Sam Trammel to Star in Upcoming Amazon Pilot

November 15, 2014

Check Out the True Blood Actor in the Amazon Pilot Cocked:

Sam Trammell as Sam Merlotte in HBO's True BloodEvery year Amazon releases a selection of pilot episodes. These pilots are potential new series for the retail giant and they release them to the general public to help them decide which ones should be signed on for a complete season. So far, Alpha House and Transparent are just two of the most successful new series commissioned by Amazon thanks to their pilot preview.

This year there are several new shows up on offer, all of which you can view below, but the most interesting one – for Truebies – by far is the first one, entitled Cocked. This pilot stars Sam Trammell, who played Merlotte’s bar owner, Sam Merlotte through all seven seasons of HBO’s True Blood.

Cocked: The dark comedy follows liberal Richard Paxson (True Blood’s Sam Trammell) as he returns to his rural Virginia home to help with his family’s gun business. His older brother will be played by Jason Lee (My Name is Earl).

Down Dog: A charming and handsome yoga instructor for the rich and beautiful sees his life turned upside down when he and his girlfriend — the owner of the yoga studio where he teaches — break up.

Mad Dogs: An American adaptation of a U.K. series, this comedy centers on a group of high school friends (including Steve Zahn of Dallas Buyers Club and Billy Zane of Twin Peaks) who reunite in Belize. But the trip goes south when old grudges lead to an unraveling of lies and a murder. Shawn Ryan of The Shield will executive produce.

The Man in the High Castle: Based on Philip K. Dick’s book of the same name, the drama considers what would have happened if the Allied forces lost World War II. The series was penned by The X-Files’ Frank Spotnitz.

The New Yorker Presents: The most original idea of the bunch, this half-hour docu-series will bring articles, fiction and poetry from The New Yorker to life. The project boasts an all-star cast, including Alan Cumming (The Good Wife).

Point of Honor: The Civil War drama from Lost’s Carlton Cuse is about the son of a wealthy southern family who sets his slaves free while fighting for the Confederacy.

Salem Rogers: Leslie Bibb (Iron Man) and Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live) star in the comedy about an overly blunt former supermodel who re-enters the world after spending 10 years in a cushy rehab facility and tracks down her former assistant to help her make a comeback.

The Amazon Pilot series will premiere in 2015.

Let us know if you will be tuning in to watch any of the Amazon Pilot episodes by commenting below!

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True Blood’s Darren Darnborough Directorial Debut in ‘Stefano Formaggio’

October 1, 2014

Stefano Formaggio Premiers at the Catalina Film Festival:

Darren Darnborough stars as Callum in HBOs True Blood Season 4Astute truebies will recognize Darren Darnborough from Season 4 of HBO’s True Blood. He played a vampire called Callum in Episode 2 (entitled You Smell Like Dinner). While he has gone on to star in many other TV shows and movies since then, the movie Stefano Formaggio will be his directorial debut. IMDb lists the synopsis for this movie as:

Stefano, a handsome Italian, is the producer and merchant of the finest cheese in the village. The ladies adore him, the men want to be him – and everyone loves his perfect Formaggio. The township is beautified by its very essence. Jasmine, an equally stunning but shy florist, who has long admired from afar, finally gets the date of her dreams, and the birth of a relationship that we hope, for her sake, doesn’t happen.

As well as premiering at the Catalina Film Festival (September 24th-28th 2014), it will also be shown at Carmel International Film Festival (October 15-19th 2014) – the very place in which Stefano Formaggio was shot. The film stars Alice Greczyn, Pasquale Cassalia, Mandy Amano, Amelia Jackson-Gray and Mary Tran. Darren Darnborough has written as well as directed this movie and the early opinion from critics appears to be positive.

This certainly sounds like a fantastic movie. Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

If you would like to purchase tickets for the Carmel International Film Festival then please click here. Sam Trammell’s (Sam Merlotte) movie White Rabbit will also be screening at this event.

