Sam Trammel to Star in Upcoming Amazon Pilot

November 15, 2014

Check Out the True Blood Actor in the Amazon Pilot Cocked:

Sam Trammell as Sam Merlotte in HBO's True BloodEvery year Amazon releases a selection of pilot episodes. These pilots are potential new series for the retail giant and they release them to the general public to help them decide which ones should be signed on for a complete season. So far, Alpha House and Transparent are just two of the most successful new series commissioned by Amazon thanks to their pilot preview.

This year there are several new shows up on offer, all of which you can view below, but the most interesting one – for Truebies – by far is the first one, entitled Cocked. This pilot stars Sam Trammell, who played Merlotte’s bar owner, Sam Merlotte through all seven seasons of HBO’s True Blood.

Cocked: The dark comedy follows liberal Richard Paxson (True Blood’s Sam Trammell) as he returns to his rural Virginia home to help with his family’s gun business. His older brother will be played by Jason Lee (My Name is Earl).

Down Dog: A charming and handsome yoga instructor for the rich and beautiful sees his life turned upside down when he and his girlfriend — the owner of the yoga studio where he teaches — break up.

Mad Dogs: An American adaptation of a U.K. series, this comedy centers on a group of high school friends (including Steve Zahn of Dallas Buyers Club and Billy Zane of Twin Peaks) who reunite in Belize. But the trip goes south when old grudges lead to an unraveling of lies and a murder. Shawn Ryan of The Shield will executive produce.

The Man in the High Castle: Based on Philip K. Dick’s book of the same name, the drama considers what would have happened if the Allied forces lost World War II. The series was penned by The X-Files’ Frank Spotnitz.

The New Yorker Presents: The most original idea of the bunch, this half-hour docu-series will bring articles, fiction and poetry from The New Yorker to life. The project boasts an all-star cast, including Alan Cumming (The Good Wife).

Point of Honor: The Civil War drama from Lost’s Carlton Cuse is about the son of a wealthy southern family who sets his slaves free while fighting for the Confederacy.

Salem Rogers: Leslie Bibb (Iron Man) and Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live) star in the comedy about an overly blunt former supermodel who re-enters the world after spending 10 years in a cushy rehab facility and tracks down her former assistant to help her make a comeback.

The Amazon Pilot series will premiere in 2015.

Let us know if you will be tuning in to watch any of the Amazon Pilot episodes by commenting below!


Check Out Which Halloween Horror Movies Have True Blood Actors

October 29, 2014

Missing True Blood This Halloween? Curl Up With the Actors in This List of Horror Movies:

True Blood promo S6 Blood will SpillWith True Blood concluding this year, here’s a list of scary movies that your fave True Blood actors have starred in over the years to keep you up all night on Halloween:

Have I missed any of your favorite scary Halloween movies that feature True Blood actors? Let me know in the comments below!

Source: – various pages as linked above

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)


True Blood’s Darren Darnborough Directorial Debut in ‘Stefano Formaggio’

October 1, 2014

Stefano Formaggio Premiers at the Catalina Film Festival:

Darren Darnborough stars as Callum in HBOs True Blood Season 4Astute truebies will recognize Darren Darnborough from Season 4 of HBO’s True Blood. He played a vampire called Callum in Episode 2 (entitled You Smell Like Dinner). While he has gone on to star in many other TV shows and movies since then, the movie Stefano Formaggio will be his directorial debut. IMDb lists the synopsis for this movie as:

Stefano, a handsome Italian, is the producer and merchant of the finest cheese in the village. The ladies adore him, the men want to be him – and everyone loves his perfect Formaggio. The township is beautified by its very essence. Jasmine, an equally stunning but shy florist, who has long admired from afar, finally gets the date of her dreams, and the birth of a relationship that we hope, for her sake, doesn’t happen.

As well as premiering at the Catalina Film Festival (September 24th-28th 2014), it will also be shown at Carmel International Film Festival (October 15-19th 2014) – the very place in which Stefano Formaggio was shot. The film stars Alice Greczyn, Pasquale Cassalia, Mandy Amano, Amelia Jackson-Gray and Mary Tran. Darren Darnborough has written as well as directed this movie and the early opinion from critics appears to be positive.

This certainly sounds like a fantastic movie. Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

If you would like to purchase tickets for the Carmel International Film Festival then please click here. Sam Trammell’s (Sam Merlotte) movie White Rabbit will also be screening at this event.

