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TV Guide Comic Con 2012 Video with True Blood

TV Guide uploaded another video from Comic Con 2012. This one features several of the True Blood cast including Alexander Skarsgard and Joe Manganiello. They are asked which type of apocalypse would they prefer: Vampires, Zombies or Aliens. Alex and Joe appear at the 1:58 mark and also at 3:05 of the video.

True Blood Season 5 Weeks Ahead Promo Video

The fifth season of True Blood finally aired and fans are left wanting more! The promo video below is an “upcoming episodes” sneek peek. SPOILERS! Don’t look unless you want to be spoiled! Waiting for the new season has sucked but it is finally here. So what do you think is going on in the upcoming episodes based on the video and caps?

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True Blood Cast Cover Entertainment Weekly Magazine

Alexander Skarsgard is featured on the cover of Entertainment Weekly Magazine. He is shown above in his role of Eric Northman for True Blood. The fifth season will premiere on Sunday June 10, 2012. The other versions of the cover are shown below:

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Huge thanks to TB Italy for the scans!! 

Fans can also purchase each of the different magazine covers at this link:

There are 11 different covers:

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True Blood on Cover of TV Guide Summer Preview Issue

True Blood is featured on the upcoming TV Guide magazine cover and a great “spoilery” article inside!

“Christopher Meloni joins Sookie & Co. for a juicy new season” Take a FIRST LOOK at the True Blood TV Guide Magazine cover that hits newsstands this Thursday, 5/24 and share it with Truebies everywhere. Connect with TV Guide Magazine on Facebook:http://itsh.bo/H5Uu5X

UPDATE: here’s the article from the magazine:

Christopher Meloni‘s face is splattered with blood. He’s just shot his first staking scene for HBO’s megahit True Blood — and he’s seriously amped up.

“When that blood hit me in the face, I went, ‘This looks awesome!'” Meloni says gleefully. It’s nearly 11pm and it took two hours to set up the shot — called a “goo drop.” A bucket of stage blood (with some latex blobs mixed in for guts) is suspended from a scaffold. Just below it hangs an empty suit of clothes matching what the actor playing the doomed vamp is wearing. As the stake goes in, the bucket empties through the garments, and the bloodsucker is no more. There’s only one chance to get it right. And Meloni nailed it.

The actor’s excitement is matched only by the seriousness of the character he plays: Roman, the 500-year-old head of the Vampire Authority with the weight of the world on his pinstripe-suited shoulders. He’s chief executive not only of the vampire government but of their religion, too. “My first day on set, I recited a prayer in Aramaic,” says Meloni. No separation of church and state here.

“Roman is a politician who has a dream,” explains executive producer Alan Ball. “He was behind the coming-out-of-the-coffin [movement], something that’s been in the works for at least a hundred years. But there are factions in the vampire community who want to go back to the Dark Ages and feed on humans. The biggest arc in Season 5 is the future of peaceful coexistence.” Adds Meloni, “Roman’s determined. He wants peace, but others have been trying to stomp out his path. Think Obama with very long incisors.”

Tonight’s stakee is one of these fundamentalists, a traitor to the Authority who meets the “true death” in the sleekly furnished conference room of an underground New Orleans compound Ball has nicknamed “the Vampire White House,” where Roman and six chancellors govern the fractious vampire community.

Roman’s pursuit of the conspirators will be a treat for Meloni fans who loved watching him solve crimes in his 12-season run as Det. Elliot Stabler on Law & Order: SVU. Says Meloni, “Elliot was free-form. Roman’s more thoughtful — yet unafraid to pull the trigger. He’s a man of action. Get the facts; get it done. But they both have a certainty of their view. They both think they’re right.”

A major obstacle to Roman’s political agenda has arisen, literally, thanks to two bloodsuckers fans know and love: King of Louisiana Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and Sheriff Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård). At the end of Season 3, the two buried crazed former vampire King of Mississippi Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare) in cement instead of killing him as ordered. Now he has escaped, and Bill and Eric are dragged before Roman for judgment. (It doesn’t help that they also killed the Authority’s Nan Flanagan last season.) They bargain for their survival by offering to track Russell down and bring him in.

When the duo hit the road, “bromance” blooms. “They end up caring for one another,” says Moyer, who will go behind the scenes to direct Episode 8 this season. “Me and Alex are mates, and it’s been really enjoyable actually getting to stuff where we’re not just bitch-slapping each other.”

Bonding won’t make up for the love their characters lost in the season ender when Sookie (Anna Paquin), the fairy-blooded blonde barmaid they’re both in love with, told them she didn’t want to be with either. “Bill has lost the thing that he believed in most, and he now is trying to find something else to believe in,” Moyer says. But apparently he’s not too brokenhearted for some sexy action. Teases Moyer: “There is an unlikely liaison at some point.”

Fans of the Sookie-Bill-Eric triangle, take heart. Mid-season, Sookie teams up with her ex-lovers when they need her mind-reading skills to help question a human witness who saw Russell unearthed. Will she be able to keep her vow and stay away from them romantically? “She’s trying her best to be independent and stand on her own, for better or worse,” says Paquin, who in real life is expecting a baby with husband Moyer. “She wants to eliminate drama from her life.”

True Blood premieres Sunday, June 10 at 9/8c on HBO.

For more on the new season of True Blood, pick up this week’s issue of TV Guide Magazine, on newsstands Thursday, May 24!  SOURCE:

Christopher Meloni Video Talking True Blood

One of True Blood’s newest vampires Christopher Meloni attended the Kid’s Choice Awards and HollywoodCrush Mtv was able to chat with him. The video below has some season 5 “spoilers” so don’t watch unless you want a bit of spoiling:

He teases: [box] “A lot of staking,” Chris said when asked what he’ll be up to as part of the scary vampire authority. When I mentioned that his equally hunky co-star Alexander Skarsgård had been singing his praises, Chris insisted that it’s Alex who is “so hot” and joked that he’s trying hard to earn his keep. “I’m doing the best I can to maybe rival their hotness factor, maybe a tad,” he said, before getting slightly serious.

“I’m trying to get all the vampires together. They’ve got to stop going around killing humans willy-nilly,” he said. “I’m having to kill a couple of people just to prove my point.”

Geez. Spoiler alert, Chris!

Finally, the question that has been on all of our minds since Mr. Meloni’s casting was announced: Does he get to keep his clothes on? Surely not, given the frequent nakedness of a lot of other cast members.

“Unfortunately,” he said.[/box]

 

Finally A Name for Christopher Meloni’s Vampire On True Blood

When the casting news for the new True Blood character of Kibwe was published it mentioned how his character would be “mainstreaming under Roman’s tenure”. link here:  It was speculated that perhaps “Roman” was the character being portrayed by Christopher Meloni. When it was released that True Blood’s fifth season would feature the former Detective Stabler no name was given for his character. In addition, a casting call was never released for his character. So much mystery surrounding this “powerful Vampire leader of The Authority”. TVLine stated in their post on the casting of Meloni that    “According to executive producer Alan Ball, the former Law & Order: SVU front man will play, ”An ancient, powerful vampire who holds the fate of Bill and Eric in his hands.” link

Thanks to TrueBloodconfidential who noticed this on imdb under Christopher’s filmography it seems we were on the right track:

Yes it does look like Christopher Meloni will be “Roman” on True Blood.