September 7, 2014
Another ‘True’ Series Will Be Filling HBO’s June Schedule:
Usually June means just one thing to Truebies: the latest season of True Blood! But, alas, next June will not mean that at all now that the vampire series has been staked by HBO. So what will HBO be filling the June void with? True Detective is the answer. While there isn’t a vampire in sight in this show, it may be worth checking out if you haven’t done so already. June will see the return of True Detective for Season 2 this is a change from it’s January 2014 start date for Season 1. You can view the synopsis on the show below:
HBO premieres a new drama series, True Detective, this season focusing on Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) and “Rust” Cohle (Matthew McConaughey), two detectives and former partners who worked in Louisiana’s Criminal Investigation Division in the mid-1990s.
In 2012, for reasons not immediately revealed, the two are interviewed separately by investigators about their most notorious case: the macabre 1995 murder of a prostitute by a possible serial killer with disturbing occult leanings. As they look back on the case, Hart and Cohle’s personal backstories and often-strained relationship become a major focal point.
Hart, an outgoing native Louisianan and family man whose marriage is being frayed by work stress and infidelity, is (at least on the surface) the polar opposite of Cohle, a lone-wolf pessimist and former narcotics detective from Texas. While the plot is moved forward by their shared obsession to hunt down the ritual killer, the true drama centers around the mercurial nature of Hart and Cohle’s relationship and personalities, and how they affect each other as detectives, friends, and men.
You can also view the opening title for True Detective below. It certainly has a slight HBO True Blood feel to it:
Let us know if you will be checking this series out next June by commenting below!
Sources: HBO Watch – True Detective Season 2 Air Date Window Shifts
HBO – True Detective Opening Title
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September 6, 2014
Priory’s New Song, Weekend, Stars a True Blood Fairy:
Fans of HBO’s True Blood and Portland’s electro-pop duo Priory are in for a treat with the following video clip. Weekend is the latest clip released by this band and includes Bailey Noble (who played Adilyn, the fairy daughter of Andy Bellefleur in True Blood) playing the part of a roller rink teen. Nick Krause (The Descendants) is dreaming about winning over Bailey’s affections via his slick roller skating moves – even if those moves only occur in his mind.
Recently, Priory’s Brandon Rush and Kyle Sears discussed the video clip with Idolator and had this to say about it:
We wrote and recorded the song ‘Weekend’ at our homebase, Loudwar studios in Portland, Oregon. The song idea came from the notion that everyone feels oppressed by an authority figure at some point in life. It could be a controlling parental figure, a boss at work or the unrealistic standard forced upon us by western culture. We use escapism to feel empowered (for better or worse), and it’s always been a part of our life. The video for ‘Weekend’ was directed by our friend, David Vincent Wolf AKA White Ghandi, and is about a kid’s over the top daydream. We had a great time hanging with Nick Krause and Bailey Noble. There was definitely some chemistry on set, just saying.
You can view the video clip for Weekend by Priory below:
Sources: YouTube – Priory – Weekend [Official Music Video]
Idolator – Watch Priory’s “Weekend” Video, Featuring Bailey Noble & Nick Krause: Idolator Premiere
(Photo Credit: Michael D’Ambrosia)
September 5, 2014
Check out True Blood’s Joe Manganiello Getting Interviewed by Larry King:
Recently, Joe Manganiello (who starred as werewolf, Alcide Herveaux, in HBO’s True Blood) was interviewed on Larry King Now.
You can check out the video below to discover:
- More about Joe’s directorial debut with the short documentary, La Bare.
- News on Magic Mike 2.
- Which personal item Joe took from the set of True Blood.
- What he thought about the end of True Blood.
- How Joe reacted to the fan reaction over his character’s death.
- More on his new relationship with Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara.
- How being People Magazine’s ‘Hollywood’s Hottest Bachelor’ has changed him.
Joe Manganiello then finishes his interview on Larry King Now by answering some questions fans had asked him over social media.
You can watch the full video below:
Let us know what you thought of this video by commenting below!