Stefano Formaggio is the directorial debut for True Blood actor Darren Darnborough

Source: Broadway World – Darren Darnborough’s Directorial Debut STEFANO FORMAGGIO Set for Catalina Film Festival

(Photo Credits: HBO Inc./


Sam Trammell Walks the Red Carpet for White Rabbit at the Boston Film Festival

September 30, 2014

The True Blood Actor Plays a Drug Addict in His Latest Movie Role:

Sam Trammell as Sam Merlotte in HBO's True BloodFans of HBO’s True Blood all know Sam Trammell as the lovable shapeshifting bartender, Sam Merlotte. However, his latest movie role – that of a drug addicted father in White Rabbit – is quite a change from this! As Sam Trammell walked the red carpet in celebration of the release of White Rabbit at the 30th Boston Film Festival, he had this to say about why he chose the role of Darrell:

I was really attracted to the part itself … as an actor, getting to play a bad guy, even though Darrell turns out to be good in the end, is always really fun. He’s a drug addict and mean, but actually had a good heart. But he’s limited in his open-mindedness. He didn’t have a big open mind, so that was fun to portray.

White Rabbit tells story of a bullied teenage boy, Harlon, who has an untreated mental illness. He has endured visions of a white rabbit his father forced him to kill as a child. Nick Krause plays the role of Harlon. The movie also stars Britt Robertson and Ryan Lee. Tim McCann directs this movie from a screenplay by Anthony Di Pietro. It is produced by Burning Sky Films and SSS Entertainment, and distributed by Breaking Glass Pictures.

You can check out a couple of video interviews from the Boston Film Festival below. The first one is a red carpet interview with Sam Trammell. The second video is a Q & A session that was held post-screening.

Let us know if you are planning to see this movie by commenting below!

Source: – Sam Trammell Hits the White Rabbit Red Carpet at the 30th Boston Film Festival

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)


Sam Trammell’s ‘White Rabbit’ Acquired by Breaking Glass Pictures

September 16, 2014

True Blood’s Sam Trammell Stars in White Rabbit:

Sam Trammell as Sam Merlotte in HBO's True BloodWhite Rabbit was a movie released to Switzerland in 2013. It starred True Blood’s Sam Trammell alongside Britt Robertson (Under the Dome), Ryan Lee (Super 8) and The Descendants Nick Krause. Thanks to Breaking Glass Pictures acquiring the rights to the movie, the US can now get a chance to view it as well.

You can view IMDb’s synopsis for White Rabbit below:

Harlon has been tormented since childhood by visions of the white rabbit his father forced him to kill while hunting as a young boy. Now a bullied teenager, Harlon’s undiagnosed mental illness is getting worse. He begins to hear voices and imagines the characters in his dark comic books are speaking to him. The rabbit along with other imaginary characters taunt him into committing one final act of revenge.

Tim McCann directed the movie. Robert Yocum (Burning Sky Films), Shaun Sanghani (SSS Entertainment) and Jacky Lee Morgan are acting as producers with Sanghani having this to say about White Rabbit:

 White Rabbit is one of the most controversial, daring films in the last several years, and its social relevance is as significant as ever. We are thrilled to be working with Breaking Glass Pictures so audiences everywhere now have the chance to see what we believe is a must-see film.

White Rabbit movie poster

Let us know if you will be checking out this movie by commenting below!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter – Psychological Drama ‘White Rabbit’ Acquired by Breaking Glass for North America

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc./Burning Sky Films/SSS Entertainment)


VIDEO: Watch the Full Comic Con True Blood Panel

August 31, 2014

HBO Has Released the Full Video of the True Blood Cast at San Diego’s Comic Con 2014:

Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer San Diego Comic Con 2014Considering us truebies have nothing to watch this Sunday, it seems HBO has taken pity on us and released the entire video of the True Blood panel interview from San Diego’s Comic Con 2014. So sit back for the next hour, and get stuck into watching – and reminiscing – about the very last time there will be True Blood panel at Comic Con. Just be warned though, Kristin Bauer van Straten (who plays vampire Pam) is crying as she walks onto stage, so make sure you have the tissues ready! And remember, watching it in hindsight is completely different to previously too because we all know exactly what they are talking about when they hint at upcoming events on True Blood Season 7.

The full panel includes: Nathan Parsons (James), Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette Reynolds), Carrie Preston, Arlene Fowler), Chris Bauer (Andy Bellefleur), Anna Camp (Sarah Newlin) Brian Buckner (showrunner), Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pamela Swynford De Beaufort), Rutina Wesley (Tara Thornton), Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton) and Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse).

Let us know your favorite moments from this video by commenting below!

Source: YouTube – True Blood Season 7: Comic-Con Panel (HBO)

(Photo Credit: San Diego Comic Con/HBO Inc.)


