True Blood to Invade Australia

February 4, 2009 by  

Ryan KwantenAustralian newspapers are starting to inform their readers about the upcoming Australian premiere of Alan Ball’s very successful HBO TV series “True Blood” which will broadcast on the Showcase channel starting on Tuesday, February 10, 2009. This particular article comes from David Knox of SX and describes for the Australian audience the story line and premise of “True Blood”. Mr. Knox describes in detail the concept of vampires coming out into mainstream society as a result of Japanese scientists developing synthetic blood which can quell their thirst and need to hunt humans. He also discusses the main characters in the show and their particular problems and what makes them so interesting. Here is an excerpt of Mr. Knox’s commentary with an assessment of fellow Aussie Ryan Kwanten:

“Australian Ryan Kwanten (Home & Away, Summerland) plays Sookie’s brother Jason, a road worker and horny bad boy who finds himself as the number one suspect in a murder case. Someone is killing young women and they’re usually his recent conquests. With a ripped bod and rabid naked scenes, Kwanten is sex on a stick”

Mr. Knox’s assessment of “True Blood” is that the show is full of sexual energy with underlying tensions brewing below the surface with excellent performances by the cast. Australians should be prepared to become enthralled with this series as North American audiences have been.

To read Mr. Knox’s complete article please click the following link:

SOURCE: SX: Flesh and Blood

(Photo Credit Sue Schneider_Moonglow Photos 2008)

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  • Just found it – Season 4 starts airing on Foxtel on the 18th August showcase @ 20:30

  • blackfreespirit

    Ok so now Im totally freaking out…have I missed True Bloods season 4’s first episd. because if I have Im totally going to lose it I been searching all over foxtel and google trying to find out when it is. So please someone save me from myself and if you know what date, time, channel it is on please post it help meeeee….frantic here lolll… wait did someone mention it wont be on for a while yet OMGGGG noooooo!!!! just because we are down under here its so not fair…

    • yep you’ve missed it!! Started on 26th June in the States. Foxtel have been very quite this season no news at all, not cool….can’t find it listed anywhere atm regarding season 4 starting in OZ . I’ve been watching it on you tube…..

    • found it-  season 4 starts airing on showcase on the 18th of August at 8:30pm

  • Linda Crawford

    Can anyone please tell me when season 4 will be airing in Oz?

  • Strika

    You can get heaps of merchandise in Australia including the drink from a store called Popcultcha.

    • Terri

      Borders book store was selling TB merchandise along with Twilight Merch.outside the picture theatre when Eclipse had the midnight session, so I would assume they would have it instore.
      The TB drink was around $10 per bottle.

  • lizzie1701

    Yes, I have seen the first three episodes as well. I can’t believe Showcase said HBO would not release it until Aug when New Zealand started showing it on June 30th!!! We are a third world country, sometimes!

  • Terri

    Chloe, season three has just started in the US so it will be a while before it comes on dvd. I have seen the first three episodes of season three and it is great. There is no way I could wait till August for it to air in Australia.

  • lizzie1701

    Chloe! Yes, it is a fantastic show! The DVD set won’t be released until probably May NEXT year, as the show has just started on US tele (and we are to get it in Aug). So, it will be a long wait.