True Blood’s Nathan Parsons to Star in Point of Honor Pilot

September 17, 2014

Nathan Parsons Goes from From Vampire to the Civil War:

Nathan Parsons It has just been announced that Australian actor Nathan Parsons (who played vampire James in Season 7 of HBO’s True Blood) has joined the cast of Point of Honor. He will play the main character John Rodes. According to Deadline, who broke the news, this is the synopsis for the pilot:

[Point of Honor] centers on best friends and brothers-in-law, John Rodes (Nathan Parsons) and Robert Sumner (Christopher O’Shea), who find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict.

This TV show will join others in Amazon’s fourth pilot season. Point of Honor is directed by Randall Wallace. Wallace and Carlton Cuse are listed as writers. The show also stars Brett Cullen (Ralston Rhodes), James Harvey Ward (Cutler), Keith Tyree (Mr. Craddock), Luke Benward (Garland Rhodes) and Cory Scott Allen alongside Nathan Parsons and Christopher O’Shea.

Let us know if you are planning on tuning in o this new show by commenting below!

Source: Deadline – Nathan Parsons To Topline Amazon Pilot ‘Point Of Honor’, Luke Benward To Co-Star

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More True Blood Podcasts From EJ Scott

September 6, 2014

EJ Scott’s List of True Blood Interviews Grows:

EJPODCASTEJ Scott is the boyfriend of Deborah Ann Woll (who played baby vampire Jessica Hamby in HBO’s True Blood). During the course of Season 7, he has been posting podcast interviews with the cast and crew of True Blood. Here we have some new interviews to add to the every growing list:

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To view all of the True Blood podcasts EJ Scott has done, please click here.

Also, please consider giving to EJ’s charity, The Choroideremia Foundation, by donating via the button below:

 

Source: EJ Scott – Podcast Interviews

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True Blood: The Stories That Could Have Been

September 1, 2014

Showrunner Brian Buckner and the Cast Discuss the Storylines They Would Have Liked to Explore:

Final scene of HBO's True Blood Season 7With Season 7 dead and gone, truebies are still trying to work out how to fill the hole that was True Blood. Showrunner Brian Buckner and some other cast members seem to agree that perhaps there could have been a little more True Blood on out screens. Recently The Hollywood Reporter got to find out which stories went untold and which storylines the cast would like to have seen explored.

For showrunner Brian Buckner, he would have liked to have seen more of Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis):

I think he’s brilliant. I think every time he opens his mouth, something extraordinary comes out, usually that we didn’t write.

However, something Brian has learned as a writer for other TV shows is that once there is true happiness between the couple it is either time to move on or cause a conflict, so he decided to let Nelsan have the happy ending he received rather than try to cram another conflict into Season 7 for the sake of more airtime for Lala.

Joe Manganiello (who played werewolf, Alcide Herveaux), would have liked to see the relationship between Alcide and Emma (Chloe Noelle) developed. He also would have liked the storyline between Alcide and his father, Jackson Herveaux (Robert Patrick) kept. However, because of the show losing Alan Ball and then Mark Hudis in quick succession, some storylines in Season 6 were scrapped:

When you’ve got three showrunners in as many episodes, something’s got to give. That something unfortunately was my storyline. There was a plan to — [Jackson] came back for a reason, it just never happened.

Stephen Moyer (who played vampire Bill Compton) would have liked to see an exploration into why Bill and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) had bad blood between them. As for newcomer Nathan Parsons, he would have liked some of his own flashbacks:

It would have been fun to go back to the ’70s a bit, to go back to the war going on and this hippie love child standing against it, the draft dodger, and how he paid for it

Karolina Wydra would have liked a bit more backstory for her character Violet as well. She thought this would help soothe the backlash against her character.

