William Sanderson’s ‘Bar Karma’ Begins Filming

January 28, 2011

Premieres February 11th on Current TV

William Sanderson in Bar KarmaFilming has begun for Bar Karma, the world’s first community developed television series, staring True Blood‘s own William Sanderson (Sheriff Dearborne).  The unique new show will be 12 episodes long and will invite a community of fans to essentially take charge of the show from the storylines, art direction, soundtrack, etc. 

The half hour show is set in a mystical watering hole at the edge of the universe and stars Sanderson as a 20,000 year old bartender. 

The series answers the age-old question: “What would happen if you could change your fate?”  Set in a time traveling bar owned and operated by members of the mysterious organization Karma, Inc.,  each weekly episode follows a new bar patron as they enter at happy hour and must make a life-changing…and possibly world-saving …decision.

Each week the online community, who have been participating since November, will log on to the storymaker application and will vote on the top storylines chosen by producers.  Users whose submissions are used will be named in the credit roll at the end of the episode. 

Watch the video clip below to find out more about the show!

The first episode airs February 11, 2011 at 10:00pm EST on Current TV.  Check your local listings for details.

Sources: tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com-Current TV Begins Production on Original Drama Series, ‘Bar Karma’

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Happy Birthday William Sanderson!

January 10, 2011

We here at TrueBloodNet.com want to wish William Sanderson, Bon Temps very own Sheriff Bud Dearborne, a very Happy 67th Birthday today!!! We look forward to seeing William’s next fascinating project as well as hoping to see more of him in Season 4 of True Blood. Andy could sure use a hand!


We hope you have a wonderful day, William!!!

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Week Hollywoodland True Blood William Sanderson

August 1, 2010

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William Sanderson True Blood Speaks Friend

August 1, 2010

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True Blood’s William Sanderson Live on Artists on Demand Tonight

June 7, 2010

William Sanderson, best known as Bon TempsSheriff Bud Dearborne on Alan Ball‘s hit HBO TV vampire series True Blood will be doing a live interview with Artists on Demand Radio tonight, Monday, June 7, 2010 at 9:00pm EST. Join them in the chatroom as they will be discussing season 3 of True Blood premiering Sunday, June 13, 2010 on HBO.

So tune in and call to ask questions during the live broadcast and/or join the discussion with other excited True Blood fans in the chatroom regarding the return of the show.

Click here to be taken to Artist On Demand’s Blog Talk Radio show with True Blood’s very own William Sanderson.

SOURCE: Artists on Demand Radio

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William Sanderson On Movie Addict Headquarters On BlogTalkRadio

August 8, 2009

sheriffdearborneThe talented William Sanderson who portrays the serious, down-to-earth Sherrif Bud Dearborne on Alan Ball‘s hit HBO TV vampire series True Blood recently spoke on Movie Addict Headquarters on BlogTalkRadio.  William not only discusses his role on True Blood but also mentions the many different characters he has portrayed throughout his long career in the entertainment business.  A truly wonderful interview with the multi-talented and modest William Sanderson.  To listen to his interview please click here.

SOURCE:  Movie Addict Headquarters on BlogTalkRadio

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Hollywood Life’s Interview with William Sanderson

June 28, 2009

williams-hlHollywood Life.com recently had the chance to interview True Blood’s William Sanderson.  William has starred in film classics Coal Miner’s Daughter, Blade Runner, and HBO‘s Deadwood.  In the interview, William talks about what appealed to him about True Blood, working with True Blood cast members, the types of roles he’s played and his childhood. 

Some of the interview below.

The cast is stellar. What do you glean from them on set?

Especially Anna, she has this incredible energy. That’s probably my biggest talent is to keep up with them. They’re half my age or less. Or more, I should say. Or Stephen Moyer, a wonderful actor from England who plays her love interest. Anna never fumbles with her lines, she’s very professional. And inventive! It’s exciting anytime I get to work with an Academy Award winner. Well, I wouldn’t say always fun – but educational.

To read the full interview,  read on at Hollywood Life

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True Blood Season 2: William Sanderson Interview

June 12, 2009

sheriff-bud-dearborneWilliam Sanderson who plays the pragmatic Sheriff Bud Dearborne returns for season 2 on Alan Ball‘s successful HBO TV vampire series True Blood.  William was interviewed by What’s The Buzz by ABCNews and discusses the popularity of the show, working with the actors and the hard work done by everyone, a glimpse into season 2 and his independent film entitled Pretty Ugly PeopleTo watch the interview click here.

