HBO’s True Detective to Fill True Blood Shaped Hole

September 7, 2014

Another ‘True’ Series Will Be Filling HBO’s June Schedule:

true-detectiveUsually 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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Truebies – Do you recognize this picture?

August 17, 2014

Unknown framed artwork sent by HBO

Unknown framed artwork sent by HBO

Hello all Truebies! As we wind down the last two episodes of True Blood (SOB!) I received this picture in the mail from HBO. It’s like they knew my walls are lined with fake Dutch master floral paintings! It’s a wonderful gift.. and I can but assume it was from one of the sets because there was ABSOLUTELY NO NOTE!

So I’d like some help.. does anyone remember this picture hanging in a house or office or anywhere? I’d love a little provenance to go with my new treasured picture.

Alcide Rubber Doll

Alcide Rubber Doll

Oh, I also got one of these, no packaging, just tossed into a giant box and sent with no return address. It took me 2 weeks to figure out it was Alcide! LOL What a fun little surprise! Thanks to the powers that be. 🙂 It turns out it’s made by Funko and you can get one of your own from HBO!

Credits: HBO, Inc

Photo Credits: Funko

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Missing True Blood Already? Get Your 2015 Calender Then!

August 2, 2014

HBO Releases True Blood Calender for Next Year:

true-blood-2015-wall-calendar-image-2Feel like 10 episodes of HBO’s True Blood Season 7 just isn’t enough? Not sure what you are going to do with your time in 2015 without your regular vampire series fix? Well, HBO has just released a True Blood calender for 2015!

This calender includes pages with Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten), Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis, Eric Northman (Alexender Skarsgard) and, of course, Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin). There is even a month that includes the woman we love to hate so much; Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp)!

Have your favorite characters and True Blood moments made the cut? Why not check out the images below to find out. Then you can head on over the the HBO Store and order your copy online by clicking here.

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Source: HBO Store – True Blood 2015 Wall Calendar

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True Blood Fangtasia Merchandise – Get Your Discount Now!

July 18, 2014

HBO is Offering 20% Off Fangtasia Merchandise Through HBO.com:

Fangtasia t shirt official HBO True Blood merchandiseWith HBO’s True Blood winding up at the end of Season 7, fans are now scrambling for any merchandise they can get their hands on. To make sure you can get even more for your buck, HBO.com has just announced you can receive 20% off all Fangtasia merchandise purchases through their online gift store!

All you have to do is click here, do some shopping and then type in the discount code FANGTASIA20 when you are at the checkout to get a whopping 20% off your purchase – I’ll race you there!

Source: HBO – Store

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VIDEO: Recap on True Blood Seasons 1-6 Before the Season 7 Premiere

June 17, 2014

Trubie Fans Can Catch Up in Under 9 Minutes Before True Blood Season 7 Premieres:

True to the End HBO True Blood Season 7 promo posterJust realized there is less than a week to go until HBO’s True Blood Season 7 starts? Knew it was approaching but didn’t have time to watch all of True Blood Season 6 in order to refresh your memory? Or, are you a newbie to the show and need a rundown on the ENTIRE show to date?

Look no further than the video below then!

In under 9 minutes you can recap the most important parts of True Blood Season 1 right through to Season 6 just by watching this video!

Join Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard), Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis), Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell), Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) and all your other Bon Temps and Shreveport faves – past and present – as we are reminded of exactly why we love HBO’s True Blood so much. And remember all those villains we just loved to hate? Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare, Maryanne (Michelle Forbes) and Steve Newlin (Michael MacMillian) to name just a few – yep, they’re recapped too!

Source: YouTube – True Blood Season 7: Seasons 1-6 Recap (HBO)

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True Blood Season 7 Episode 3 Title Name Released!

May 23, 2014

HBO Gives Us the Heads Up on What’s in Store for True Blood:

HBO True Blood Promo PosterFans of HBO’s True Blood are eagerly scrambling for whatever information they can find out about Season 7 – the very last season in the series ever. So when HBO releases the title name for Episode 3 of Season 7, then we just had to jump on it! It’s not much, but it is certainly something to mull over until June 22nd 2014 when True Blood premieres!

True Blood Season 7 Episode 3 Details

Fire in the Hole – what an interesting title name that is. Considering Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) is still searching for Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) in Episode 2, could she actually find him? Or is this a reference to the Hep V infected vampires that were encroaching on Bellefleurs (formerly Merlotte’s) at the very end of True Blood Season 6? Considering the fact that the teaser videos for Season 7 of True Blood have a distinct battlezone feel to it, could this imply that ‘they'(whomever ‘they‘ may be) are planning to bomb the crap out of those infected vamps in this episode?

Let us know your theories on this title by commenting below!

Source: HBO.com – Schedule

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VIDEO: True Blood Season 7 – The Next Tantalizing Trailer!

May 17, 2014

Truebie Fans Get Another True Blood Tease from HBO:

Kristin Bauer van Straten stars as Pam in HBOs True Blood Season 7 promo trailer 1It wasn’t that long ago that we got to see the very first sneak peek of HBO’s True Blood Season 7! Now we need to hold onto our hats for the next wicked tease. This clip is interspliced with clips from the very start of True Blood as well as plenty of new stuff to pore over. Here’s the breakdown for you:

