristin Bauer Straten walks the good-evil line as Pam on ‘True Blood’
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
June 6, 2013
Season 6 Premiere Kicks Off In a BIG way!!
In case the build up and anticipation of the world premiere of HBO’s True Blood on June 16 in and of itself was not enough, HBO has yet another surprise in store for its millions of fans! A major social media event has been scheduled to coincide with the Season 6 Premiere of True Blood! This first ever social media event will be broadcast live from the set of Fangtasia.
The Season 6 media event is said to be a:
“two-part social media event beginn[ing] on June 16, 9:00 a.m. ET, when HBO will reveal exclusive #secretsfromtheset via the True Blood profiles on Facebook (Facebook.com/Trueblood), Twitter (Twitter.com/TruebloodHBO), Instagram (Instagram.com/TruebloodHBO) and Vine. This all leads up to a fan-fueled interactive pre-show, #TrueBlood: Live from Set, airing on HBO at 8:45 p.m. ET/PT hosted by comedienne and Parks and Recreation actress Retta”.
In a world that thrives on social media this could not be a better opportunity to engage with the millions of fans of the hit show! “#TrueBlood: Live from Set” will allow the fans of True Blood to directly engage with the cast members and be given the opportunity to ask questions, and the cast will provide behind the scenes secrets of Season 6! This is surely an event that none of us will be missing!
Pamela Levine, executive vice president, HBO Marketing said:
“Social media has been core to the marketing strategy for True Blood since the first season, leading to one of the most engaged fan bases of any television series”.
13 of our favourite cast members are scheduled to participate in this event including “Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgård, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Sam Trammell, Nelsan Ellis, Deborah Ann Woll, Carrie Preston, Todd Lowe, Chris Bauer, Kristin Bauer van Straten and Joe Manganiello”.
For all you “true” True Blood fans start following @TrueBloodHBO on Twitter for your opportunity to be featured in the broadcast in a “never-before-done execution with Twitter and powered by Mass Relevance”. Be sure to get on Twitter and see how you can prove you are #TopTruebie!
Source: Spoiler TV-True Blood Season 6 Cast Members to Participate in Live Social Media Event
Photo Credit: Photobucket.com- True Blood Cast