True Blood’s Season 6 Stars to Appear at Parafest 2013

June 29, 2013

The Convention Where You Can Go Into True Blood Overload:

HBO's True Blood will be represented at Parafest 2013If you’re a fan of True Blood, the dead, the undead, anything paranormal or just damn right scary as hell then Parafest2013 is the convention where you can go into Fanboy/Fangirl overload.

Taking place at Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on September 7th and 8th 2013, this convention will have guests covering plenty of paranormal/horror genres.

Most importantly there will be a few of our favourites from True Blood.

Guests attending that are sure to excite all trubies will be the always friendly Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Kristin Bauer (Pam), William Sanderson (Sheriff Bud Dearborne) and the brilliant actor Denis O’Hare (Russell Edgington).

Not only will you get to see the actors from True Blood there will also be stars attending from The Walking Dead (notably Michael Rooker who played crazy Merle Dixon), Supernatural and Ghost Hunters. There will even be a gallery reading with the well known Psychic/Medium Chip Coffey.

If you are lucky enough to live in that part of the world and can attend tickets can be purchased at

Sources: – True Blood, The Walking Dead Stars Mingle at Parafest 2013 Convention! – Parafest 2013 is Coming!

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William Sanderson’s ‘Bar Karma’ Begins Filming

January 28, 2011

Premieres February 11th on Current TV

William Sanderson in Bar KarmaFilming has begun for Bar Karma, the world’s first community developed television series, staring True Blood‘s own William Sanderson (Sheriff Dearborne).  The unique new show will be 12 episodes long and will invite a community of fans to essentially take charge of the show from the storylines, art direction, soundtrack, etc. 

The half hour show is set in a mystical watering hole at the edge of the universe and stars Sanderson as a 20,000 year old bartender. 

The series answers the age-old question: “What would happen if you could change your fate?”  Set in a time traveling bar owned and operated by members of the mysterious organization Karma, Inc.,  each weekly episode follows a new bar patron as they enter at happy hour and must make a life-changing…and possibly world-saving …decision.

Each week the online community, who have been participating since November, will log on to the storymaker application and will vote on the top storylines chosen by producers.  Users whose submissions are used will be named in the credit roll at the end of the episode. 

Watch the video clip below to find out more about the show!

The first episode airs February 11, 2011 at 10:00pm EST on Current TV.  Check your local listings for details.

Sources: TV Begins Production on Original Drama Series, ‘Bar Karma’

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Happy Birthday William Sanderson!

January 10, 2011

We here at want to wish William Sanderson, Bon Temps very own Sheriff Bud Dearborne, a very Happy 67th Birthday today!!! We look forward to seeing William’s next fascinating project as well as hoping to see more of him in Season 4 of True Blood. Andy could sure use a hand!


We hope you have a wonderful day, William!!!

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True Blood’s Sheriff Dearborne Stars in ‘Bar Karma’

December 1, 2010

William Sanderson Portrays ‘Grizzled Bartender’:

William Sanderson, Sheriff Bud Dearborne on True Blood stars in 'Bar Karma' Photo: Creation StudiosVeteran actor William Sanderson, who most of  us know as True Blood‘s Sheriff Bud Dearborne, has a long and storied career in crafting unforgettable supporting characters.

Now Sanderson is poised to slip into another memorable persona, starring in the new television series with a novel twist, ‘Bar Karma.’

In the series, which debuts in 2011, Sanderson’s grizzled bartender ‘James‘ is described as…’pouring drinks at Bar Karma for as long as he can remember… a man who’s over 20,000 years old (who has) died more than 500 deaths, each time coming back with hazy memories of his past lives and the wrongs he still needs to right.’

Utilizing video game icon Will Wright‘s (The Sims) StoryMaker Engine and film and television hit-maker Albie Hecht‘s (Spike TV, Nickelodeon Entertainment) storytelling skills, the audience develops the stories and characters that they wish to take part in the series. ‘Bar Karma’ is being touted by the creators as ‘real television made by real people’ and from it’s fascinating description it does sound as if it is exactly that.

Here’s how the process plays out:

Q: What is “Bar Karma”?

A: “Bar Karma” is the first production to emerge from Creation Studios. It’s a weekly half-hour show set to premiere in early 2011 on Current TV. It stars William Sanderson, Matthew Humphreys, and Cassie Howarth.

Q: What’s “Bar Karma” about?

A: Bar Karma is a mystical watering hole displaced from time and space, which pops into its patrons’ lives when they need more than a stiff drink. Every happy hour, the Bar Karma staff guides one lost soul through a crossroads in his or her life, using eerie glimpses into the past, present, and many possible futures. Some think this is destiny, while others believe free will brought them to the bar. But none of them will pass through the Bar Karma doors without being changed forever.

Sanderson’s Career: Three Decades and Counting:

Long-time fans remember and revere Sanderson as the toymaker in the legendary film, ‘Blade Runner,’ for his memorable stint in yet another HBO series, ‘Deadwood,’ as well as a recurring turn as one of three brothers (Sanderson had the speaking role of ‘Larry’) on the long-running TV series, ‘Newhart’. His other credits include “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “Lonesome Dove,” “The Client,” “The X-Files,” and “LOST.”

How great is it that the immensely talented and versatile William Sanderson, who True Blood fans know and love as Sheriff Bud Dearborne, is starring in this project?

Needless to say, everyone here at is rooting for William and for ‘Bar Karma’ to be a smash hit.

How about you? Will you be tuning in to this unusual new program?