Which storyline would you have liked to see the writers of True Blood explore if they had more time? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter – ‘True Blood’ Cast, Showrunner on the Storylines That Could Have Been

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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)

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VIDEO: True Blood’s Nathan Parsons Opens Up About Being James

August 22, 2014

Nathan Parsons Chats About What’s Next After True Blood:

Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby) and Nathan Parsons (James) star in HBO's True Blood Season 7Recently, Nathan Parsons (who plays vampire James and the latest love interest of Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis) on HBO’s True Blood) was interviewed by Access Hollywood about saying goodbye to True Blood and what is next on the cards for him.

Nathan reveals there is a period piece coming up for him but wasn’t able to elaborate on this role any more than that. So once we find out more, you will be the first to know! As for True Blood, Nathan couldn’t disclose any spoilers on the finale this Sunday, however, he did reveal that he thought True Blood ended perfectly – what ever that means. 😉

Access Hollywood also bought up the fact that Nathan’s character, James is in a gay relationship with True Blood stalwart, Lafayette. They were glad to see that being a gay character no longer holds the stigma it used to on television. This in part is thanks to shows like True Blood who never shy away from complicated or difficult subject matter.

Make sure you watch the video below to find out just where Nathan has been on a road trip to recently as well:

Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Source: Access Hollywood – Nathan Parsons on Saying Goodbye to ‘True Blood’

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COMIC CON 2014: What if There Was a True Blood Season 8?

August 2, 2014

The True Blood Cast Discuss Their Show For the Last Time at Comic Con:

Kristin Bauer van Straten stars as vampire Pam in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 7 (entitled 'May Be the Last Time')For the cast of HBO’s True Blood, attending San Diego’s Comic Con this year was bittersweet. While they got to celebrate their show one last time, it also churned up the emotions too. For Kristin Bauer van Straten (who plays vampire Pam – a character with, ironically, very little display of emotion) it was particularly trying. As a person who gets very emotional very easily, she felt worn out and dehydrated by the end:

It’s been really intense. I’m totally dehydrated. I feel like I’m ten months pregnant and I just need a c-section because it’s going on forever.

While Kristin never wanted the show to end, she is certainly over having to relive the end of it!

And what if they did go into a Season 8? Where do they think their characters could have gone? Is there anything their character hadn’t done that the actor would liked to have seen happen if there were another season? Carrie Preston, the actor who plays Arlene Fowler, was happy with Arlene’s story line, but she felt it would have been interesting to see her character become a supernatural!

You can watch the full Comic Con interview EW did with the True Blood cast below:

What would you have liked to see if there was a True Blood Season 8? Let us know what you think by commenting below!

Source: EW/YouTube – Comic-Con 2014: True Blood cast reveal the moment she felt she was *really* on ‘True Blood’

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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,

 

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True Blood’s Nathan Parsons Discusses His Character’s Love Life

July 23, 2014

James the Vampire is in a Love Triangle with Jessica and Lafayette:

James (Nathan Parsons) and Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis) get cosy in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 5 (entitled 'Lost Cause' and previously titled 'Return to Oz')In Season 6 of HBO’s True Blood, we saw newly made vampire, Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll), falling for the brooding James (then played by Luke Grimes) while both were trapped in Vamp Camp. Now, with Season 7, it seems James has not only gotten a new look (with the role being taken over by newcomer, Nathan Parsons), but also a new direction in relation to his love life! While many fans have been busy wondering if Luke Grimes left because of other movie commitments or as a result of a diversion in character that he wasn’t expecting, for his replacement, Nathan Parsons, he is just happy to be on the hit show.

While James and Jessica have been turning into a boring old married couple getting comfortable with each other and the changing world around them, there has been one human that has been helping James: Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis). It is through this new friendship that we learn of how James was turned and how he is also bisexual. With one thing leading to another, we found Lala and James in the back of a car in Episode 5 (entitled Lost Cause) last week.

