Apparently our poor Charlaine Harris has been dealing with some threats, commotion since penning her last Sookie Stackhouse novel to end the series? Yikes. I love her books and would love an Eric & Sookie ending as much as anyone else. But threatening guys, gals? Come on! We're better fans than that ;)"Charlaine Harris, writer of The Southern Vampire Mysteries novel series and the source material for HBO’s True Blood, is ready to end her story. Unfortunately, some fans aren’t and they’re taking their displeasure to a dangerous place.
Harris is debuting her thirteenth novel in the Sookie Sackhouse series, “Dead Ever After,” very soon. And it’s meant to be her last. Though there are a few fans who wish it would keep going forver.
“I’m very fortunate that people are so invested in the series,” Harris told the Wall Street Journal. “At the same time, it can be a source of some anxiety to get emails that say, ‘If Sookie doesn’t end up with Eric, I’m going to kill myself.’”
Yeah, I can see how that would be cause for anxiety. The report says she’s been taunted and begged by fans to keep the story going and even had fans show up at her house to get their books signed once.
“The prickly dynamic between Ms. Harris and some of her followers highlights how hard it can be to kill a successful series. For the first time in years, Ms. Harris isn’t touring to promote the book. She doesn’t want to be berated by readers who hate the ending or want vampire spin-offs,” writes WSJ.
As fans ourselves, we know how easy it is to get attached to fiction and those involved but it’s sad to see fandom take this particular turn. It’s certainly not the first time fans have gone down a dark path but when creators actually feel the need not to engage with fans because they scare them too much, it’s really time to think about our place in the creative process."SOURCE
Actress Janina Gavankar spoke to Hollywood Life on what to expect next Season with Luna outing the notion of shifters existence on world wide television. Will they be accepted or ran out of town? Who knows..
“She just outed everyone in the shifter community, so now the world knows there’s more than one supernatural creature on this earth,” Janina explained. “Holy. F**k. Imagine being a human watching that. As it is, you have to deal with the idea of there being vampires. This is potentially bad for every shifter on the planet.”
Janina teased that the shifters will experience in season six what vampires had to deal with prior to the series premiere.
“You remember when they ‘came out of the coffin?’” she recalled. “It’s like restarting the series all over again for that supernatural group.”
Sam Trammell Reduced Janina Gavankar To Tears On Set While Janina couldn’t tell me exactly what goes down between Sam and Luna in season six, she was more than happy to cryptically share a recent on-set experience she shared with Sam Trammell:
I wasn’t even in the shot with him — I was off to the side, like 100 feet away — and the stuff I could hear him doing was making me lose my mind. I was in a warm up tent 100 feet away, and I was crying. True Blood is A-game all day long. I have nothing but major love for him. I go so lucky that I got paired up with hi
m. He’s tremendous.SOURCE
Finally a Teaser for Season 6 that premieres in June! I have to say it's giving me 'Carrie' vibes with Bill walking around all drenched in blood these days ;) I'd also like to apologize for the lack of updates as life has been a little too hectic. But I will try to keep you all up to date from now on! The countdown begins...
?Apparently the writers of the show have put out feelers to cast a new female character this Season with the following description. Seems like Season 6 is all about new blood? I would prefer they stick to the originals but I guess they got bored?"The "True Blood" team is looking for a Caucasian actress in her early 20s to play Nicole Jannsen. A "do-gooder to the core" Nicole is naive, optimistic, and charming -- but her idealism is "ultimately vaguely idiotic and dangerous."
Nicole is a key member of a band of well-meaning liberal advocates. The gang models itself after the civil rights activist Freedom Riders of the 1960s, a group of progressive protesters who rode buses from state to state, challenging racial segregation and Jim Crow travel laws. The Freedom Riders were usually arrested, and fell victim to mob violence, Ku Klux Klan beatings, and cruel and unusual punishment in prison.
Don't expect a secret agenda from Nicole, who will appear as a new series regular character this season. "A true bleeding heart," Nicole is "not at all concerned with money; she's concerned with the common good and doing what's right ... Life hasn't beaten her down yet." If you're still not getting a clear picture, the casting call suggests that she went to Bryn Mawr College and drives an old Saab."SOURCE
Finally, some more casting news for Season 6 with the addition of actor Rob Kazinsky. I was hoping the show would FINALLY add Sookie's flame from the books, Quinn the were-tiger but apparently they've chosen to introduce this new stranger fairy to the mix. Come on writers please bring the show back to the books more!True Blood has tapped English actor Rob Kazinsky (EastEnders) to join the Season 6 cast as a series regular, TVLine has learned. Alan Ball Drops First Season 6 Clues Kazinsky — whose biggest TV credit stateside was an arc as a doctor on Brothers & Sisters — will play Ben, a highly charismatic faerie who takes a liking to Sookie (and vice-versa) and helps Sookie and Jason delve deeper into the mystery of their parents’ murders. This marks True Blood‘s second major Season 6 hire. As TVLine reported last month, acting vet Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner) has also come on board in the series regular role of Macklyn, a mysterious and sinister figure with deep ties to Sookie and Jason. True Blood‘s sixth season is slated to premiere in June.SOURCE
We finally have some casting news for next Season's True Blood! And its Tvline announcing the show bringing in well known actor Rutger Hauer. Who is definitely not new to the vampire genre with his past films. Can't wait to see his addition to the show!Acting vet Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner) is joining the HBO smash as a series regular, TVLine has learned exclusively Hauer will play Macklyn, a mysterious and sinister figure with deep ties to Sookie and Jason.
