The Vampires of True Blood Have a Problem with Authority

July 5, 2012

Facing Threats From All Directions, Will the Vampire Authority Always Win?

The Mellencamp jokes abound in the aftermath of HBO’s broadcast of the third episode of Season 5 of True Blood. Chris Meloni made his long-awaited appearance as Roman Zimojic, and viewers were introduced to the characters who make up the body of the Authority. Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård) and Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) might be viewed as an external threat to the Authority’s authority, but fans have begun to learn the greatest threat might be an internal one.

Alan Ball has said that Season 5 of True Blood would be a reflection of the current state of America’s political battle between extreme religion and secularism. Episode 3 revealed that the Authority will be the vehicle used to present that battle. Roman, as head of the Authority, is the Guardian of the blood of Lilith, and is the main architect of Mainstreaming. Among the seven Chancellors, there is a faction known as Sanguinistas. These are literal and rigidly dogmatic vampires who believe humans are meant to be cultivated as food.

The Authority: The First. The Last. The Eternal:

For an inside peek at The Authority check out HBO’s Inside True Blood Blog which sports a video titled “The Authority: The First. The Last. The Eternal”. The video is filled with scenes from the episode, as well as interviews with cast and crew. The interviews shed light on events viewers have already seen, and hints at exciting things yet to come. It’s entertaining and well worth the watch.  On the more humorous side is Jessica’s video blog featuring her new BFF, Ginger. The socially awkward baby vamp and the consummate fangbanger discuss cutting edge fashion for the daring vampire. Nothing that leads to Jessica planning to purchase a ‘bandage dress’ on Bill’s credit card can be good. Check out the video below!

The Authority. The First. The Last. The Eternal.

Source: Inside True Blood

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Tina Majorino Joins True Blood Season 5 Cast

June 13, 2012

Tina Majorino Joins Vampire Authority in Season 5:

Tina Majorino Season 5With Season Five of True Blood under way, theories are flying as to what the Vampire Authority will bring to Bill and Eric. To add to the madness, one must now incorporate Tina Majorino‘s key role on the Authority’s support staff. Although it is unknown if she will be human or vampire, her role will be recurring beginning with Episode 3.

Majorino joins the True Blood family after having recurring roles on both Big Love and Veronica Mars, as well as recently appearing in episodes of both Bones and Castle. Her new role on True Blood may also be different from her character Deb in Napoleon Dynamite. We wonder if she’ll keep the side-ponytail…

Stay tuned!

Sources: Tvline.com, Yidio.com

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Video: Inside the Authority Featuring Christopher Meloni

June 1, 2012

Season 5 Preview, “Vampyr”:

Meloni as RomanA trailer for the fifth season of HBO’s True Blood gives us a 57 second preview of what is to come this season. While the preview doesn’t reveal a whole lot, what we do know is that we are going to get to know more about The Authority and the history of vampires. The preview is dedicated to showcasing a number of individuals in robes while one speaks in a foreign/unknown language, possibly Aramaic. What appears to be the head of the group of vampires -new castmate Christopher Meloni as Roman– slices open his wrist and allows a sacrifice of some sort to ingest a single drop of blood while vampires circle around them, attempting to restrain themselves from gorging on the fresh blood.

True Blood returns on June 10 at 9pm on HBO. Don’t forget to tune in Truebies!

Source: HBO

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True Blood’s Alex Skarsgård Has Praise for Co-Stars

May 22, 2012

HBO’s Viking Vamp Dishes On Castmates:

Alexander Skarsgård as Eric NorthmanWith the return of True Blood for Season 5 on June 10, and the release of ‘Battleship’ into theaters on May 18, fans of Alexander Skarsgård (Eric Northman) will have much to enjoy this summer.

Skarsgård’s film, ‘Battleship’, also marks the acting debut of singer Rhianna. Skarsgård shares several scenes with her and says he was not at all surprised at how easily she took to acting.

“I was honestly not surprised. Just like, watching her on stage, or her videos, you can tell [from] her energy and her charisma and personality, you know that she’s gonna be great in that part. I knew that and she really is.”

New to the cast of True Blood for Season 5, but making his return to HBO, is Chris Meloni (Oz, Law & Order: SVU). Skarsgård regards Meloni, who plays Vampire Authority member Roman, as a great addition to the cast.

“It wasn’t easy. His first day was basically him coming in. It was five pages of dialogue. Half of it was in Aramaic. That was like, ‘Welcome to the show, Chris.’ But he’s a trooper, a really amazing actor – obviously — and a great guy. We’ve had a lot of fun together on the show.”

It’s no secret that Skarsgård and True Blood co-star, Kristin Bauer Van Straten (Pamela DeBeaufort) have always held one another in very high regard.  A recent teaser video, released by HBO, gives us a peek at a scene that might indicate a rift between the Viking Vampire Eric Northman and his progeny, Pam. Does Eric release his child? Do they find a way to ‘kiss and make up’? What do you think?

Sources: Access Hollywood & YouTube

Photo: HBO

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True Blood Finds Their Youngest Vamp

March 9, 2012

The Vampire Authority Has Finally Found Its Last Member:

Jacob HopkinsNine-year-old Jacob Hopkins will join the ranks of the other powerful vampires on True Blood as the devilish, jeering Alexander Drew. Other members of The Authority include actors Christopher Meloni (SVU), Peter Mensah (Spartacus), and Carolyn Hennesy (Cougar Town).

Hopkins will also be reuniting with Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton), having already worked with him on the movie PriestCan’t wait to see what the nine-year-old killer will bring to the True Blood table…

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Photo: Amy Barnard/DharmaVisions.com

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