July 25, 2014
Nicole Has a Serious Question for Sam Merlotte:
Here’s the second sneak peek at Episode 6 (entitled Karma) of HBO’s True Blood Season 7! It seems Nicole (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) has a prickly proposition for Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell). You can preview the video below. What do you think his answer will be? Let us know your ideas in the comments below!
Sorry Truebies, we still don’t have much of a description about Episode 6. I hope that means it will be an action packed episode with plenty of answers to our questions so far.
Sookie makes a shocking discovery; Eric and Pam forge an unlikely alliance.
Source YouTube/HBO - True Blood Season 7: Episode #6 Clip (HBO)
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
July 26, 2013
Sam Merlotte Finds Out About Terry Bellefleur:
In this sneak peek into HBO’s True Blood Season 6, Episode 7, entitled In the Evening, we find Sam Merlotte (played by Sam Trammell) phoning home. He’s calling Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) to find out if he’s had any more trouble with the werewolves since the previous night. Lafayette then has the terrible task of informing Sam of Terry Bellefleur’s (Todd Lowe) demise.
Sam then decides to pack up Nicole (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and ship her home to her mother’s rather than take her back to Bon Temps where it isn’t safe for her. The only problem is – it isn’t safe for Sam either!
Source: YouTube - True Blood Season 6: Episode #7 Clip – Homecoming
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
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 6, 2013
Jamie Gray Hyder on True Blood Season 6: Alcide as Packmaster and Being part of the Wolf Pack
Jamie Gray Hyder, who portrays werewolf Danielle on HBO’s True Blood, is having a really good time on her second season of True Blood. She talks about Danielle’s role in the wolf pack:
I think as her role on the show has increased so has her role in the pack. I think that she’s very much an opportunist. Last season, she was willing to do V and also other stuff to impress the pack leader who was in power. And, now there’s a new pack leader and she’s vying for his attention. I think that she just wants to go along and be part of what’s going on and prove that she’s a viable asset to the pack.
Hyder concedes Danielle will ingratiate herself with Alcide (Joe Manganiello), the new Packmaster:
I think [she's] going to continue to do whatever [she] can to appear valuable to him and the dynamics of everybody kinda changes throughout the season as we continue.
In episode 2, Alcide and the wolf pack abduct Emma from Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell), and they have an all-out fight, knocking out Sam and Layfayette (Nelsan Ellis) (who was babysitting Emma). As humans have declared war on vampires, does this fight signal another war between werewolves and shapeshifters? Hyder weighs in:
Definitely. I think that we have just opened up a whole can of worms with what happened. In taking Emma, we’ve now involving [sic] a whole other group of people in our lives and in the pack. There’s so much drama going on in the town that I think that a big issue for us was that choice.
You’ll just have to see how the season plays out because it’s definitely now causing a lot more people to interact with us. And we probably should keep to ourselves, but Emma’s a wolf and we feel that it’s important that she’s with us and her grandmother and with the pack.
Alcide was more than a little bit scary in the way he abducted Emma, throwing her over his shoulder while she screamed for help. Is he a totally different person now that he’s Packmaster? Hyder shares her viewpoint on Alcide:
I think [that being Packmaster] requires him to step up and show a little more aggression than usual to assert himself. And, in the case of Emma, we went to Sam’s with a mission and we knew we had to leave with her. We really do feel that she’s safest with us. So, even though Alcide’s aggression is there, it’s simply there to help others.
Hyder feels that because Emma is a wolf, she really should be part of that lifestyle, and Sam is not an appropriate caregiver for Emma. So what does Hyder think about the wolves getting involved in the state of Louisiana’s war on vampires?
I think that we’re trying to keep to ourselves as best as possible. We’re trying to look out for our own, but there’s no doubt that with such a big conflict going on in Bon Temps and in the State of Louisiana that we’ll be able to stay out of the conflict.
The drama is getting bigger and better with the wolves and the shapeshifters, it’s not all about the vampires anymore! Viewers are looking forward to more supernatural drama in the rest of the season of True Blood.
Photo Credit: trueblood-online.com
November 25, 2012
Check out what Sam’s lady love, Luna, will be up to in the near future:
Since HBO’s True Blood season 5 finale ended in multiple shocks, we still aren’t quite sure what will happen to Sam’s (Sam Trammell) love Luna, played by Janina Gavankar. Since she shifted into a human, usually a shapeshifter won’t live after. We saw this with Sam’s younger brother, Tommy (Marshall Allman).
What we do know is that it has been confirmed that Gavankar has secured a multi-arc role in the new CW show, Arrow. She will portray a vice cop described as “tough, sexy, and considerably formidable.”
What do you think, Truebies? Will we see Luna survive next season? Will you tune in to Arrow to see Gavankar? To find out more, check out the link below!
