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.)
July 18, 2014
Sookie and Bill Prepare For a Party in Episode 5:
This week HBO has graced us with another sneak peek into Episode 5 (entitled Lost Cause) of True Blood Season 7! While the first video clip was a general tease about the upcoming episode, this video has just two characters; Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer). It seems Sookie is attending a party she only just heard about and the flowers Bill offers her are not nearly enough to temper her mood!
Exhausted from her recent travails, Sookie finds herself the unwilling host of a festive mainstreaming party in Bon Temps. In search of an elusive adversary, Eric and Pam head to Dallas and attend a gala fundraiser. Andy (Chris Bauer) makes a life-changing decision; Jessica and James reach a crossroads; Bill loses himself in remembrance of human days.
Written by Craig Chester; directed by Howie Deutch.
Let us know what you think this party is all about by commenting below!
Source: HBO/YouTube – True Blood Season 7: Episode #5 Clip (HBO)
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
May 28, 2014
Season 7 Will be a Bloodbath:
With less than a month to go until HBO’s True Blood Season 7 kicks off, there is plenty of anticipation! Fans are scouring the latest teaser videos and promo posters in order to extract every last tasty morsel of information in relation to the very last season of True Blood.
Thanks to a recent on the set interview by TVGuide, there is now a whole lot more to pine over. Husband and wife True Blood actors, Stephen Moyer (who plays Bill Compton), Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse) and showrunner, Brian Buckner had the following to say about True Blood Season 7:
- Bill has to kill both a greedy human and a menacing vampire in Season 7. Who they are and whether we know either of them remains to be seen.
- The abovementioned deaths involve a bloodbath unheard of – even for True Blood standards. The special effects involved in this gore ridden scene have been dubbed ‘Bellagio‘ (after the famous fountain in Las Vegas)
- Season 7 will end on a more personal note according to Brian Buckner:
We’re going back to the original promise of the show: Bill and Sookie. People are going to be very surprised about the way we get there. There’s romance, sadness and resolution.
- Nobody is safe. Nobody. With the outbreak of Hep V infected vampires encroaching on Bellefleurs (formerly Merlotte’s), fans had no doubt of this. It will probably come down to just how many of our True Blood faves will succumb.
- Sookie cannot save everyone. Anna Paquin had this to say:
The stakes are the highest they’ve ever been. Sookie gets into situations she’s going to need help getting out of.
- Bon Temps may be going to hell in a handbasket, but people will still be getting naked! Well, this we probably could have guessed at already, but Brian Buckner has just confirmed it for us.
What do you think all of this new information means for True Blood Season 7? Let us know by commenting below!
Source: TVGuide – Summer Preview: On the Set for True Blood’s Final Season
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April 15, 2014
Brigette the Microbiologist:
Over the years many Truebie fans have complained at the extensive and sometimes confusing list of characters that arrive and depart in every season of HBO’s True Blood. Well it seems Season 7 is no exception to this rule! Not only have two new villains been introduced to play alongside long time resident baddie, Sarah Newlin, but we now have a microbiologist to add to the list!
According to E! Online, we have the following details:
We’re going back in time to meet Bill’s parents, William Compton Sr. and Margaret Compton in 1855. We’lll also see Caroline Compton (Shannon Lucio) give birth to one of Bill’s kids in the 1850s. And in the present, get ready to meet Brigette, a smokin’ hot…microbiologist.
So, it’s only a small snippet of information, but it still leads us to wonder why exactly there would be a microbiologist in True Blood Season 7? Could she be investigating what is going on with those rabid, zombie-like vampires we saw at the very end of True Blood Season 6? That seems completely likely. However, some are wondering why Brigette’s inclusion in True Blood was noted alongside the reported flashbacks to Bill Compton’s (Stephen Moyer) past – is there a possible connection between the two? Only time will tell.
Make sure you tune in for the premiere of HBO’s True Blood Season 7 on June 22nd 2014 to find out!
Let us know your theories as to why True Blood would need a microbiologist in its final season by commenting below!
Source: E! Online – Spoiler Chat: Scoop on True Blood, The Big Bang Theory, Game of Thrones and More
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April 15, 2014
Prepare for More Flashbacks to Bill’s Past:
With the start date announced for HBO’s finale season of True Blood, fans are starting to wonder how everything will be tied up neatly in a mere ten episodes. For those of you who are particularly fond of vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), there has been some interesting spoilers released in relation to his role in True Blood Season 7.
With fans concerned about what would happen to Bill after turning into a blood puddle and reanimating as Lilith/Billith at the end of Season 5, and then with all his adventures in Season 6, it will be very interesting to see how this season will pan out for him.