SOURCE:  ABCNews.com

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Interview with True Blood William Sanderson: Being Sheriff Bud Dearborne

May 28, 2009

william-sanderson-sheriff-bud-dearborneR.J. Carter from the-trades.com had the opportunity to speak with William Sanderson recently and presents his interview here which you can read further on his website at www.the-trades.com.

Interview: William Sanderson: Soft-Spoken Sheriff of True Blood‘s Bon Temps by R.J. Carter

William Sanderson is like the bell pepper in the gumbo. He may not be the crawfish or the crab or the andouille, but the mix is made all the better for his presence; he’s the familiar face from shows like “Lonesome Dove” and “Blade Runner” — not to mention his unforgettable role on Newhart and his trademarked line, “Hi. I’m Larry. This is my brother Daryl, and this is my other brother Daryl.”

These days Sanderson is enforcing the law in the HBO hit series, True Blood. As Sheriff Bud Dearborne, he’s a plainspoken, grounded southern gentleman — much like Sanderson himself. The catch: in the town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, the latest minority group is starting to make itself known: vampires.

True Blood is set, by author Charlaine Harris, in the deep south, and at it’s core is a tale of intolerance. There’s a new minority in the world, that being the vampires, and on one level the story is about violent discrimination against them. Speaking as an Arkansas boy to a Tennessee gentleman, why do those kind of stories have to be set in the south? Haven’t we grown past that?

That is a great question. The author lives in Arkansas, and she went to college in my home town. I think for years show business has depicted southerners as stupid or provincial — and I guess I’ve benefited a little, but… it’s a tough question: “Why?” I don’t think the south has any monopoly on narrow-mindedness. Maybe we’re easy targets. I’ve realized I’m not that smart, but I did get a law degree, and I think I have average intelligence for an actor — but it raises questions about it to even pursue a career as an actor, though, so…

Throughout the first season of True Blood, your character — though we didn’t see an awful lot of him — seemed to evolve from a character a bit like your “Larry” character in Newhart, to someone who’s a lot more wise and competent than we were first led to believe. Was there talk of developing the character as the season wore on?

I’m grateful for the time I got on it, and not to be arrogant but I’m keeping the money. I think the second season will even be better with some new vampires and more craziness, if you will.

But, no, that was all on a need to know basis, and I’m still learning. When I get to work with Alan Ball, the creator, I really try to be a sponge, but, for me it was a thrill to play what was — at least ostensibly — a normal person: I’m clean shaven and I don’t wear dirty clothes. But if you read the books, there’s not a lot on Sheriff Dearborne, but people have told me he’s a voice of reason (and that’s another irony with me). But it’s fun to play a normal person.

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William Sanderson: His Time on True Blood

April 27, 2009

william-sanderson3William Sanderson, who plays Sheriff Bud Dearborne on Alan Ball’s hit HBO TV series True Blood spoke recently with Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith from Creators.com regarding his time on the show.

When asked about his role as Sheriff Bud Dearborne and what does he see happening with his character on the show he stated that:

“I don’t know how much longer I’ll survive. To be honest, there’s not much on Bud in the books,… I’m too timid to ask, ‘Am I getting killed off?”

One of the producers that Mr. Sanderson had previously worked with on “Deadwood” jokingly told him that his character does not get killed before the eleventh episode because he is directing it, in response to his fate in season two of True Blood which returns on Sunday, June 14, 2009 on HBO.

Mr. Sanderson is known for his previous work on the “Bob Newhart Show” as Larry, on “Deadwood” and for his film roles including the Toymaker in “Bladerunner.”

Mr. Sanderson was asked how is it to work with Anna Paquin and cast members much younger then him in terms of the work schedule. He stated that:

“If you’re shooting ’til 4 or 5 a.m., you think they may be joking when they talk about going home and making dinner or playing with their kids. But they’re not. I worry about them sapping their energy. All that youthful vigor can be intimidating, he acknowledges, but I’m not intimidated by anyone when it comes to talent. Not to sound conceited. Don’t ever get your talent mixed up with your salary — I hope I never forget that.”

SOURCE: Creators.com

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