Rutina Wesley Discusses Number of Seasons for True Blood

January 13, 2010 by  

In a recent interview with SciFiNow, Rutina Wesley talks about where her character has been, where she’s going, and how much more True Blood we have to look forward to.

She certainly doesn’t give a definitive answer, but Rutina guesses that the show could run for several seasons because people are so drawn to it and there’s nothing else quite like it:

“I think it will run for as long as… I mean, there are nine books out there, and [Charlaine] is going to do three more, but I don’t know if we will that long. People seem to think that True Blood is going to be one of those shows that will run for five or six seasons if not more. It’s going to depend on audience ratings and stuff like that, but I can’t imagine it not running for a long time because the books are so juicy and Alan Ball has also made everything so vibrant, colorful, and imaginative. So I think it’s going to be a show that people are going to be dying to watch for a long time.”

She was also asked whether they might ever do a True Blood movie, but she says that would depend on timing and when the show ended. She already feels like each episode is a mini-movie in itself.

As for what Tara has been through on the show, Rutina was glad she got to show her softer side in Season two. She was less defensive and more open to being taken care of:

“It feels good to be starting a new romance with this beautiful man who serenades her with his guitar. It’s almost like living in a fantasy world a bit.”

Sadly, as those of us who have seen the end of Season two know, happiness couldn’t last forever. Tara will probably be in a dark period in her life when the show returns for season three this summer. Rutina suggests that there may be “some grieving and maybe even a new romance with Sam.”

Working on the show has been an amazing experience for Rutina, one that she still can’t quite believe has actually happened. It’s been an amazing experience for us as viewers, too, so we hope the adventure continues for many more seasons as she seems to think!


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  • she is effing brilliant her ,alan please keep her on the show take her too fairy world so they can heal her for seas0n 5

  • jaxx

    I love Rutina and her interpretation of Tara. She is a great actress and beautiful as well. Can’t wait to see what she brings to Season 3.

  • Antonio

    I’m so glad for them! I hope the show does last for a few more years. Maybe Tara and Sam could work something out You never know. I’d like to see Tara hook up with Jason She has always had a crush on him I think it would be cool. Plus this new relationship with a vampire that she may have sounds cool and exciting Who knows where AB and the writers will go with this
    Can’t wait!! LOL 🙂

  • Antonio

    I’m also glad for her. I think it would be kind of neat if Tara hooks up with Jason and then finds out he killed her lover,Eggs
    There is More drama right there! As far as her and Sam that was a disaster and made her look flighty and confused. I think that her character has moved beyond that. But then again,You never know,right? Besides, isnt there a vampire instore for her?
    I’ve heard that some vampire will come into her life and become somewhat obsessed with her. Both Sam and Tara deserve better!
    I’m sure she will grieve and be very down for a while. It will be interesting to see how her character deals with this.