And now, with the announcement that there will be a flashback involving Bill, how will this tie in to his constantly evolving story line? Well, here at TrueBloodNet, we have compiled a list of Bill Compton spoilers – read ahead with caution!
What to expect:
- The flashback will occur in the 1850’s – 1855 according to E! Online. There we will meet Bill’s parents, Margaret and William Compton, Sr. Not sure why we need to see Bill’s parents, since he was turned after he was married to Caroline (Shannon Lucio), but it must be important.
- Another flashback is due to occur in 1862 (which is only three years before Bill’s ‘death’). According to Examiner.com, Bill will be clashing with some local residents of Bon Temps about his views on the Civil war that was raging at that time. A casting sheet in relation to this scene reveals a 5-year-old Sarah Compton will also be present.
- A spoiler site (although Examiner.com did not reveal which one), has claimed that we will also see a flashback to the 1850s where fans can witness the birth of one of Bill’s children.
So what does all this mean? Will Bill be fighting with his inner demons yet again? Or will there be a final closure for him? Let us know all your thoughts and theories in the comments below!
Sources: Examiner.com – ‘True Blood’ season 7 spoilers: Bill’s past, a new character and more villains
E! Online – Spoiler Chat: Scoop on True Blood, The Big Bang Theory, Game of Thrones and More
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July 10, 2013
Just announced: True Blood Panel Scheduled to Appear at Comic Con International 2013
True Blood fans from all over the world are gearing up to attend San Diego’s Comic Con International. Once again, the cast of HBO’s True Blood will be in Ballroom 20 on Saturday July 20 at 3:30 PM to tease plot lines and answer fan questions live. Entertainment Weekly’s Tim Stack will again be the panel moderator. Scheduled to appear:
Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse), Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton), Showrunner Brian Buckner, Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse), Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Rutina Wesley (Tara Thornton), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette Reynolds), Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby), Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam Swynford de Beaufort), Joe Manganiello (Alcide Herveaux), Anna Camp (Sarah Newlin), Michael McMillian (Steve Newlin) and Rob Kazinsky (Ben Flynn).
Ryan Kwanten walked on his hands like a (very sexy) trained monkey to the delight of the crowd last year, and Joe Manganiello did a little bump and grind for the ladies. What will happen this year? A few thousand lucky fans will find out first hand on July 20.
For more information on Comic Con International, visit www.comic-con.org
Source: TrueBloodFanSource.com Comic Con 2013: True Blood Panel Announced with Attendees
Photo Credit: Jennifer Kitzman
July 4, 2013
Anna Paquin on Season 6:
While promoting her WIGS series, Susanna, Anna Paquin, aka. Sookie Stackhouse, spoke on what it was like losing Alan Ball as True Blood’s show runner.
“He’s incredibly talented. He created the world that we’re all living in now, but he kind of cut the apron strings. We’re off on our own now.”
When asked about Billith (Stephen Moyer), Paquin said:
“We still don’t know ultimately who or what this character is.”
If you want to read more about what Anna Paquin has to say about season 6, check out the link below!
Credit: CBS News– Anna Paquin Spills on “True Blood”
(Photo Credit): True Blood Net Media Gallery
October 27, 2012
HBO’s True Blood and Several Cast Members Are 2012 Fright Night Awards Nominees
The first annual Fright Night Awards (www.frightnightawards.com), supporting Cancer Bites (www.cancerbites.tv), features twenty-one categories that encompass film, television, and celebrity costumes, among others. Both the voting and the awards show itself are virtual, taking place entirely online. HBO’s popular series True Blood is nominated for Favorite Supernatural TV Show while Alex Skarsgård (Eric Northman), Joe Manganiello (Alcide Herveaux), Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby) and Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton) are all nominated in individual categories.
Cancer Bites has enlisted the help of the nation’s leading blood cancer patient advocacy organizations in its multi-level campaign to; increase funding research to find effective new treatments and cures; connect patients and their families to free educational information; and provide support services for patients at every stage of their cancer journey.
The winners of the 2012 Fright Night awards will be announced October 30th. Fans are encouraged to vote for their favorites at www.frightnightawards.com, as well to spread the word about the Cancer Bites cause and program. True Blood fans can not only cast their vote for the show itself, but for the nominated cast members. Debora Ann Woll is nominated for Favorite Female TV or Movie Vampire; Joe Manganiello is a nominee in the category of Favorite Movie or TV Werewolf; and both Alex Skarsgård and Stephen Moyer are nominated in the category of Favorite Male TV or Movie Vampire.
Be sure to register and vote for True Blood and its cast members. Let’s go for sweep of the awards!
