Season 5 News

Here you'll find all the True Blood news I could dig up for the day. I will always warn you if links include any spoilers before you click. Happy reading!

June 8-9, 2012

Tweet of the Day: (a tie! We just couldn't decide...)

For more news on live commentaries and events, check out here:

Still haven’t decided to go buy Charlaine Harris’s fantastic series? Here’s 11 Reasons to read the Sookie Stackhouse Novels, thanks to our friends over at

Another chance to vote for a True Blood moment on Facebook. Which has been your favorite of all the voting possibilities?

Carrie Preston (Arlene) sat for an interview with The Huffington Post to talk about Season 5 and her Emmy buzz for “The Good Wife.” Read all about it here:

Finally, we just cannot resist Jim Parrack's tweets. He's too adorable not to share!

June 7, 2012

Kristen Bauer Van Straten (Pam) sat for an interview recently with Entertainment Weekly to discuss her favorite Pam one-liner, the history of Eric and Pam, and the current feud with Bon Temps resident fairy. Read all about it here:

Entertainment Weekly published ten exclusive pics from their time with the True Blood cast. In addition to those eleven fantastic cast covers, they included some shots that weren’t chosen for the covers (but are awesome anyway!) and some behind-the-scenes-shots from the filming of Season 5.

Two more days, Trubies! And for the Two Day Promo, we thank our friends at See it here:

If you’ve never checked out the guys over at Camp Blood, you’re missing out. They post the funniest videos during the season, plus have lots of fun stuff during the hiatus. This week’s bit of fun: a cocktail recipe for a Corpse Reviver. Ha!

Jace Lakob of The Daily Beast reviews the first four episodes of True Blood Season 5 in a not-so-positive light:

Holy Vikings! The first look at Alexander Skarsgard’s Calvin Klein ads were posted today. *sigh* I may never wish to smell anything else ever again!

On a more serious note, here’s a fantastic piece from the Womanist Musings blog exploring the use of vampires to explore making “Other” conform to “Norm.”

News from HBO Go: it’s now available on your Kindle Fire and other Android devices, and there’s some bonus content from Season 5 that’s been added. Imagine watching the end of “I Wish I Was the Moon” while waiting in traffic. *sigh again*
MSNBC named “TV’s Best Bad Boys,” and guess who’s there? Of course, our favorite Viking! On a side note, a character from our other favorite TV show, Game of Thrones, was named, as well. Find out who made the list here:
And I loved’s blog about the list. Read it here:

Some of this season’s True Blood scenes were filmed in New Orleans. For some behind-the-scenes shots and one lucky insider’s take, read here:

Stephen Moyer will be directing an episode this season! Look for his directorial work for episode eight, entitled “Somebody that I Used to Know.” Anna Paquin discussed what it was like to be directed by her husband here:

One of True Blood’s cast members is getting a lot of Emmy buzz for her guest spot in “The Good Wife.” Read all about that along with some Q&A about Season 5 here:

The wonderful Nelson Ellis talks about what it’s like to work on True Blood, the difficulties of those special effects scenes, and what he does when he’s not busy being Lafayette here:

For some more of the cast interviews and great videos, check out Entertainment Weekly’s Facebook page here: (hint, “Like” the page to open lots of great stuff!)

Finally, anyone wondering how I did playing True Blood Trivia with the @TBTriviaMaster last night?

It was hosted (fantastically, may I add) by @Eric_ofArea5 and while I didn’t win the first place prize (Season 4 DVD set), I was first runner-up. Here was my awesome consolation prize!

Thanks @TBTriviaMaster and @Eric_ofArea5! I had a great time playing, and congrats to the winner!

June 6, 2012

Tweet of the Day:

Oh, you bad, bad girls over at!

Sign up for their weekly newsletter here:

Very interesting Q&A with True Blood’s musical composer, Nathan Barr.

Meet Rikki! She’s a member of the late Marcus’s werewolf pack, played by Kelly Overton (warning: very veiled spoilers included):

Sam Trammel to appear on E!’s “The Soup.” Details here:

Aaaaand we already found the video of Sam Trammel’s segment on the show (which included a fairly disturbing song from R. Kelly!:

Reminder to all Twitter users:

Also, don’t forget to vote for your favorite True Blood moments. The theme this week is Makers (of course) and so far, Eric and Godric are winning!

While we disagree with their order (!), here’s Celebuzz’s hottest True Blood shirtless moments. Once again, Alcide fans, you’re welcome!

(Personally, we preferred this one)

The Atlantic declares “The South” as True Blood’s most important character:

**True Blood Makers Day Posters: today is the day you thank your "Maker," the person who turned
you into a Trubie. Thanks, Missie! I have the best maker ever!**

Fun way to thank your maker on Facebook. Here’s how mine turned out:

Thank your maker by making your own poster here:

Alexander Skarsgard is the new face of Calvin Klein fragrance! I know what my hubby’s getting for Christmas!

The Turn! Turn! Turn! Promo! Yay!!!!

Exclusive preview of episode 1 (Turn! Turn! Turn!) from The Vault. This is more of a spoiler than I can handle, so I’m not watching…but for all of you who soak up every spoiler you can get, here ya go!

True Blood character bios from Victoria Advocate:

Carrie Preston (Arlene) in an interview about True Blood Season 5 (warning: veiled spoilers):

Assorted news from True Blood Confidential’s last True Blood Hiatus Support Humpday post:

Need to refresh your seasons 1-4 memory? Victoria Advocate’s site gives a breakdown of each season here:

Great interview with Kristen Bauer Van Straten (Pam) with E!Online:

Also from E!Online, the cast answers a burning question for Season 5…kinda. (warning: veiled spoilers)

Truth on Twitter. We agree, @sistersinskarsgard!