True Blood Season 7 Finale: Episode 10 Synopsis Revealed!

August 13, 2014

Who Makes it to Episode 10 (entitled Thank You)?

One Last Bite True Blood Season 7 promo posterWith only two more episodes left of HBO’s True Blood, fans are starting to worry at how all the loose ends will be tied up. Who will die? Who will live happily ever after? Who will Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) finally chose?

Well, we have the press release for the True Blood Season 7 finale! Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) makes it to at least the start of the episode, but it seems he is still suffering from his virulent dose of Hep-V – will he take the antidote or meet the true death? Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) makes a choice – hang on a minute didn’t he already do that in Episode 9? How many choices does Sam have to make? Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) also make it to Episode 10 (entitled Thank You) of True Blood. It seems they are not entirely comfortable with their relationship with Mr. Gus (Will Yun Lee) though – could one of these three die? And, finally, we come to an interesting little titbit: Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer) gets an unexpected inheritance. This one disturbs me, after all it wasn’t that long ago that Bill was seeking legal advice about his will. Could Andy be the benefactor of Bill’s estate? And, if that is the case, does Bill die?

You can make up your own mind on this synopsis and let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Episode 10 Synopsis:

Episode #80: “Thank You” (series finale)
Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 24 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Sookie Stackhouse weighs a future with and without Bill Compton. Eric Northman and Pam struggle with their uncomfortable partnership with Mr. Gus. Sam Merlotte makes a choice, while Andy Bellefleur comes upon an unexpected inheritance.

Written by Brian Buckner; directed by Scott Winant.

Source: HBO Inc./SpoilerTV – True Blood – Series Finale – Press Release

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)


True Blood Cast Eye Off Mementos

July 28, 2014

What Would You Keep?

With only five  more episodes to go in this final season of HBO’s True Blood, cast members talk about what mementos they 5 eps leftwould like to have from their time on set.

Anna Paquin (who plays main character, Sookie Stackhouse) said that she has lived so much of her life on that set:

This has been creatively, the most exciting thing I’ve ever got to do, I mean, I’ve gotten to live with this character for seven years…

Kristen Bauer (Pam) tells us that her eye is on a leather jacket, the one with studded shoulders that was made for her. Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse), thinks the only thing he’d like is the “Stackhouse” badge that he wears as a cop in the series.

As for Deborah Ann Woll (who plays vampire Jessica Hamby)?

I would really, really like her little red riding hood cape.

Lauren Bowles (Holly Cleary) and Sam Trammel (Sam Merlotte), would both like something from Merlotte’s:

It was my place of employment, they’ve got the gumbo, I’ve looked at it; when ever I’m bored or sad, I stared at them…

Nelsen Ellis would  like to take Lafayette’s eyelashes:

… ’cause they made me feel pretty.

Check out the video below, you can watch the full video on what the True Blood stars would like to keep from their time on set:

As a diehard  Truebie, what would you like if you were on set on that final day?

Personally, I think I’d like to take one of Alcide’s shirts.

Source: TV Guide – What Items Are True Blood Cast Members Stealing from Set?

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)



COMIC CON 2014: All the True Blood Photos from Twitter!

July 27, 2014

With all the excitement of San Diego’s Comic Con 2014, there has been a flurry of photos uploaded by the cast and crew of HBO’s True Blood to social media sites. Below is all the photos we have found – so far – on HBO’s official True Blood Twitter account as well as from other verified Twitter accounts of various True Blood cast members. (All images come from verified accounts and all images are credited back to the authors.)


























Source: Twitter – @TrueBloodHBO

(Photo Credits: Twitter – @TrueBloodHBO, @TheRealAnnaCamp, @SamTrammell, @AnnaPaquin, @_smoyer,



VIDEO: Sam Trammell is Interviewed on ‘The Talk’

July 25, 2014

Sam Trammell Thought He’d Flunked His Audition for True Blood’s Sam Merlotte:

Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte) talks about HBO's True Blood to the panel of CBS's The TalkRecently Sam Trammell (who currently stars as Sam Merlotte on HBO’s True Blood) appeared on CBS’s The Talk. You can watch the full interview below to find out:

  • Why Sam thought he’d failed his original audition for Sam Merlotte
  • Whether the TV show will end the same way the Charlaine Harris books did (True Blood was originally based on Charlaine’s Southern Vampire Mystery novels)
  • Why Sam loves the ending of True Blood Season 7
  • What Sam took from the set of True Blood after the show finished
  • And what Sam would really like to get from the set of True Blood!

Source: The Talk/YouTube – The Talk – Sam Trammell on ‘True Blood’ Ending

(Photo Credit: The Talk/YouTube)


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