Source: 2012 Fright Night Awards
October 9, 2012
HBO’s True Blood Creator Alan Ball and Director Michael Lehmann Discuss the Epic Episode and Season 6
After seeing the thrilling, question-raising, True Blood Season 5 finale, I knew I wasn’t the only one to be sad when Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare) met his unfortunate end at Eric Northman‘s (Alex Skarsgård) hands! True Blood creator Alan Ball gushes that writing the scene was “emotional” for himself as well:
“I get really upset when I write scenes where characters that I love die.”
Going on to express how hard it was to write, complimenting the spectacular portrayal by actor Denis O’Hare, he also adds,
“…but it is True Blood, and he’s done some pretty heinous things.”
Ball knew Eric would have to be the one to do it since Russell had “destroyed Eric’s life” by originally killing his human family. He says:
“It’s blood vengeance. It’s primal, it’s mythic, and all of those things that can do well on a show like True Blood.”
Director Michael Lehmann also notes:
“It’s really fun and interesting that Sookie’s fear is what draws Eric there. That’s kind of a great moment, and that Eric comes in and completely surprises Russell in his moment of glory.”
With Season 6 in the future, Ball hints that questions raised in Season 5 will be addressed, including more information about Warlow and how Jason will deal with it.
As for the big final moment with Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and the blood in the Season 5 finale, Ball explains it as:
“a gigantic challenge for Sookie, because for all intents and purposes, she sees him die and then be reborn as something alien and terrifying.”
Lehmann points out that “it’s pretty clear where Eric is emotionally and where he stands.” However, he wonders most about Bill, since “he went so dark at the end of this episode.
Stay tuned for True Blood Season 6 to find out!
Check out HBO’s Inside the Episode here:
June 7, 2012
New Couples, Old Adversaries, a Long Awaited Backstory:
When the cast of HBO’s True Blood turned out for the Season 5 premiere, they were interviewed on the red carpet. Everyone was happy to share information and insights into their characters and the events of the show itself.
*Warning: Mild spoilers ahead!
Alan Ball said that Season 5 is the season of church and state. It’s the season of politics and religion from the vampire perspective. When asked about Scott Foley’s character, Patrick, Mr. Ball explained that he made a bad decision in the heat of battle and it has far reaching consequences. Finally, Mr. Ball alluded to the introduction of some new romantic couples. He couldn’t elaborate because it would give too many story details away.
Jacob Hopkins (Alexander) described his character as feisty and strong minded. He says Alexander grew more obnoxious with each episode.
Denis O’Hare (Russell Edgington) said that vampire politics are the focus of Season 5. Mr. O’Hare explained that when people are brought back to life, they have to lose something. With Russell’s resurrection, he has lost his vicious ambition. In its place are a playfulness, ease, and humor. But make no mistake, Russell is still really dangerous. He still kills a lot of people, and kills them with glee. When asked, Mr. O’Hare said it took Russell about 4-5 episodes to heal. Most intriguingly of all, Russell unexpectedly falls in love again.
“Something happens from across the room. Something happens while sharing a body. Someone you know. You’ll be very surprised by it.”
Lucy Griffiths (Nora) explained that Nora and her ‘brother’ Eric love each other very much but haven’t seen one another in a long time. Their relationship can be very fraternal, in that they can be very aggressive toward each other. They make a great team when they work together but otherwise they just mess each other up.
Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton) talked of the close relationship that developed between his character and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård).
“We’re good friends and it’s been a lot of fun. And we sort of love each other.”
Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam) shared that Nora’s appearance caused a little bit of trouble for Pam. Ms. Bauer van Straten explained that she and Alex have been asking for Pam’s backstory for years and were thrilled to finally see it played out. She says the story explains the Pam we know.
Kelly Overton plays a new werewolf character named Rikki. She describes her character as a strong, resourceful werewolf, the opposite of the damsel in distress. She’s determined to find out what happened to the Pack Master and is not loving Alcide at the moment.
Rutina Wesley said that, despite people’s doubts, Tara is coming back.
Michael McMillian (Steve Newlin) said that becoming a vampire might be the best thing that’s ever happened to Steve. At first, he wondered if Steve would be self-loathing but the reality is, he’s very attracted to power. Jason is the guy Steve always wanted to be and he’s coming after Jason. But, Jason has a new vampire friend in Jessica.
“If you mess with Jason, you mess with Jessica.”
Apparently, the first four episodes are a Pam tour de force, and the origin story between Pam and Eric is fantastic. Fans don’t have long to wait now. Season 5 of True Blood premieres on HBO June 10th.
Check out the video below, if you’d prefer to skip to the good stuff (strictly True Blood related), it starts right before the 3-minute mark. Enjoy!