Credit: Zap2It - ‘Arrow’ casts ‘True Blood’s Janina Gavankar in Major Recurring Role
(Photo Credit: IMDb.com)
May 29, 2012
Waiting Sucks and HBO Keeps Fans Wanting More:
Early in the life of its series True Blood, HBO hit upon the simple but clever tag line of ‘Waiting Sucks’. Now, as anticipation over the June 10th premiere of Season 5 grows, fans find that they ‘Crave More’. HBO has fueled the excitement with titillating teaser videos; some provide glimpses behind the scenes, while others are simply humorous promotion.
Two recently released teasers provide peeks into two separate story lines. Both videos give hints as to what to expect from characters and plot, while still managing to raise additional questions that make fans eager to tune in to the show.
One of these two recent videos features Sam (Sam Trammell) and Luna (Janina Gavankar). Sitting on a sofa, Luna cries while Sam tries to lend comfort. The dialog tells fans that someone has died mysteriously. An unexpected, unidentified sound captures their attention just as the scene ends on a menacing note. Who died? How did they die? Are Sam and Luna in danger, too? What was that sound?
What do you think?
Another recent teaser video has Terry (Todd Lowe) and Patrick (Scott Foley) being held at gunpoint and handcuffed. They know this person, but fans don’t – yet. The scene ends with the unknown character asking if anything had followed them there. Who is the new character? Why is he cuffing Patrick and Terry? What is it that might have followed them?
HBO also uses humor in its teaser videos. ‘Don’t Cry, It’s Back’ uses bloody tears and scenes of character anguish to promote Season 5. The video is a montage of True Blood characters crying. The clips are assembled in a way that makes it seem they are sad over the lack of new True Blood episodes.
Which one is your favorite?
May 16, 2012
Less Than 30 Days to True Blood Season 5!
The posters are out for the HBO True Blood stars for season five! There will be one for each actor and we at TrueBloodNet.com have decided to present one per post in order to give each its own top billing. Bon Temps’ once friendly shifter and bartender, Sam Merlotte played by handsome Sam Trammell, turned into a mean drunk and a cranky boss in the last few seasons but who can blame him with having to compete with free drunken orgies that Maryanne threw and deal with his insane family including losing his emotionally broken brother Tommy last season. But thankfully, he also seems to be developing a great life beyond Merlotte’s bar with a group of fellow shifters. There’s even a spark of romance burning with Luna which can only mean fate, otherwise known as Alan Ball, is about to put its foot right up Sam’s butt. Can’t wait to see how things develop for Sam in season 5!
Photo Credit: HBO
April 17, 2012
True Blood’s Own Sam Merlotte to Visit the Southwest:
Best recognized for his great performance in True Blood, Trammell has also been seen in House MD, CSI: NY, Bones, and Dexter, as well as the feature film Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem.
Trammell will be returning to his Southern roots, having been born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He says, “I feel like the South is in my body and in my brain and in my DNA.”
We’re sure he’ll enjoy the Texas Frightmare Weekend! Let us know in the comments if you’ll be attending as well.
October 15, 2011
Sam Trammell, Kristin Bauer, and Mariana Klaveno Attend Florida Convention:
Truebies, I had the pleasure of attending Spooky Empire on October 7-9, 2011 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort. At the convention there were many actors, authors, and people in the music business. The weekend consisted of Q&As, Photo Ops, autograph sessions, parties where you could mingle with the stars, movies, seminars, and a zombie walk. Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Kristin Bauer (Pam de Beaufort), and Mariana Klaveno (Lorena Krasiki) were among the attendees. I spoke with them while getting their autographs, they were very nice and personable. I had met Sam and Kristin at a previous convention. I asked Sam how his new babies were, and he said:
“They are doing great, they are 8 weeks now.”
Mariana was very sweet, I told her she was great on the show. Kristin is nothing like Pam on the show she is really sweet and nice, she was that way both times we met. If you want to get more information about Spooky Empire please visit the website here.
Source: Lorissa Marr, spookyempire.com
(Photos: Lorissa Marr, Spooky Empire, Eyecon)
October 7, 2011
Trammell Catching Waves at Celebrity Expression Session:
Sam Trammell, better known to Truebies as bar owner/shifter Sam Merlotte on HBO’s True Blood, attended the 2011 Surfrider Foundation Celebrity Expression Session. The goal was to raise money and awareness for protecting our ocean. Sponsor Cali Bamboo was on hand to interview celebrities about how they make a difference, and what the foundation is all about.
“I’m in the ocean a lot, and I see it firsthand — and you know, we need to clean it up. ”
Attendees included Mad Men’s John Slattery, 24’s Eric Balfour, and Baywatch’s David Chokachi. You can see Trammell’s interview at the 2:25 mark. To learn more about the foundation, click on the source link below.