Stefano Formaggio is the directorial debut for True Blood actor Darren Darnborough

Source: Broadway World – Darren Darnborough’s Directorial Debut STEFANO FORMAGGIO Set for Catalina Film Festival

(Photo Credits: HBO Inc./StefanoFormaggio.com)

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Sam Trammell Walks the Red Carpet for White Rabbit at the Boston Film Festival

September 30, 2014

The True Blood Actor Plays a Drug Addict in His Latest Movie Role:

Sam Trammell as Sam Merlotte in HBO's True BloodFans of HBO’s True Blood all know Sam Trammell as the lovable shapeshifting bartender, Sam Merlotte. However, his latest movie role – that of a drug addicted father in White Rabbit – is quite a change from this! As Sam Trammell walked the red carpet in celebration of the release of White Rabbit at the 30th Boston Film Festival, he had this to say about why he chose the role of Darrell:

I was really attracted to the part itself … as an actor, getting to play a bad guy, even though Darrell turns out to be good in the end, is always really fun. He’s a drug addict and mean, but actually had a good heart. But he’s limited in his open-mindedness. He didn’t have a big open mind, so that was fun to portray.

White Rabbit tells story of a bullied teenage boy, Harlon, who has an untreated mental illness. He has endured visions of a white rabbit his father forced him to kill as a child. Nick Krause plays the role of Harlon. The movie also stars Britt Robertson and Ryan Lee. Tim McCann directs this movie from a screenplay by Anthony Di Pietro. It is produced by Burning Sky Films and SSS Entertainment, and distributed by Breaking Glass Pictures.

You can check out a couple of video interviews from the Boston Film Festival below. The first one is a red carpet interview with Sam Trammell. The second video is a Q & A session that was held post-screening.

Let us know if you are planning to see this movie by commenting below!

Source: Shockya.com – Sam Trammell Hits the White Rabbit Red Carpet at the 30th Boston Film Festival

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)

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Sam Trammell’s ‘White Rabbit’ Acquired by Breaking Glass Pictures

September 16, 2014

True Blood’s Sam Trammell Stars in White Rabbit:

Sam Trammell as Sam Merlotte in HBO's True BloodWhite Rabbit was a movie released to Switzerland in 2013. It starred True Blood’s Sam Trammell alongside Britt Robertson (Under the Dome), Ryan Lee (Super 8) and The Descendants Nick Krause. Thanks to Breaking Glass Pictures acquiring the rights to the movie, the US can now get a chance to view it as well.

You can view IMDb’s synopsis for White Rabbit below:

Harlon has been tormented since childhood by visions of the white rabbit his father forced him to kill while hunting as a young boy. Now a bullied teenager, Harlon’s undiagnosed mental illness is getting worse. He begins to hear voices and imagines the characters in his dark comic books are speaking to him. The rabbit along with other imaginary characters taunt him into committing one final act of revenge.

Tim McCann directed the movie. Robert Yocum (Burning Sky Films), Shaun Sanghani (SSS Entertainment) and Jacky Lee Morgan are acting as producers with Sanghani having this to say about White Rabbit:

 White Rabbit is one of the most controversial, daring films in the last several years, and its social relevance is as significant as ever. We are thrilled to be working with Breaking Glass Pictures so audiences everywhere now have the chance to see what we believe is a must-see film.

White Rabbit movie poster

Let us know if you will be checking out this movie by commenting below!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter – Psychological Drama ‘White Rabbit’ Acquired by Breaking Glass for North America

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc./Burning Sky Films/SSS Entertainment)

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VIDEO: Sam Trammell is Interviewed on ‘The Talk’

July 25, 2014

Sam Trammell Thought He’d Flunked His Audition for True Blood’s Sam Merlotte:

Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte) talks about HBO's True Blood to the panel of CBS's The TalkRecently Sam Trammell (who currently stars as Sam Merlotte on HBO’s True Blood) appeared on CBS’s The Talk. You can watch the full interview below to find out:

  • Why Sam thought he’d failed his original audition for Sam Merlotte
  • Whether the TV show will end the same way the Charlaine Harris books did (True Blood was originally based on Charlaine’s Southern Vampire Mystery novels)
  • Why Sam loves the ending of True Blood Season 7
  • What Sam took from the set of True Blood after the show finished
  • And what Sam would really like to get from the set of True Blood!

