True Blood’s Carrie Preston Talks Out About True Blood Season 7

September 23, 2013

‘We all knew it was coming’:

Carrie Preston stars as Arlene Fowler Bellefleur in HBO's True Blood Season 6

Fans of HBO’s True Blood were shocked when Brian Buckner announced at the start of the month that the long running vampire series would end in 2014 with Season 7.

So how did the True Blood actors react?

According to actor Carrie Preston (who plays the fiery redhead Merlotte’s waitress, Arlene Fowler-Bellefluer), it wasn’t such a huge shock when Brian Buckner sent them an email about the show’s demise:

We were all suspecting it, because all of our contracts were up so they did a renegotiation for one more year and so we thought, ‘Oh, it’s coming.’ But then when you hear it, it’s like, ‘Oh!,’ this pang.

Even though the cast were expecting it, doesn’t mean it will be easy to turn up on set for True Blood Season 7. And those last few days will probably be even harder on the cast and crew. Preston explains:

I think we’re going to be counting our blessings and really trying to make the most of every moment.

Of course truebie fans aren’t going down without a fight; a ‘Don’t Cancel True Blood petition has already started. Fans can like the Facebook page (which already has over 3,000 likes) and then sign the petition here. The petition also has a strong following with close to 4,000 signatures already.

What do you think? Should True Blood be back for Season 8 (and beyond), or it it time for it to end gracefully? Let us know in the comments below.

Sources: E! Online – True Blood’s Final Season: “We Were All Suspecting It,” Says Star Carrie Preston

Change.org – HBO network: True blood should not be canceled

Facebook – Don’t Cancel True Blood page

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BREAKING NEWS: HBO Announces After True Blood Season 7 it Will Be Dead and Gone

September 3, 2013

How Will it End for Sookie Stackhouse?

Ann Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse) and Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton) star in HBO's True BloodIt is with a heavy heart that I break the news today: HBO’s True Blood Season 7 will be the last. After the summer of 2014, we will no longer be able to tune in and find out what’s going down in the wacky little down of Bon Temps. We will no longer be able to swoon over Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) as he sits upon his throne in Fangtasia. Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) will no longer have to flip his famous burgers and Ginger (Tara Buck) will be silenced for good.

HBO’s president of programming, Michael Lombardo had the following to say via a press release yesterday:

“’True Blood‘ has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO,” noted Lombardo. “Alan Ball took the books by Charlaine Harris, assembled a brilliant cast led by the magnificent Anna Paquin in the role of Sookie Stackhouse, and crafted a show that has taken its many devoted fans on an unforgettable journey. Alan passed the baton to Brian Buckner, who led our fantastic writers and crew in crafting a spectacular sixth season, and he will lead us through the seventh and final season of this amazing show. Together with its legions of fans, it will be hard to say goodbye to the residents of Bon Temps, but I look forward to what promises to be a fantastic final chapter of this incredible show.”

So, how do you think HBO and Brian Buckner will end this show? Will it follow the books closely in regards to who Sookie ends up with? Will Bill (Stephen Moyer) finally, truly redeem himself with Sookie and the audience? Only the summer of 2014 will be reveal all your True Blood answers!

Source: DreadCentral.com – HBO Not Renewing True Blood Beyond Season 7

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True Blood Season 7 Spoilers: Is Lettie Mae Really Trying to Poison Tara?

August 20, 2013

True Blood Season 7 Spoilets Alert! Look Away Now if You Don’t Want to Know:

Adina Porter (Lettie Mae) and Rutina Wesley (Tara) star in HBO's True Blood Season 6In HBO’s True Blood Season 6 finale, we find Tara’s (Rutina Wesley) mom apologising to her daughter for the years of abuse she copped while growing up. This has immediately sent up red flags to the trubie fan base.

Could Lettie Mae (Adina Porter) actually be trying to poison her?

Fans are wondering this after watching the church scene (from True Blood Episode 10, entitled Radioactive) where Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) tries to convince the members of Bon Temps to hook up with a healthy vampire for protection against the Hep V infected mobs that are roaming the area. In this scene, one man jumps up and announces he’d like to be infected with Hep V (which doesn’t kill humans) so he can kill vampires.

Could this be the path Lettie Mae is taking? Could she be killing her daughter rather than nourishing her?

(And if you don’t like spoilers, then don’t read any further.)

Well, True Blood’s showrunner, Brian Buckner, had this to say about that idea:

One thing that I noticed – and I probably shouldn’t read as much as I’ve been reading, but I have been, in terms of audience reaction – is the idea that characters can’t change. I will put to bed one thing for you: this idea that Lettie Mae is trying to poison Tara? It’s absurd. That is genuine. And I realize that on our show, because it’s been so incredibly plot-driven for the past several years, you insert a Big Bad and then have the characters react in the way we expect them to react. That’s sort of what’s been going on. When we let characters change, when we let the show be character-driven, I think people don’t know what to do with that. So with Lettie Mae and Tara, not to say that everything is going to go great, but the conflict is not going to be she’s poisoning Tara.

