SPOILER WARNING – ‘True Blood’ star Tara Buck talks Ginger’s past — and future (EW.com Interview)

Man, we hope they don’t kill Ginger off… and if they do, I really hope she gets to bang Eric first so she can go happy. Come on, now that we’ve seen tonight’s episode, we know she’s earned it!

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True Blood Fan Fave Talks This Week’s Shocker – He Saw It Coming, We Didn’t (EW.com, SPOILERS)!,

We’d talk about it, but it’s… too soon!

Rutina Wesley talks ‘True Blood’ season premiere twist (and what Tara should sing in that ‘True Blood’ musical)

Don’t know about you, but we’re still in denial.

Before you click on the link in the lower left, please remember:

SPOILER ALERT FOR TRUE BLOOD SEASON SEVEN!

 

 

Here’s The True Blood Season 7 Full-Length Trailer: Shit Just Got Real! (Plus Screencaps)

Managed to get screencaps of most of the really messed-up/interesting images, then had technical difficulties. The gallery below still is missing a few of the really fast ones, working on a bigger gallery). Watch for more soon -looks like shit is going to get real!

Here’s the first full-length trailer for the final (sniffle) season of True Blood:

Man, we miss Alan Ball being showrunner. OK, the hell with tactfully hinting around. We miss Ball because we think the new guy in charge (we don’t even respect him enough to look up the correct spelling of his name–Brad Buckner? Something like that, and we’re still nowhere near as lazy as he is) is a condescending, smug hack who’s responsible for fucking up last season, especially the finale,  badly enough that it resulted in the show’s cancellation and hopeful fans only having ten more new episodes of TB.  So there’s that.

 

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TVLine

True Blood‘s first set of Season 7 teaser photos  hinted at an increased focus on Bon Temps-area action — and a definite/disturbing lack of Alexander Skarsgard‘s Nordic vamp Eric.

Now, HBO has dropped the first official trailer for the sexy bloodsucking thriller’s final set of 10 episodes, and it’s time for you to dig in with more theories about how the tale of Sookie Stackhouse & Co. will end.

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The accompanying theme music promises “there’s a reckoning a comin’,” and Sookie herself frets that “they’re coming for every godd–n human in this town!” There’s a mass grave in the mix, too. Yikes!

True Blood‘s final season kicks off Sunday, June 22 at 9/8c on HBO.

Press PLAY for the full trailer, then hit the comments with your thoughts on the Season 7 trailer!

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True Blood End Date ‘Conversation Is Happening’ — Should Season 7 Be the Show’s Last?

HELL NO! We hate to admit it, but NO WAY are we ready to let Bon Temps (and Fangtasia) go after one more season. Two more? Could probably do that, two more and then a two-part season 9 to finish up. Call us greedy. But let’s see, Breaking Bad has a mere six more episodes (24 hours from now, only 5) before it’s gone forever–cross your fingers AND toes for that Saul Goodman spinoff. . Mad Men‘s next season will be its last (the 70’s style that started creeping into S6 was getting unsettling for some reason, but two more seasons? Please? First half of 1969 for S7, second and maybe early 1970 for S8?) We got two more seasons left of Sons of Anarchy, which seems about right, but that’s another one to say goodbye to. Who knows when HBO could yank Boardwalk Empire away?

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OK, this is getting depressing. If Dexter can be dragged out for 8 seasons, the much more entertaining-to-watch and less-predictable True Blood can, by God. Dexter doesn’t have Eric and Pam on it, either (though I doubt even a weird crossover could save Dexter now). On the bright side, Ryan Murphy has said as long as FX will have American Horror Story, he has enough plans and stories to tell for ten seasons! Since every season (or “volume”) has a new theme and new characters (but most of the same beloved cast members), the slate’s wiped clean–even though some of us die-hard fans have trouble letting go of the characters and story. Anyway, take the True Blood poll in this piece and see how neck-and-neck the voting is. Now THAT is a polarizing season finale… if you’ve been reading our True Blood rants pieces regarding that lazy-ass S6 finale, you know who we blame for the dropping ratings.

 

TVLine

True Blood EndingIs HBO about to stop the flow of True Blood?

A decision about the future of the vampire drama — specifically whether Season 7 will be the show’s last — will likely be decided in the coming weeks, according to showrunner Brian Buckner.

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That conversation is happening, but we don’t have an answer yet,” the EP tells TVLine. “I’m being told that I will know – which doesn’t mean that I will tell everybody. But I will know when the writers resume in the room [next month] whether or not we’re wrapping it up or not.”

At the Television Critics Assoc. summer press tour last month, HBO president Michael Lombardo said True Blood will continue as “long as there are stories to tell,” adding…

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

Here’s another post-show mortem for the True Blood Season 6 finale, and in this one, Brian Buckner is a little less defensive and gives more helpful answers. Nope, Tara’s mom did NOT infect her with Hep-V! Good to know (phew). Read on…

TVLine

Alexander Skarsgard Leaving True BloodAlthough I know all you True Blood fans are all still busy mourning Eric’s (apparent) demise, I suspect you’ll want to take a break from your weeping to read what showrunner Brian Buckner has to say about Alexander Skarsgard’s future involvement with HBO’s monster smash.