  • There is a distinct reference to the fact that ‘we can’t go back to the way things were’ – this might be a little unsettling to those fans that enjoyed the return of a quieter season with Season 6. Are things about to get overly crazy all over again?
  • Remember when Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) told Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) she was safe with him? Yeah, well right after we have a flashback of that, we get a flash of True Blood Season 7 – and it’s of people being ripped out of a car and and radio reports of a ‘bloodbath’ – are they implying Bill is deceiving Sookie again this year? Notably, there is footage to suggest this bloodbath may have occurred at the newly named Bellefleurs (formerly Merlotte’s) since there is a scene of the establishment at the very end and it doesn’t look good at all.
  • Next we find a flashback to Sookie’s gran – is this one of the characters from the past that will return in Season 7?
  • Wait – is that Sookie lying lifelessly on the ground???
  • Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer) is still not happy with Bill. It seems Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) is trying to make amends though with her promising Adilyn (Bailey Noble) not to hurt her again.
  • OMG! There’s finally a flash of Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) – is she happy, sad, relieved, mad? You can’t really tell since it’s all the same to her. Speaking of, is that her standing in front of some flames…
  • Is that a katana?
  • And is Violet (Karolina Wydra) finally letting Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) ravish her?
  • Sookie is begging ‘No, No, No!‘ There is blood on her too – who is dying in her arms?
  • Is that a pit of dead people Sookie, Jason, Andy, Sam (Sam Trammell) and Alcide (Joe Manganiello) are standing over?
  • There is still no mention or sighting of Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) in this clip – or did I miss it?

Well, that’s a lot of consume in a minute and a half – why not watch the whole clip… over and over again, and then let me know what else I missed by commenting below!

Source: YouTube – True Blood Season 7: Trailer #1 (HBO)

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VIDEO: HBO’s Spring Preview Teases With Snippets of True Blood Season 7

April 9, 2014

Sookie, Alcide, Pam, Bill, Tara, Jason and More:

HBO Spring Preview 2014 - True Blood Season 7 promo video stillRecently, HBO announced the start date for True Blood Season 7. With this being the finale season of the popular vampire series, fans are desperate for any news of what to expect.

What We Know So Far:

While all this news is awesome, what we are all desperate for now, with the show’s premiere date less than three months away, are new promo stills.

Well, HBO has managed to deliver in that department. With the release of their special Spring Preview 2014 video, we finally get some tantalising shots of True Blood Season 7!

You can watch the full promo video below, but, as WetPaint pointed out, you need to pay particular attention to the following video times (in seconds): 0.00, 0.07, 0.13, 0.26, 0.38, 1.19, 1.26 and 1.26.

So, yet again, we have news on plenty of True Blood stars, but the elusive Eric Northman still hasn’t made an appearance.

Let us know what you think of this video promo of HBO’s shows by commenting below!

Sources: YouTube – Spring Preview 2014 (HBO)

WetPaint – True Blood Season 7: Watch the First Footage From the Final Season! (VIDEO)

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SPOILER: True Blood Season 7-Will Alcide and Sookie Live Happily Ever After?

August 22, 2013

Will Alcide and Sookie Become True Blood’s Faerie Tale Romance?:

True Blood's Anna Paquin and Joe Manganiello as Sookie and Alcide

Credit: HBO.com

The Season 6 Finale of True Blood flashed forward 6 months and showed a very happy and in love, Sookie(Anna Paquin) and Alcide(Joe Manganiello). Sookie has sworn off vampires(for maybe the 100th time) so we are sure that Sookie and Alcide will live happily ever after…NOT! Though Alcide is the suitor closest to a human that Sookie has fallen for in the 6 seasons(with the exception of Sam), it makes sense that the storyline would put these two together(since Sam is no longer available).

TVline.com got an exclusive interview with True Blood Show Runner, Brian Buckner and he dished on the Season 7 Alcide/Sookie Scoop!

“The show has flirted with a Sookie and Alcide romance for years. Why was now the right time to pull the trigger on that?
In a world where almost everybody is a creature of some kind, Alcide is the most human of all of our creatures. Now, that’s not to say that it was his most human season. We all felt the same thing that the audience was feeling, which was that Alcide needed to come back to center. So it was that as much as anything else. And it was also that Sookie’s going to put her money where her mouth is and say “no more vampires.” She got into it with Warlow without knowing he was a vampire, so she was trying. But this shows growth for Sookie. I mean, I suppose he’s a hunk, so at least she’s still getting her piece. [Laughs] He’s the most normal, most human, most down-to-earth of any of her suitors. To me, with Eric gone and off on his own story going forward, I think it’s a pretty obvious triangle we’re setting up between Bill and Sookie and Alcide.”

To see the entire interview check out the link below!

I only have two issue with the Sookie/Alcide love story…Didn’t Eric glamour Alcide into never touching Sookie? Wasn’t Sookie supposed to repulse Alcide? I may have missed the un-glamour moment…What do you think Truebies? Is there a contradiction here? Number two, I love the Eric/Sookie/Bill love triangle…not sure the Alcide/Sookie/Bill triangle is going to do it for me!

Source: TVline.com-True Blood Scoop: Alexander Skarsgard’s Season 7 Fate Revealed! Plus-EP Talks to That Nude Scene, Bill-Sookie-Alcide Triangle and More

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VIDEO: SPOILER-True Blood Season 6 Finale-Behind the Scenes

August 21, 2013

Inside True Blood Season 6 Finale:

True Blood's Season 6 Finale

HBO/Ryan Kwanten, Rob Kazinsky, Rutger Hauer

Well it goes without saying that there were probably many happy True Blood fans and many unhappy True Blood fans at the end of True Blood Season 6 Finale which aired on HBO last Sunday.

There was a lot to happen to be jammed packed into one episode, setting the stage for what to expect in Season 7. The attached video Inside the Episode #10, features some of the writers, and they give us the opportunity to find out what is in store for some of our favourite characters!

Source: YouTube-True Blood Season 6:Inside the Episode #10

(Photo Credit) Starpulse.com c/o HBO

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