Some more Season 5 spoilers from our sponsors at Buddy TV (warning: some not so veiled spoilers ahead):

Variety’s review of Season 5.  Don’t worry, it’s all positive!

What’s it like to get in bed with Eric Northman? Kristen Bauer Van Straten (Pam) answers that and other burning questions here (warning: veiled spoilers):

Janina Gavankar (Luna) had a great write-up in Audrey Magazine:

Awww! We feel the same way, Mr. O’Hare!

Speaking of tweets and luck, wish me some tonight!

The Four More Days promos from our friends at (warning: spoilers included):

Another interview with Kristen Bauer Van Straten (Pam) in More Magazine (warning: very veiled spoilers):

Movie Pilot lists the Top 5 Sexiest Vampires, and two of them are from True Blood. We really, really like number one (mistakenly numbered four on the site. That’s okay, we forgive you, since the real number four is also from our favorite show):

Entertainment Weekly features various True Blood covers this week. Which is your favorite?

And here’s Entertainment Weekly’s online write up of the show:
Want more? Click here for all eleven (yes, eleven!) different covers for Entertainment Weekly:

June 5, 2012

Tweet of the Day:

We tend to agree with you, @radishcake, but we'll take what we can get!

The Maker’s Day Promo, plus a “Happy Maker’s Day” video message from Pam to Eric (so funny!):
Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, and Alexander Skarsgard in Emmy Magazine:
We think Maria Klaveno (Lorena) would be a perfect Lily Munster!

Ahhh, possibly one of my favorite Tumblr collections ever! This one is from @WeLoveTrueBlood’s Twitter page:

Interview with Jacob Hopkins, the Authority’s littlest member and one of the new True Blood characters for Season 5:

Interview with Giles Matthey (the new Claude Crane) on Clever News:

Meet Claudette! Interview with Camilla Ludington on Wetpaint:

Interviews with Rutina Wesley (Tara) and Lucy Griffiths (Nora) on After Ellen:

Finally! Andy Bellefleur will have more to do than just a whole bunch of V this year. It’s going to be a sexy season for the Bon Temps sheriff (Warning: veiled spoiler):

Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse) on the cover of Jetstar Magazine:

True Blood  fan question answered by Denis O’Hare (Russell Edgington) in TV Guide. (Warning: veiled spoiler):

A few hints on Season 5 from Kevin Alejandro (Jesus) and Scott Foley (Patrick). (Warning: veiled spoiler):
Any Alcide fans have tips for my good friend and fellow Trubie, Lesley? She’s wondering how to trick her new man into going to see this movie with her:
By the way, here’s a few of the tv spots for the film.  To Lesley and all you Alcide fans, you’re welcome!
Awesome! One very lucky reviewer who previewed the first four episodes calls this season “The Year of Pam!” Posted by our friends over at  (warning: veiled spoilers included):
How great is this? True Blood made the list for best summer viewing. We’re excited to see “The Newsroom” on there, too, which has a True Blood connection, since Adina Porter (Lettie Mae Thorton) is part of “The Newsroom” cast!

June 4, 2012

Tweet of the Day:

Don’t feel awkward, @RobynInReverse, we have that “You Mean the Whole World Isn’t All About True Blood?” syndrome, too!

We’re not the only ones with a problem. Check out Kristen Bauer Van Straten (Pam), and Joe Manganiello (Alcide), and a host of others in their supernatural therapy group. This had me roflmao!

Our favorite Viking, Alexander Skarsgard, appeared in Bullet Magazine this month. Here’s the tumblr from the @ASkarsTribute Twitter page:

And oh, how we loved this. We'll put the blame on Eric. He won't mind:


June 3, 2012

Tweet of the Day:

As much as we love Edward, we gotta admit that's funny!

Oh, how we love Alexander Woo! Read about his best scenes and how he writes the history for the characters on True Blood. Hey, did you know Eric invented the wheel? That should be added to the history textbooks!
Fun fact: when Allan Hyde is not busy being the amazing Godric, he’s a washboard aficionado:

June 2, 2012

Tweet of the Day:

Gotta love the guys at Camp Blood. I guess we can also assume that Twilight is the perfect film for people who love TRUE BLOOD but haaate sex?

June 1, 2012

Tweet of the Day:

 Oh my Godric! We do this, too. : )

Stephen Moyer co-stars in a supporting role as A-list actor Gery in the YouTube original series, Jan. One reviewer calls his performance “magnetizing.” Here’s a link to the review:

And a link to the first episode (there are 15 episodes so far):

Excerpt of Alan Ball and Anna Paquin’s commentary on the Season 4 DVD, in which Anna agrees that she was the original “Billsbabe.”

Wondering about that very youthful Authority member?

Stephen Moyer has another movie set to be released this year:

Did you miss the “Conjuring Up Season 4” episode a couple of weeks ago? In case you need to refresh your memory before the Season 5 Premiere, here’s a link to the full video:

Anyone want to venture a guess on this one?

May 31, 2012

True Blood's Season 5 Hollywood Premiere

On May 30, 2012 at the Arclight in Hollywood, the stars of True Blood walked the red carpet for Season 5's premiere. Here are some pictures of the stars on the red carpet and at the after party, as well as links to the videos of the interviews they gave to reporters. Who's excited?!

For the cast interviews from the premiere, please click here:

And for video of the cast with the fans (awww!) please click here:

Jim Parrack may be as sweet as his True Blood character, Hoyt. The actor tweeted this morning about his night at the Hollywood Premiere:

Jim Parrack‏@parrack120 @TrueBloodHBO @HBO Season Five Premiere was terrific!!! I love my castmates and DAYUMMMMM EVERYBODY looked gooooood!!


We weren't the only ones who found this hot! Eric and Sookie made EW's 24 Sexiest Tv Scenes List...


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