Source: Creation Studios – ‘Bar Karma’ Cast’, ‘About The Project’

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True Blood’s William Sanderson Live on Artists on Demand Tonight

June 7, 2010

William Sanderson, best known as Bon TempsSheriff Bud Dearborne on Alan Ball‘s hit HBO TV vampire series True Blood will be doing a live interview with Artists on Demand Radio tonight, Monday, June 7, 2010 at 9:00pm EST. Join them in the chatroom as they will be discussing season 3 of True Blood premiering Sunday, June 13, 2010 on HBO.

So tune in and call to ask questions during the live broadcast and/or join the discussion with other excited True Blood fans in the chatroom regarding the return of the show.

Click here to be taken to Artist On Demand’s Blog Talk Radio show with True Blood’s very own William Sanderson.

SOURCE: Artists on Demand Radio

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William Sanderson On Movie Addict Headquarters On BlogTalkRadio

August 8, 2009

sheriffdearborneThe talented William Sanderson who portrays the serious, down-to-earth Sherrif Bud Dearborne on Alan Ball‘s hit HBO TV vampire series True Blood recently spoke on Movie Addict Headquarters on BlogTalkRadio.  William not only discusses his role on True Blood but also mentions the many different characters he has portrayed throughout his long career in the entertainment business.  A truly wonderful interview with the multi-talented and modest William Sanderson.  To listen to his interview please click here.

SOURCE:  Movie Addict Headquarters on BlogTalkRadio

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Hollywood Life’s Interview with William Sanderson

June 28, 2009

williams-hlHollywood recently had the chance to interview True Blood’s William Sanderson.  William has starred in film classics Coal Miner’s Daughter, Blade Runner, and HBO‘s Deadwood.  In the interview, William talks about what appealed to him about True Blood, working with True Blood cast members, the types of roles he’s played and his childhood. 

Some of the interview below.

The cast is stellar. What do you glean from them on set?

Especially Anna, she has this incredible energy. That’s probably my biggest talent is to keep up with them. They’re half my age or less. Or more, I should say. Or Stephen Moyer, a wonderful actor from England who plays her love interest. Anna never fumbles with her lines, she’s very professional. And inventive! It’s exciting anytime I get to work with an Academy Award winner. Well, I wouldn’t say always fun – but educational.

To read the full interview,  read on at Hollywood Life

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True Blood Season 2: William Sanderson Interview

June 12, 2009

sheriff-bud-dearborneWilliam Sanderson who plays the pragmatic Sheriff Bud Dearborne returns for season 2 on Alan Ball‘s successful HBO TV vampire series True Blood.  William was interviewed by What’s The Buzz by ABCNews and discusses the popularity of the show, working with the actors and the hard work done by everyone, a glimpse into season 2 and his independent film entitled Pretty Ugly PeopleTo watch the interview click here.


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True Blood Season 2 Premiere: What Makes Vampires Popular?

June 11, 2009

alexander-skarsgard-true-blood-season-2jpgThe True Blood Season 2 Red Carpet Premiere was held at the Paramount Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 9.  Anna Paquin , Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Alexander Skarsgard, Jim Parrack, Todd Lowe, Alan Ball, and William Sanderson are interviewed on the red carpet by AccessHollywood and are asked the question what is the appeal about vampiresTo watch the video click here.


Interview with True Blood William Sanderson: Being Sheriff Bud Dearborne

May 28, 2009

william-sanderson-sheriff-bud-dearborneR.J. Carter from had the opportunity to speak with William Sanderson recently and presents his interview here which you can read further on his website at

Interview: William Sanderson: Soft-Spoken Sheriff of True Blood‘s Bon Temps by R.J. Carter

William Sanderson is like the bell pepper in the gumbo. He may not be the crawfish or the crab or the andouille, but the mix is made all the better for his presence; he’s the familiar face from shows like “Lonesome Dove” and “Blade Runner” — not to mention his unforgettable role on Newhart and his trademarked line, “Hi. I’m Larry. This is my brother Daryl, and this is my other brother Daryl.”

These days Sanderson is enforcing the law in the HBO hit series, True Blood. As Sheriff Bud Dearborne, he’s a plainspoken, grounded southern gentleman — much like Sanderson himself. The catch: in the town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, the latest minority group is starting to make itself known: vampires.

True Blood is set, by author Charlaine Harris, in the deep south, and at it’s core is a tale of intolerance. There’s a new minority in the world, that being the vampires, and on one level the story is about violent discrimination against them. Speaking as an Arkansas boy to a Tennessee gentleman, why do those kind of stories have to be set in the south? Haven’t we grown past that?

That is a great question. The author lives in Arkansas, and she went to college in my home town. I think for years show business has depicted southerners as stupid or provincial — and I guess I’ve benefited a little, but… it’s a tough question: “Why?” I don’t think the south has any monopoly on narrow-mindedness. Maybe we’re easy targets. I’ve realized I’m not that smart, but I did get a law degree, and I think I have average intelligence for an actor — but it raises questions about it to even pursue a career as an actor, though, so…

Throughout the first season of True Blood, your character — though we didn’t see an awful lot of him — seemed to evolve from a character a bit like your “Larry” character in Newhart, to someone who’s a lot more wise and competent than we were first led to believe. Was there talk of developing the character as the season wore on?

I’m grateful for the time I got on it, and not to be arrogant but I’m keeping the money. I think the second season will even be better with some new vampires and more craziness, if you will.

But, no, that was all on a need to know basis, and I’m still learning. When I get to work with Alan Ball, the creator, I really try to be a sponge, but, for me it was a thrill to play what was — at least ostensibly — a normal person: I’m clean shaven and I don’t wear dirty clothes. But if you read the books, there’s not a lot on Sheriff Dearborne, but people have told me he’s a voice of reason (and that’s another irony with me). But it’s fun to play a normal person.

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