Will There be Major Character Deaths in Season 6 of HBO’s True Blood?

April 17, 2013 by  

Could Eric Northman’s Undead Life be on the Line?

Alexander Skarsgard stars as Eric Northman in HBO's True Blood*POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT WARNING*

Okay, things are starting to get a little scary on HBO’s True Blood, if all the rumors flying about are to be believed!

Firstly, we have WetPaint speculating that with all the movie roles Alexander Skarsgard is taking on lately, there could be the possibility that he may request his character Eric Northman be killed off in Season 6.

While fans of the books are quick to point out that the Eric Northman character survives book 6 (Definitely Dead) and therefore should survive this season. Although, let’s face it, after last season, it’s become very clear that HBO are not following the Charlaine Harris’ story lines from her series very closely at all.

Next we have a couple of teasers from cast members:

Ryan Kwanten stars as Jason Stackhouse in HBO's True BloodRyan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse), according to E!Online, has the following to say about Season 6:

“There are more deaths. Some favorite characters may not last.”

Anna Camp stars as Sarah Newlin in HBO's True BloodAnd then the same website follows up with this quote from Anna Camp (Sarah Newlin) to Marc Malkin at the MTV Movie Awards, just two days later:

“There’s a lot of death. I’ve had sad read-throughs recently. “It’s too sad. Like, some people cried.”

Now, add into the mix the fact that the title of Episode 7 is ‘The Funeral’ and, potentially, we now have a lot to worry about – and Season 6 hasn’t even started yet!

Or is this just all hype to get fans (old and new) geared up for the next season? Could they possibly be stirring up the Team Eric Northman fanbase? I guess we’ll just have to wait until June to find out.

Let us know your thoughts on these rumors in the comments below.

Sources: WetPaint.com – Is True Blood Going to Kill Off Eric Northman? MAJOR Gossip!

E!Online.com – Spoiler Chat: Scoop on Glee, New Girl, True Blood, Game of Thrones and More!

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  • I agree that I think Eric (as well as Bill and Sookie) are safe. Kwanten states that some favourite characters MAY not survive. That sounds like a cliffhanger to me. Also, there is the possibility that secondary characters will come to the fore this season only to be killed off. Add into the mix the fact that TV networks quite often spout the fact that no one is safe and then kill of a long-running, but not MAIN character and we have plenty of potential for death without really threatening the lives of the absolute main characters.

    It’s great publicity leading up to season 7 though 😉

  • NB

    LULZ. Northman is not going anywhere. They know he is the absolute favorite and most popular character in the show. The writers are not stupid. 😉

  • I don’t think they would kill off Eric he has a huge fanbase including me!

  • I hope they don’t go too kill crazy they could loose viewers. If they got rid of any of the following Eric,Jason,Alcide, Lafayette,Pam or Sam…..I am afraid Season 7 would be at risk

    • boobear5000

      HA HA HA. Did you forget the LEAD FEMALE ROLE…as in Sookie? She cannot be killed off. Neither can BILL as he is the LEAD MALE ROLE. IF HE DIES SO DOES THE SHOW. Eric can go, the rest of us will still watch until the day HBO ends the whole show.

      Season 7 is already at risk with the mess AB left us. your list of “indispensable characters” are simply supporting characters….to the LEADS.

  • jill stthomas

    If they kill off Eric I am solo gone.