Source: Ora TV – Joe Manganiello Larry King Now Aug 25 ’14
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
September 3, 2014
True Blood Season 7 and True Blood: The Complete Series to Be Released Simultaneously:
Recently we announced that the DVD and Blu-Ray of HBO’s True Blood: The Complete Series was available for pre-order via Amazon. Now we have all the extra juicy details along with the release date of November 11th 2014! You can view the full press release from HBO below:
New York, N.Y., September 2, 2014: Over the course of seven seasons, the sexy, scary, wildly entertaining hit HBO® series True Blood has kept fans on the edge of their seats with twists, turns and romantic entanglements for Sookie Stackhouse and her group of supernatural friends and foes. Created by Academy Award®-and-Emmy®-winner Alan Ball, the groundbreaking series will be released as a complete series set day-and-date with the seventh and final season box set, just in time for diehard “Truebies” to add to their holiday wish lists.
True Blood: The Complete Series, available on Blu-ray ($299.99), DVD ($249.99) and Digital HD on November 11, 2014,features all 80 episodes from the revolutionary series on 33 discs, packed with all of the bonus content from the individual season releases, including behind-the-scenes featurettes, a Snoop Dogg music video, Tru Blood beverage ads and 40 audio commentaries.The Blu-ray set also includes a Digital HD copy of all 80 episodes.
True Blood: The Complete Seventh Season will also be available on Blu-ray with Digital HD ($79.98) and DVD ($59.99) on November 11, 2014 and includes the full 10-episode final season, along with extensive bonus materials including behind-the-scenes interviews and never-before-seen content that gives viewers a look at the final days on set.
For fans who can’t wait until November to binge on the final batch of episodes, True Blood:The Complete Seventh Season will also be available to own on Digital HD September 22, 2014, a few short weeks after the series finale on August 24.
This is the first time in the series’ history that episodes will be available digitally so soon after airing on HBO!
Bonus features for True Blood: The Complete Seventh Season include all of the exciting content True Blood fans have come to expect, while taking a special focus on the final days on set as cast and crew say farewell to the show:
Blu-ray Features (along with all DVD extras):
- True Death: The Final Days on Set – Witness the final days of True Blood through the eyes of your favorite cast members as they document their experiences on their last times on set. See cast and crew as you have never seen them before with this exclusive access. Be there as we say goodbye to the town of Bon Temps forever.
- True Blood Lines – Uncover secrets from relationships past and present in this engaging fully interactive guide and archive.
- True Blood: A Farewell to Bon Temps: Say goodbye to True Blood with this behind-the-scenes special of the series as it enters its seventh and final season.
- Audio Commentaries – Five commentaries with cast and crew.
- Previews & Recaps
About True Blood: The Complete Series
Thanks to a Japanese scientist’s invention of synthetic blood, vampires have progressed from legendary monsters to fellow citizens overnight. And while humans have been safely removed from the menu, many remain apprehensive about these creatures “coming out of the coffin.” In the small Louisiana town of Bon Temps, local waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) is open-minded about the integration of vampires – particularly when it comes to Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), a handsome 173-year old living up the road. But at the service of Bill’s less virtuous vampire associates, Sookie is drawn into a series of catastrophes that will put their love to the test.
About True Blood: The Complete Seventh Season
This year, a season-opening battle between raging Hep-Vamps and their Bon Temps prey sets the stage for a season-long series of hair-raising denouements for Sookie, Bill, Eric (Alexander Skarsgård), Jason (Ryan Kwanten), Sam (Sam Trammell), Alcide (Joe Manganiello), Tara (Rutina Wesley) and their human/vampire allies and adversaries. As we’ll see, some of True Blood’s most beloved figures will meet cruel fates, while others will cheat death (true and otherwise) to forge happily-ever-after relationships that will leave fans surprised and, ultimately, satisfied. What will happen to your favorite True Blood character?
Source: HBO Inc.
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
September 1, 2014
HBO’s True Blood is Now Available For Pre-Order:
Now’s the chance to pre-order the complete boxed set of HBO’s True Blood! By by placing your order through Amazon now you save 30% off the total price. That means for the DVD you will pay only $174.99 rather than $249.99 – that’s a saving of $75.00! For the Blu-Ray version, you will only pay $209.99 rather than $299.99 (that’s a saving of $89.99).
To make the deal even sweeter, if you pre-order your copy now and the price is reduced before the release date, you then only pay the further reduced price!
Currently there is no set release date for this box set. Also, there is no list of DVD extras announced either, but we are sure this will follow shortly.