Source: The Talk/YouTube – The Talk – Sam Trammell on ‘True Blood’ Ending

(Photo Credit: The Talk/YouTube)

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True Blood: Thanks for #GoodbyesSuck

July 22, 2014

Goodbyes Suck True Blood Season 7 promo poster

Truebies Can Check Out the Latest Instagram ‘Thank You’ Videos:

Truebies are honored during this final season of  HBO’s True Blood with the hash tag #GoodbyesSuck and a slew of thank you videos from the cast on social media sites, including Instagram. You can check out each Instragram video below for the following True Blood cast: Rutina Wesley (Tara Thornton), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette Reynolds), Joe Manganiello (Alcide Herveaux), Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte) and Tara Buck (Ginger the screamer). All you need to do is click on each image and it will take you straight to their personal Instagram video message on True Blood’s official Instagram page (truebloodhbo) Be sure to check back for more later on! *EDIT: We now have the final list of Instagram thank you videos!*

Raise a glass of Tru Blood for Rutina Wesley as she thanks fans for support and love throughout the years. #GoodbyesSuck #TrueBlood

 A message of thanks to all of the LaLa fans from Nelsan Ellis. #GoodbyesSuck #TrueBlood

 @JoeManganiello is “grateful for all of your support,” Truebies. #TrueToTheEnd #TrueBlood

 “You went on this ride with us & it was so fun.” Sam Trammell thanks all of the Truebies for experiencing Bon Temps with him. #TrueToTheEnd #TrueBlood #GoodbyesSuck

@RyanKwanten says thanks to the Truebies “for showing us that it’s okay to be a little bit different.” #TrueToTheEnd #TrueBlood #GoodbyesSuck

 Your favorite baby vamp Deborah Ann Woll wants all Truebies to know that they “made this show what it is.” #TrueToTheEnd #TrueBlood #GoodbyesSuck

 A tearful goodbye. Kristin Bauer van Straten sends her thanks to all loyal Truebies for their support. #TrueToTheEnd #TrueBlood #GoodbyesSuck

 We literally couldn’t do this without you. “ @_AnnaPaquin sends her love to all Truebies out there. #RIPTrueBlood #TrueToTheEnd #GoodybesSuck

 Todd Lowe sends a thank you to all of the military support he has received over the years. #RIPTrueBlood #TrueToTheEnd #GoodybesSuck

“Without you there is no us.” Chris Bauer thanks all of the loyal #TrueBlood fans. #RIPTrueBlood #TrueToTheEnd #GoodybesSuck

 @McMillzz thanks all of the loyal #TrueBlood fans. Send off the series this Sunday at 9 PM. #RIPTrueBlood #TrueToTheEnd

 Tara Buck says thanks to all Truebies the only way she knows how. Say goodbye to #Trueblood this Sunday. #RIPTrueBlood

 Lauren Bowles sends a thank you to the #TrueBlood fan base. Watch the final episode this Sunday at 9PM. #RIPTrueBlood #TrueToTheEnd

 Alexander Skarsgard reflects on how the series “changed his life.” Watch the series finale tonight 9PM. #RIPTrueBlood #TrueToTheEnd #TrueBlood

@_smoyer says thank you to “all those fans who’ve been watching from the beginning.” #TrueToTheEnd #RIPTrueBlood #TrueBlood

Source: Instagram – TrueBloodHBO

(Photo Credits: Instagram/HBO Inc.)

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True Blood Stars to Attend Season 7 Premiere in LA!

