Author Charlaine Harris who writes the popular Southern Mysteries about Sookie Stackhouse, which True Blood is based on. Is finally putting the finishing touches on the last book in the series for it's debut in 2013. It'll be sad not to have new stories, adventures to read about Sookie in the future. But at least we still have the tv show to enjoy!
Mourning has broken out among fans of the telepathic Louisiana waitress Sookie Stackhouse after author Charlaine Harris announced that next year would see the publication of the final novel in her Southern Vampire Mysteries series.
Harris, whose bestselling books about vampires, werewolves and other supernatural beings in the small southern town of Bon Temps was made into the popular True Blood television series, has previously hinted that she was planning to bring the story to a close. But she made the definitive announcement on her Facebook page yesterday, telling readers that the 13th and final Sookie Stackhouse book, Dead Ever After, would be on sale next May. She immediately drew more than 5,000 "likes" and hundreds of comments from her fans, from: "Say it ain't so!" to "How can you do that to us!"
"I don't have anything left to tell. After the last book, I'll have said everything I have to say about Sookie," Harris said last week. "Really, I think it would be doing readers a disservice to continue writing a character when my heart wasn't in it. I've loved writing Sookie, but if you see the end of the road, you see the end of the road."
Harris's other series include the Harper Connelly books, about a woman who can tell the cause of death for any dead body, the Shakespeare mysteries, about amateur sleuth Lily Bard, and the Aurora Teagarden books, about a mystery-solving Georgian librarian. Her next project will be a graphic novel, Cemetery Girl, a collaboration with author Christopher Golden in which an amnesiac awakes to find herself living in a graveyard.
But for now Harris is mainly concerned with tying up loose ends in Bon Temps for the cast of characters she has followed for 12 years. "I don't know if I can get everything wound up. It just feels like a very big challenge," she told the Houston Press. "It's so hard. I find myself wanting to bring back random people, just so I can say, 'Here they are. Here's what happened.' And then I think, it's not going to be a very cohesive book if I have all these guest appearances. I really have to stick to the core of the book; I can't just throw people in there to give them a wave of the hand. Maybe there'll be an addendum on my website or as an ebook, something where I say, 'This is what happened to Harry Bellefleur!' or 'This is what happened to Tanya.' I don't want to leave anybody frustrated."
Actor Scott Foley dished a little bit on his experience being on HBO's True Blood set for the upcoming Season. Can't wait to see more of him from the little taste we got in last season's finale.
“I am going to be on ‘True Blood.’ It was really exciting,” he told Hollywood Crush on the red carpet where he was promoting his other small-screen venture, “The Goodwin Games.” “I had a great time shooting it. I spent the last nine months shooting this season and it was very secretive, very sexy, a lot of blood and fangs.”
If you'll recall the closing episodes of season four, Scott plays war vet Patrick, who comes to town to meet up with old pal Terry. While he wouldn’t share much else about what kind of trouble could be brewing with his character in Bon Temps, he did tease that he gets sexy with someone on the show and that we might even get to see the Full Foley.
“I’m not sure,” he said when asked if he has any sexy moments with one of the town's sexy residents. “It’s up to you when you watch it.” So, will he get naked considering, like, every guy on the show gets naked? “There you go,” he joked.
Scott had an additional message for anyone excited to see him on the HBO series, kicking off again June 10. “‘True Blood' and ‘The Goodwin Games’ are polar opposites of each other,” he explained about his new Fox family comedy. “But equally mysterious and exciting. I’m not a vampire or a werewolf or a fairy or a shape-shifter or a were-panther... Well, you’ll have to watch and find out because it’s pretty interesting.”
HBO has released a quick teaser for the new Season of True Blood and it seems to be all about humans VS vampires. Who will win at the end of it? I for one can't wait to find out ;)
Finally HBO has given us a small glimpse of Law & Order actor Christopher Meloni as a big time vampire for Season 5! He definitely looks intense to me..