05/28/10 USA Today Interview

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Bill Keveney of USA Today recently published an article discussing True Blood’s up coming season. There will be new blood for Season 3 of True Blood (not a surprise to fans who have read the books) and the blood is in the form of weres including the new character of Alcide Herveaux (played by Joe Manganiello) shown in the above photograph with Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin). The scene was recently shown in tne new season 3 trailer. Sookie is startled and afraid and Alcide tries to reassure her that he was sent by Eric Northman to protect her. Little does she know that he is indeed a big bad wolf! His character as fans will soon find out is a were wolf.

For the full article please click here: An excerpt is shown below.

“It’s just another element added to the supernatural craziness of it all,” says Anna Paquin, who plays the telepathic Sookie Stackhouse. “There’s no way you can ever get bored on a show like this. When you think you’ve seen it all and done it all, something weirder and wilder comes out of the woodwork.”

Picking up the threads

When we left them, Bill had disappeared, apparently via kidnapping, after proposing to Sookie; shape-shifter Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell), owner of the bar where Sookie works, had embarked on a search for his real family; and Sookie’s BFF Tara (Rutina Wesley) was grieving over the death of her boyfriend.

Bill’s disappearance “is not really the way every romantic dream proposal goes. The girl bursts into tears, runs to the bathroom, comes back to say yes, and the dude is gone,” says Paquin. “That’s going to be a pretty major plotline for Sookie.”

As Season 3 begins, Sookie will go in search of Bill, aided by handsome werewolf Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello), who’s assigned to the task by vampire sheriff Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard). Despite that arrangement, vampires and werewolves (who have been at each other’s throats in theTwilight and Underworld movie series) are not the best of super-friends.

“Eric hates them,” says Skarsgard, covered with white makeup and accents of blood red during a break on the show’s L.A. set. “In his opinion, werewolves are very primitive, stupid, disgusting, not sophisticated. After a while, you’ll find out there’s a deeper reason he hates them.”

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