Hauer is well known for his portrayal of Blade Runner‘s Roy Batty, a renegade robot trying to evade capture in Ridley Scott’s classic sci-fi film. But the Dutch actor has a varied resume that includes parts in movies like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Batman Begins and Sin City and guest roles in TV’s Smallville and Alias. In 1988, he won a Golden Globe for his work in the TV movie Escape From Sobibor. True Blood‘s sixth season is slated to premiere in June.
Our favourite wolfie Alcide as played by Joe Manganiello talked about how things will change next Season with Alcide in charge of the pack. “He is a metaphor for man’s ballistic nature. I always go back to Fight Club when I think about [Alcide],” portrayer Joe Manganiello told Remix in their spring/summer issue. We’re descended from hundreds of thousands of years of hunters and now we shop at the grocery store … there is a repression of that primal energy.”
And as that energy comes out, he thinks that Alcide feels like a “reluctant hero,” not necessarily wanting to tackle vamps, supes, and V-addicted werewolves.
“He doesn’t want to use his ability, but is forced to and painted into corners where he has no choice but to let it out,” he continued. “As his power grew, it became taxing on him psychologically because it’s scary to try and harness that kind of power.”
And though he may be scared, Joe understands that Alcide’s new role as pack leader will shape up in Season 6.
“He wanted no part of it because he has seen the negative side of power,” he admitted. “I think it’s his challenge to find the positive in it, or you hope somebody winds up in his path that helps him to see it.”SOURCE
Another interview with Alan Ball by TvGuide trying to get him to spill the beans on last Sunday's major cliffhanger finale, 'Billith' and leaving his series in trusting hands.
TV Guide Magazine: Are you satisfied with where you're leaving the characters of Bon Temps as you hand your showrunning duties over to Mark Hudis?
Alan Ball: I am. I was very happy with this season. The last thing you want to do with a show that lives as long as this one is to repeat yourself. I don't think we did. I really liked seeing a secular vampire government being taken over by crazy fundamentalists. I'm not saying that there are parallels in our own human world. [Laughs]
TV Guide Magazine: Much of last year, and particularly the finale, really severed the connection to Charlaine Harris' books.
Ball: It's something organic that happens. You can't just transcribe the books. That said, there's some stuff in the later books that I think later seasons of the show will address. But we did go on our own little path this year.
TV Guide Magazine: Let's answer some burning questions left by the finale. First, what the heck is Bill or "Bilith" as some call him? An evil god? A demon?
Ball: We don't know! Honestly, we didn't know what Lilith was. Just because the fundamentalists called her "God," that doesn't mean she was. On our show, there's room for all kinds of supernatural creatures. We do know that Bill had some kind of major transformation into a deeper supernatural being. The question for me is has he lost his humanity entirely or will it just have to fight harder to come out. That's certainly something that the writers are talking about for next year
TV Guide Magazine: Is Bill still planning to use humans as a food source?
Ball: That will be his story in Season 6. Is he going to come up with his own master plan? What kind of battle will the humans wage against him?
TV Guide Magazine: Bill's been such a monster. Can he really come back?
Ball: My own belief is that people can come back from anything. It doesn't mean that it won't come at a huge cost. But I'm interested in a Bill who is really evil. Because after almost five seasons of a Bill who was "I hate that I'm a vampire, I'm so nice," it was time to make him really go dark and see what that does to everybody else.
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Alan Ball said goodbye to all the fans today with a sweet video HBO has posted!. Again Alan, thanks for the good times and bringing Charlaine's characters to life!
Although I have been a bit pessimistic this Season with my reviews of each Episode, I really enjoyed the finale. There was everything I love about the show; dark humour, action and surprises.
One of the funniest moments of the episode had to be Andy's fairy mistress finally going into labour in a very vocal, enthused way. Was she giving birth or having great sex? It was hard tell. Not only did she have one half-fairy baby but she delivered four and Andy is apparently going to be single Father to care for them all. I guess next Season we'll see if witchy woman, Holly might give him a hand or dump his butt.
Jason's little childish banter back and forth with Eric in Sookie's home was amusing as Nora was pretty much drooling on the carpet for Sookie. though she doesn't seem to have as much self-control as the other vamps so that may become an issue next year me thinks.
Luckily Sam, Luna were able to shift into flies and able to free her daughter only to have to become Steve Newlin to broadcast her shifting back. I cringed as soon as i saw fly Sam going into the mouth of the red haired vampire because I knew it was going to be a ballooning situation. YUK. But this is Luna's second instance of shifting into another person so who knows how well she will recover next year. Especially with the news that Actress Janina who plays her has been picked up on another series.
It was a great flash back to see Jason in killing mode in all his gear, like he did in Season 2 versing the crazy people and the maenad. The rescue of Jessica, Pam was fantastic especially with the great scene of Tara and Pam coming together finally. I guess Jessica was really right? ;)
But the most pivotal part of the whole episode was seeing the lunacy that Bill has become come to a final climax. His greed let him to kill off Salome to take in all of Lilith's blood for himself in front of Eric and Sookie. Although she tried so hard to talk him out of it, it was clear he was not the Bill Compton we've known anymore. Then just as we thought 'Oh Bill's dead. bye bye' with him turning into a mushy puddle. They left us hanging with his body reconstructing back into appearing as a more hungry vamp with Eric shouting; RUN!
All of this combined has definitely left us craving more and waiting for the anticipation of Season 6! So I'll be writing back again next year lovelies...