Recently The Hollywood Reporter got a chance to ask him all about this story line, and in particular the fact that gay relationships are not as openly physically portrayed on television even though there are now plenty of gay couples gracing our screens. Nathan had this to say:

We just had to be really careful about how we went about it. We didn’t want it to be uncomfortable to watch or over the top. It has to be something that is seemingly organic and loving, instead of just having sex for the sake of having sex. I think that was the difficult line to walk. It comes out of nowhere and we have to do it tastefully, and we all have to be comfortable with what’s happening. But Howard [Deutch], the director, was great about it. Nelsan and I just went along for the ride, and I think it turned out really well.

And this story is important and should be told and needs to be shared. It’s a story that’s being told all over the place, and TV doesn’t pay enough attention to it. The “Do I love this guy or love this girl?” and “Is this right or is this wrong?” becomes more important than the act itself, and that I think was really well done by the writer [Craig Chester] and Howard and Nelsan and myself.

While it seemed Jessica was pretty shaken up by catching out the pair, will there be a rekindling of their relationship? According to Nathan, no, there won’t be. Especially since Jessica will have a new situation to deal with. Nathan didn’t expand on what this would be, it makes fans wonder if maybe Jessica will contract Hep-V like Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) and, more recently, Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer)? Or is he simply alluding to the fact that Jason’s (Ryan Kwanten) girlfriend, Violet (Karolina Wydra) knows all about the tryst he and Jessica had not long after Jessica discovered James and Lafayette together?

You can read the full interview Nathan Parsons did with THR by clicking here.

What do you think? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter – ‘True Blood’s’ Nathan Parsons on Sex Scene: A ‘Difficult Line to Walk’ (Q&A)

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True Blood Season 7: Meet Newcomer Nathan Parsons

July 22, 2014

This Aussie Loves Being the New James:

Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby) and Nathan Parsons (James) star in HBO's True Blood Season 7With the final season of HBO’s True Blood already half way done now, we are now meeting an amazing new character who is enjoying a fabulous story line.

Born in Australia, but raised in the US, Nathan Parson’s, took over the role of James the vampire for this season after Luke Grimes stepped away from the role at the end of Season 6.

As Nathan says in an article with Australian newspaper The Morning Bulletin;

The character of James wasn’t that well established in season six…You sort of met him but you didn’t get his story. It is odd taking someone’s part, but he was such a small character in season six now I think we can go a totally different direction with it and I think we will be forgiven.”

And what a different direction that is! The love triangle between James, Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) and Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) started in the first episode of this season when James opens up to Lafayette about how he was turned.

Nathan says it was his friendship with Deborah Ann Woll, and mentor-ship of  Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton),  that has helped him settle into the role alongside all the complex characters.

We [Deborah] went to college together so it was really comfortable to just step in… So much happens so quickly it sort of takes your breath away. This is how True Blood works. You get on the show and you’re thrust into the blood, sex and violence.”

The direction of the James character has also been helped along by Stephen Moyer, who gave him tips on how to be a vampire!

Every vampire show has different rules and different ways of doing things. It was good to have Stephen there to say ‘okay when your fangs click out this is how I do it, this is what you need to think about’. I got tips on being a vampire from Vampire Bill himself.

Stay tuned to see what happens to this new delicious vampire in True Blood Season 7’s second half!

Source: The Morning Bulletin – True Blood newcomer sinks teeth into new role

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VIDEO: True Blood Season 7 – Sneak Peek At The New James

June 21, 2014

Jessica Hamby Introduces the ‘New’ James in Her Vlog:

Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby) and Nathan Parsons (James) star in HBO's True Blood Season 7With the news that Jessica Hamby’s (Deborah Ann Woll) latest squeeze, vampire James (Luke Grimes), was being replaced by actor Nathan Parsons, many fans were sad to see the hunky actor leaving the show.

But, with Jessica’s latest YouTube blog posting, it seems the new James is just as yummy as the old one! And who knew vampires could be so superstitious too?!

You can check out the full video now:

Let us know what you think of the new James by commenting below!

Source: HBO/YouTube – True Blood Season 7: Jessica’s Blog – Very Superstitious (HBO)

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