Source: Amazon – True Blood: The Complete Series
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc./Amazon)
August 31, 2014
HBO Has Released the Full Video of the True Blood Cast at San Diego’s Comic Con 2014:
Considering 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.)
August 31, 2014
True Blood’s Joe Manganiello’s Documentary is a Hit on iTunes!
Fans of werewolf Alcide Herveaux from HBO’s True Blood will be pleased to hear that Joe Manganiello’s (the actor who plays Alcide) documentary, La Bare, has just hit the Top 10 charts on iTunes. La Bare is a small documentary Joe and his brother, Nick Manganiello, made about the world of male stripping after Joe appeared in the movie Magic Mike. Joe celebrated by letting his fans know via Instagram:
THANK YOU!! Your downloads placed @labarefilm in the #Top10 for iTunes! If you haven’t seen the #Documentary I directed & produced with my brother & @359inc partner, @nickmanganiello, you can download it here: http://t.co/KfREqlECFl | Have a great #LaborDay weekend! – #JoeManganiello #359inc #LaBare
Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike) steps behind the camera for LA BARE, a documentary film that goes behind the curtain, behind the stage and behind the magic of the world’s most popular male strip club – La Bare Dallas. Featuring a unique ensemble of the club’s most popular dancers, LA BARE takes a provocative look into their rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle and offers a front row seat to their lives, loves, laughs and losses.
Cesar Collazo, Doorman Connor Dye, Randy Ricks, Jered Fulbright and David Nieves
Joe Manganiello and Nick Manganiello
Let us know what you think of Joe’s documentary by commenting below!
Sources: Instagram – Joe Manganiello
Vimeo – La Bare Trailer
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
August 31, 2014
Stephen Moyer Thanks the True Blood Fans on Instagram:
We have another Instagram thank you video! This one is from Stephen Moyer, who played vampire Bill Compton in HBO’s True Blood. While Bill met with his true death in the True Blood finale, he has a loyal base of truebies to be thankful for. You can watch his thank you video below:
@_smoyer says thank you to “all those fans who’ve been watching from the beginning.” #TrueToTheEnd #RIPTrueBlood #TrueBlood
You can view the rest of the True Blood cast and their thank you videos by clicking here.
Source: Instagram – TrueBloodHBO
(Photo Credits: Instagram/HBO Inc.)
August 30, 2014
Joining HBO’s True Blood Was Like Joining a Family:
For newcomer, Riley Smith, joining the cast of HBO’s True Blood was daunting, but the cast welcomed him with open arms – especially Anna Paquin (who plays main character Sookie Stackhouse)!
Riley joined the cast of True Blood for the final season as vampire Keith, a member of James’s (Nathan Parsons) band seen in Episode 1 (entitled Jesus Gonna Be Here) of Season 7. He falls for waitress Arlene Fowler (Carrie Preston) after he saves her life by giving her his blood in order to heal her. Their relationship is hindered right from the start though considering Arlene has never been a vampire advocate as well as the fact she is a Hep-V carrier. In the True Blood finale (Episode 10, entitled Thank You), we see Keith and Arlene seem to have their happily ever after.
In the video interview below, Riley discusses the True Blood family, their fans and plenty more with AfterBuzz TV hosts Kristin Carole and Scott Moore. Riley also discusses his character’s relationship with waitress Arlene and how there possibly wasn’t enough time left to really flesh out their love story. He was also unaware of just how much of a fan favorite Arlene is to the truebies.
Let us know your thoughts on Keith, Arlene and their happy ending by commenting below!
Source: AfterBuzz TV – Riley Smith (90210) Interview | AfterBuzz TV’s Spotlight On
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
August 26, 2014
Bill Compton Leaves a Message For His Progeny on Her Blog:
Over the last few seasons of HBO’s True Blood, we have gotten a chance to see behind the scenes of some scenes and episodes thanks to serial blogger, Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll). Now we see the tides turned on her as her maker, Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), who is dying from Hep-V, leaves his own video message to Jess on her computer.
Be warned, you will need tissues to watch this video!
I wonder what Jessica’s reaction will be when she sees it? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below.
Source: YouTube – True Blood Season 7: Jessica’s Blog – A Father’s Love (HBO)
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)