For that matter, you’ll probably also be keen to read in this exclusive Season 6 post-mortem/Season 7 preview how the boss explains the lack of Sookie-Alcide sex in the finale and how he plans to reset Bill now that he’s no longer the godly Billith.

RELATED | True Blood Finale: Grade It!

And yes, just for good measure, he’ll also reveal how much prodding it took to get Skarsgard to go full frontal for his “final” scene (hint: none at all!), and why Season 7 will not be taking a page from The Walking Dead.

TVLINE | The big question coming out of the…

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‘True Blood’ season finale preview: Naked Eric, a significant time jump, and Jessica answering to Andy?

They BETTER GODDAMN NOT KILL PAM. Or Eric (though we doubt that’s going to happen-not if the showrunners have anything to do with it). Hey, on a more cheerful note… Alexander Skarsgard fans! Check this quote from the EW.com piece:

And yes, we will see Eric (Alexander Skarsgård), who appeared to leave town after his Vamp Camp murder spree and feeding Jason (Ryan Kwanten) his blood — for at least one scene. Buckner describes it as ”sexy and provocative,” adding, ”There’s definitely something for the ladies and the gay men. We might see a certain body part.” Sweet dreams, Jason?!

Our guesses for deaths are 1. Warlow 2. Violet (we can hope) and Bill… let’s face it, he’s sort of on his bonus round this season. We’re just REALLY happy that everyone’s going to end up on the same show again, and continue that with S7 in 2014.
Keep your fingers crossed…

‘True Blood’: Michael McMillian talks Steve Newlin’s fate, Alexander Skarsgard’s ‘inappropriate’ response

Don’t you wish we got to see the wrap party gag reels? On those overpriced (thanks, HBO) Blu-ray sets? Well, here’s some AWESOME news about a tie-in book from the EW.com interview (which we urge you to read regardless):

 

EW.Com: This fall, the book Steve Newlin’s Field Guide to Vampires (And Other Creatures of Satan) will be released. True Blood associate producer Gianna Sobol came up with the idea, and you helped co-write it. Tell us about it.
Michael McMillian: This was Steve Newlin’s field guide that he was putting together after the Fellowship of the Sun takeover by the vampires at the end of season 2 and before he was turned sometime in that year where Sookie was missing. So it kinda fills in the gaps during that period where Steve and Sarah were splitting up, and he was doing a lot of spying and investigating on characters in the show and learning more about the supernatural world of True Blood, and these are all of his notes. And then once he was kidnapped by the vampires, this notebook was found in his abandoned car and eventually made its way into the hands of Pam and Eric, who go through and rewrite and annotate with snarky flair all of the things that Steve got wrong. Since we started writing it before season 6 really got into production, it covers a lot of seasons 1 through 5, and then we incorporate as much of season 6 as we can. It’s kinda like a True Blood wiki in a published form through the eyes of some of the funnier characters on the show.

 

Hot DAMN! We’re checking for a release date the second this gets posted! Many tie-ins disappoint fans by being lazy, but it looks like this one is going to be a keeper.

 

Happy B-day, Alexander Skarsgård – Now THAT’S How You Play a Vampire!

…vampires should not ‘sparkle’ when exposed to daylight, for Chrissake! Nope, real vampires quickly start smouldering and burst into flames.

God, I can’t stand sensitive, candy-ass Twilight-style vampires. I like my vamps bloodthirsty and brutal as hell when they want to, or when hungry. From the bad-ass Hooker Clan in Kathryn Bigalow’s ground-breaking gem Near Dark (1987), to Eli in Let the Right One In (2008, though I have to admit that the 2010 American remake was good, and didn’t ruin the original),  to Eric Northman from the HBO series True Blood, played by one Alexander Skarsgård.  I was only going to post something about him turning 36 today if I could find this specific clip,  where he literally rips someone apart with his bare hands (the cracker in question had been asking for it for weeks)… and lookee here!  This was when his character stopped being somewhat boring for me, and I began to understand why he was nearly every female True Blood fan’s favorite character*.

All vamps need to do this periodically – they ARE monsters, not caring, sharing pussies you barely ever see drop fangs, let alone use them. And if they get pissed off enough at other vampires, even their bosses, well…

Also, vampires should not sparkle when exposed to daylight, for Chrissake! Nope, real vampires quickly start smouldering and burst into flames. When they get staked, or otherwise killed, it makes a horrible, very hard-to-clean-up mess.  This rant is coming from a gigantic Buffy and Angel fan, too. At least on those shows, when it was light out and it was an emergency to get somewhere, they could cover up with a thick blanket and run really fast, but they’d still start smoking. Angel tried to do the right thing (when he had his soul) but even then, he had no problem kicking ass and killing people and other vamps when they needed to die. Spike sure enthusiastically fucked up plenty of people who got in his way ( or sometimes just in the wrong place at the wrong time) and loved every minute of it. They still sure as hell preferred human blood to animal blood. Real vampires also need invitations to enter a private human residence. Not to mention, none of them could impregnate humans.  Noble, broody vamps trying to make up for evil shit they did they did to humans in the past got played out for me a while ago. Come on!  Where’s the fun in that? Anyway, happy 36th birthday greetings to Mr. Skarsgård, who always gets vampires right. Stay vicious, Viking!

*he’s not my favorite character on HBO’s True Blood, but I can definitely see where they’re coming from.