January 20, 2013
Joe Manganiello and Mark Hudis Hint at Season 6:
While new episode names for HBO’s epic vampire show, True Blood, are being announced, there is also a flurry of activity as the cast and crew go back to work. While fans speculate over whether Season 6 of True Blood will premier in early June, there is plenty of solid news in relation to Season 6.
Firstly, plenty of news sources have released the titles for episodes 1 and 2. SpoilerTV have announced that Episode 1 will be titled ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’ and Episode 2 is called ‘Here Comes the Sun’. HollywoodHills.com have also reported a role call for several characters. Firstly, they are after someone to play Niall’s (Rutger Hauer) mother and the scenes involving her will date all the way back to 3500 B.C.! A younger version of Niall will also be needed for these scenes. There is also a call for a guest role. Veronica is a prostitute makes money by letting vampires feed off her. Since it’s a guest role, I am guessing things end badly for her.
Joe Manganiello will be getting a haircut (after starring in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s upcoming movie, Ten) to maintain his role of Alcide Herveaux. On his role in Season 6 of True Blood, he told Access Hollywood at HBO’s Golden Globes after-party:
“[It’s] racier,” he said. “My character’s taken over the wolf pack, so as an alpha, and a pack of dogs, you gotta regulate, you gotta set it straight with everybody so there’s some violence. It’ll be fun. This is Season 6 and the first couple scripts I read – I think they’re doing a lot of stuff that they maybe held back on the past couple years.They’re pretty wild. I think it’s going to be a pretty wild season.”
He also hopes that the temperatures raise a little in Southern California before shooting starts. This suggests there will be a further lack of clothes for Alcide in Season 6.
Over at WetPaint.com, there is news from the new co-executive Mark Hudis, who is replacing Alan Ball. Hudis has plenty to tell Haverford College’s alumni magazine about Season 6 of True Blood:
“Certainly [Bill] is not going to be the Bill we know and love. He’s going to have more bite, no pun intended.”
He also went on to say that Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) will spend most of Season 6 looking for Harlow, the vampire Sookie has apparently been promised to. Mark also wants to keep the storyline central to Bon Temps.
So, what other snippets and tidbits have you heard about Season 6 of True Blood? Let us know in the comments below!
Sources: Spoiler TV – True Blood – Season 6 – Premiere Title Revealed and Snippet
SpoilerTV – True Blood – Episode 6.02 – Here Comes the Sun – Role Info
HWHills.com – New True Blood Season 6,Episode 2 Title & Spoilers Revealed
AccessHollywood.com – Joe Manganiello Gears Up For True Blood Season 6: The Scripts Are ‘Pretty Wild!’
WetPaint.com – True Blood Season 6: New Showrunner Hints at the Future for Bill, Sookie, and Jason
Haverford College Magazine – The Magazine of Haverford College. Fall 2012
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