June 16, 2014

Trubie Fans Can Check Out Some of True Blood’s Hottest Stars:

One Last Bite True Blood Season 7 promo posterIf you are a fan of HBO’s True Blood and you want to check out some of the stars of the show for the very last premiere screening event, then LA is the place to be on June 17th 2014! You will be able to view Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse), Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton), Alexander Skarsgård (Eric Northman), Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte) and Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse) as they strut their stuff outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre before they head inside to preview Episode 1 (entitled Jesus Gonna Be Here) of True Blood Season 7.

Let us know if you are lucky enough to attend this event by commenting below!

Source: FrontiersLA.com – In Person This Week: Where to Catch the Stars of ‘True Blood’ and Hillary Clinton

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)

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True Blood Season 7: Let the Countdown Begin!

June 16, 2014

HBO Releases True Blood Countdown Video:

Nelsan Ellis looks fabulous as Lafayette Reynolds in HBOs True Blood Season 7

With less than a week to go, Trubies are not sure whether to be excited or sad about the return of HBO’s True Blood. Season 7 will be the very last for our fave vampire series, but, rather than commiserate about it’s demise, let’s celebrate with a countdown video! There isn’t loads of new footage to be found here in the scant 15 seconds below, but it’s nice to see the new mayor of Bon Temps, Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) in the video clip.

Let us know what you think of this video – and are you throwing a True Blood premiere party this year? Comment below!

Source: YouTube – True Blood Season 7: One Week Countdown (HBO)

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)

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VIDEO: True Blood Season 6 Episode 7 Sneak Peek: Homecoming

July 26, 2013

Sam Merlotte Finds Out About Terry Bellefleur:

Sam Trammell stars as Sam Merlotte in HBO's True Blood Season 6, Episode 7, entitled 'In the Evening'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.)

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True Blood Panel Comic Con 2013 -Live Blog

July 23, 2013

True Blood Cast Represents at Comic Con:

True Blood's Michael Mcmillian, Anna Camp, and Rob Kazinsky

Credit: 2013 Warner Bros Entertainment Inc Comic Con

It appears that the 2013 Comic-Con was yet again a success for the True Blood cast and fans! Even though our two favourite male vamps were absent( Alexander Skarsgard, and Stephen Moyer) the panel pulled through with lots of insight on the remainder of the season! The panel included Anna Paquin, Ryan Kwanten, Sam Trammell, Rutina Wesley, Nelsan Ellis, Deborah Ann Woll, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Joe Manganiello, Anna Camp, Michael McMillian and Rob Kazinsky. The True Blood Panel was moderated by TV Guides Kate Hahn.

The True Blood segment kicked off with a video clip of teasers for the 2nd half of the current Season 6. Truebloodnet.com has posted this video if you are eager to check it out!

Here are a few favourite questions and responses:

“Ryan Kwanten on Jason’s “noble” quest to find his parents’ killer – “There’s a lot more in store for Jason – he gets real crazy, real soon. He likes to think he’s Rambo, but fails miserably!”

Deborah Ann Woll on Jessica’s self loathing following season six’s dark twists: “Jessica’s going to have to pay dearly within her own heart for what happened – it’s going to take a long time for her to forgive herself.”

True Blood newbie Rob Kazinsky is bowled over by the reception he’s getting from Comic-Con fans. He also promises we’ll get both light and dark from Warlow this season. “You’re going to see some gnarly stuff!”

Buckner promises that True Blood will “return to its roots” at the end of this season, returning focus to its core characters: “We’re really going to make it feel like we’re coming home.”

Read more: http://www.digitalspy.ca/ustv/s59/true-blood/news/a499875/true-blood-at-comic-con-2013-panel-live-blog.html#ixzz2Zp0XTn7v

Source: Digital Spy-Live Coverage- True Blood at Comic Con 2013: Panel Live Blog

(Photo Credit) 2013 Warner Bros Entertainment Inc Comic Con

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