Writer Reveals Sookie Stackhouse Nearly Died in True Blood Season 5!
October 8, 2013 by Rachel Tsoumbakos
‘Nobody Should be Safe’ Says True Blood Writer Raelle Tucker:
Fans of True Blood’s main character, Sookie Stackhouse (played by Anna Paquin), will be shocked to hear that the Bon Temps telepathic waitress nearly didn’t survive True Blood Season 5! If series writer, Raelle Tucker, had her way, she would have come to an untimely demise in order to shake things up for the vampire loving audience. Recently she told the audience at the Rio Film Festival:
In Season 5 I pitched to kill Sookie, I really did because I think nobody should be safe.
It’s always a fine line writers have to walk: that of keeping the audience happy, and shaking things up just enough so fans tune in for the next episode. Tucker went on explain that it is a writers job to kill of characters, yet, when asked how she feels when their intended audience is upset about character deaths, she had this to say:
It’s a good feeling if the audience is feeling upset when a character dies, that means we have done our job right.
Raelle was very thankful to be writing for television in a day and age such as this one. She was also very excited about the advent of viewing platforms such as NetFlix, Amazon and Hulu, but was most thankful to HBO, citing the studio and network for the long term success of True Blood. She summed up her thoughts on television in the digital age by saying:
It feels that the only limitation on television is what you can imagine, there is no boundaries of what you can say, what you can do.
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Source: Hollywood Reporter – Rio Film Festival: ‘True Blood’ Screenwriter Talks Killing Off Characters
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