Here's some cast portraits from this weekends Comic-con courtesy of Ew.com. Is it just me or does this show have the best cast? They always look so comfortable with each other and having fun! Definitely kicking myself as usual for not making it!
Like me and couldn't make the trip to San Diego for Comic-Con? Well here's a little coverage of the True Blood panel from yesterday. And apparently it was all about giving respect, kudos to headliner Alan Ball and his leaving the series.
"True Blood” creator Alan Ball received a warm send-off in his final Comic-Con International appearance as the showrunner of the HBO vampire series, with fans and many members of the show’s cast rising to applaud the man who brought Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels to graphic life for five seasons and is now stepping down from his top post. Aside from that emotional moment, though, the tenor of the panel was high-spirited and even silly with many, many references to romance, nudity, sex and stripping, the latter courtesy of Joe Manganiello’s recent cinematic turn as a male dancer named Big Dick Richie in Steven Soderbergh’s film “Magic Mike.”
The panel kicked off with a preview of the latter half of Season 5 that revealed Manganiello’s Alcide will step up to become pack master and Russell Edgington will create all kinds of trouble (not much of a surprise there). The footage also appeared to suggest that Sookie might be turning in some of her fairy powers (given that Bill sure seems to be glamoring her). And was that a glimpse of a ghostly Godric we saw?
In addition to Manganiello and Ball, the panel included Ryan Kwanten, Deborah Ann Woll, Sam Trammell, Rutina Wesley, Christopher Meloni, Alexander Skarsgard, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin. Ball promised that fans can expect to see three new romances develop before the season’s conclusion, and that the story line will further explore the fate of Sookie and Jason’s parents.
Wesley described how much she’s enjoying Tara’s new vampiric identity, recreating the character while still maintaining her essence. “Her life has been saved whether she wants to admit it or not,” she said.
New cast member Meloni made a point to compare his role as the Guardian of the Authority to his previously famed turn as Detective Elliot Stabler on the long-running NBC crime drama “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”: “Trying to figure out what’s a sex crime on this show is very difficult. It’s an interesting world to inhabit as an actor… I’d never even heard of a werepanther.”
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Finally got my hands on a nice copy of some of the True Blood cast at Comic-Con this past weekend courtesty of Ew.com
They all seem to have enjoyed themselves and i'm sure the fans did too!
Some gem of a person was nice enough to upload the whole panel to youtube! (who ever you are, you are an angel!)
Click at the youtube source and watch each parts separately. Even though we couldn't be there in person, we're glad someone stopped to take some footage for the fans at home :)
The Paley Center has posted a video of their session with the cast of True Blood. And man they are keep their lips quite tight so far about next Season.
Wanna meet some of the True Blood cast? Well then mark August 6-8th 2010 on your calenders at The Park Inn Northampton! So far the actors that have been confirmed are Sam Trammell and Kristin Bauer. :)