So there you have it, maybe Tara’s mom finally has changed? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Source: TV Line – True Blood Scoop: Alexander Skarsgard’s Season 7 Fate Revealed! Plus — EP Talks That Nude Scene, Bill-Sookie-Alcide Triangle and More

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True Blood Season 7: Alexander Skarsgard WILL Be There!

August 20, 2013

And Just HOW Much Proding Did it Take For Alexander Skarsgard to Strip off?

Alexander Skarsgard will star as Eric Northman in HBO's True Blood Season 7It appears that the True Blood fan reaction to Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) burning in flames in the season finale of HBO’s True Blood Season 6 is still the talk of the water cooler. Not only that, but many are wondering if they will even tune in to True Blood Season 7 if the tall Viking vampire is no longer present!

Well, TV Line scored an exclusive interview with True Blood’s new showrunner, Brian Buckner, and the short answer is: Eric Northman WILL return in True Blood Season 7. Here’s exactly what he had to say:

I can tell you that Alexander Skarsgard is going to be a part of the next season of True Blood. He will be a series regular.

Phew!

Now that is cleared up, just how easy was it to get Alexander Skarsgard to strip down for the cameras? Well, he’s Swedish, you know, and they are usually quite comfortable with nudity, so apparently Brian Buckner didn’t have to twist his arm – not even a little bit! Getting approval for the scenes after they were shot was a piece of cake also:

Alex Skarsgard was the coolest camper in the world. There’s no conversation with him. He’s Swedish. They’re naked all the time. As a matter of fact, when I saw what we had on camera, I sent him an email that said, “We’re going to lock picture. Are you OK with this?” He said, “No problemo.” That was the conversation. It couldn’t have been easier.

As for how easily Eric Northman will recover for his extreme sunburn, this will not be a cake walk. As far as Buckner is concerned, to have Eric miraculously come out of something like this would be a cop out. And considering how long it took for Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare) to recover from his burning, we may not want to see the Viking naked again any time soon! Although, Buckner did hint at Pam’s (Kristin Bauer van Straten) possible involvement:

Pam has gone off in search of Eric, and maybe she’s going to be the one to find him, y’know?

How do you think Eric Northman will be saved from the sun in True Blood Season 7? Be as creative as you like and let us know in the comments below!

Source: TV Line – True Blood Scoop: Alexander Skarsgard’s Season 7 Fate Revealed! Plus — EP Talks That Nude Scene, Bill-Sookie-Alcide Triangle and More

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True Blood Season 7 Teasers from Kristin Bauer van Straten

August 18, 2013

Kristin Talks to VH1 About Pam’s Relationship with Eric Northman:

Kristin Bauer van Straten stars as Pam de Beaufort on HBO's True Blood Season 6Recently, Kristin Bauer van Staten spoke to Sabrina White from VH1 about her role as Pam de Beaufort in HBO’s True Blood Season 6. Make sure you check out the video interview below for all the tasty morsels of information about this season as well as True Blood Season 7.

Find out:

  • How the last scene between Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) in True Blood Season 6, Episode 9 (entitled Life Matters) went. And what Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse) and Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton / Billith) did to mess it up
  • What Kristin does to get into Pam mode
  • Which scene was Kristin’s favorite scene to shoot in True Blood Season 6
  • Sneak peek into the True Blood finale episode: Just how important are the relationships between Tara (Rutina Wesley), Eric and Pam?
  • How similar is Kristin to her onscreen persona of Pam de Beaufort? (Hint: If you follow Kristin on Twitter (@BauervanStraten) you will already know the answer to this one!)
  • What Kristin Bauer van Straten loves the most about meeting True Blood fans
  • Sneak Peek into True Blood Season 7. Kristin has this to say in response to what she’s been told about Season 7:

I know nothing… It drives me crazy… Every writer that I bump into… I would ask ‘What’s happening in [True Blood] Season 7 you think?’ And nothing. They wouldn’t tell me anything.

  • When will the True Blood cast be back on set to start filming True Blood Season 7?
  • What we can expect from the relationship between Eric in Pam in Season 7. According to Kristin:

Their relationship is very deep.

And, finally, if you would like to help Kristin Bauer van Straten raise money for the African Elephants she is so fond of, then head on over to eBay to bid on her latest painting. Yes, that’s right, not only is Kristin Bauer van Straten an actor, she is also a painter. On offer, is an original oil painting she did of cast member, Alexander Skarsgard. You can bid on the item (which only has two days left before the auction ends), by clicking on the image below:

 Kristin Bauer painting of Alexander Skarsgard

You can watch the full video interview with Kristin Bauer van Straten and VH1 by clicking on the image of Pam below:

Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) goes back into therapy in HBO's True Blood Season 6 Episode 7, entitled 'In the Evening'

Sources: VH1 – Chat With True Blood’s Kristin Bauer

eBay – Oil painting by TRUE BLOOD Kristin Bauer of Alexander Skarsgard AUTOGRAPHED

(Photo Credits: HBO Inc./Kristin Bauer van Straten)

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