HBO 2014 Spring Preview Video Trailer

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HBO aired a new spring preview trailer before the premiere of Game of Thrones last night. There were snippets of new True Blood season 7 in the trailer. Don’t  blink or you will miss it. Of course they did not show any new scenes of Eric Northman! Hopefully next trailer will have Eric!

This scene was definitely filmed on location (saw this filming):

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This was the photo I took on location. The cast was looking into the camera and the screen cap above is how it came out:

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Here are the caps showing True Blood action:

 

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True Blood Season 7 Casting Calls

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True Blood will start prep work for season 7 on 12/9/13 (per Stephen Moyer). Here is a new casting call for episode 7.01 and and update for 7.02 Huge thanks to Bookies love True Blood fb page:

12/03/12

Episode #701, “Jesus Gonna Be Here”

Writer: Angela Robinson; Director: Stephen Moyer

[VINCE] 40s, Male, burly is a rabid anti-vampire vigilante.  Member of the tea party with political visions…GUEST STAR/RECURRING

[LOU] Early 20s, Male, blue collar.  He is a member of Vince’s vigilante group who goes on patrol with him and several others; he’s aggressive but not dangerous…RECURRING

[MACK] Early 30s, Male, This motley human is an angry vigilante who joins Vince’s group and goes on patrol with him…RECURRING

[NIZOR] Male, Persian, late 30s to 50s. This burly vampire involved in a game of Russian roulette in a Moroccan bar derives courage and comfort from his faith in Allah…GUEST STAR

[PROPRIETOR] Male, Persian, late 40s to 50s. The proprietor of a Moroccan bar, with a thick accent, he orchestrates a game of Russian roulette for his patrons’ amusement…GUEST STAR

[YOUNG TARA] Tara (Rutina Wesley) at age 10, African American, she’s seen in flashback having a nice moment with her friend, Young Sookie…CO-STAR

[YOUNG SOOKIE] Sookie (Anna Paquin) at age 10, Caucasian, she’s seen in flashback having a nice moment with her friend Tara…CO-STAR

[JEROME] 30s to 40s, Male. This strong, aggressive Trucker H-vamp ( a vampire infected with Hep-V, rabid-looking and marbled with blue veins) lifts a woman into the air and takes off….CO-STAR

[WOUNDED WOMAN] 20s. This young, scared, wounded woman is terrified after an H-vamp attack; we hear her thoughts…CO-STAR

[ANGUISHED WOMAN] 30s to 40s. This anguished woman grieves over her dead husband; we hear her thoughts…CO-STAR

[SARA COMPTON] FEMALE, 5 YEARS OLD.  CAUCASIAN.  She is Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and Caroline Compton’s (Shannon Lucio)  young daughter seen in a flashback circa 1862. RECURRING CO-STAR.  NO Lines in this episode.

[RONNIE] MALE, 20s.  He is a tall dangerous vampire who devours humans.  RECURRING CO-STAR.  No Lines in this episode.

[SCREAMING MAN] Late 20s.  Screaming for his life as he is attacked and feasted upon by Hep-V vampires.  No lines just screaming for his life.  CO-STAR

 

 

original posting 11/19/13 – still looking so repost on 11/22

Episode 7.2 ‘(title:TBA)’

writer: Brian Buckner, director: Lee Rose

to film around mid-january 2014

Woman AKA Sylvie: 20s, beautiful, French. Must be French and speak French fluently. Love interest to Eric (Alexander Skarsgard)… Episode 2 Arc, on the final season of True Blood.

This role requires full frontal nudity excluding genitalia.
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True Blood Season 7 Casting Call Episode 7.02

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True Blood season 7 will be the final season for the show. Casting calls are starting to surface! Huge thanks to M from Bookies page on FB! This has more information to the tweet sent out by William Keck this week:

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Episode 7.2 ‘(title:TBA)’

writer: Brian Buckner, director: Lee Rose

to film around mid-january 2014

Woman AKA Sylvie: 20s, beautiful, French. Must be French and speak French fluently. Love interest to Eric (Alexander Skarsgard)… Episode 2 Arc, on the final season of True Blood.

This role requires full frontal nudity excluding genitalia.
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True Blood Season 7 Casting Call Eric Related

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A casting call related to True Blood season 7 was tweeted recently. Yes looks like Eric does live on and they are casting a new love interest for him. So what do you think of this fans?

Sure seems that they have set things in motion for it to be Sookie and Bill in the end game for the series. I would love to eat my words mine you. Eric fans have been used to nothing but decimation of his character since season one. We had glimpses of what might have been in season 4 when we saw another side to his character. No matter what Eric Northman will always be why I loved True Blood (and of course the way Alex brought his character to life).

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Alexander Skarsgard Interview with Metro UK

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Alexander Skarsgard is featured in the current Metro UK issue. Interview excerpt is below. To download a digital edition of the issue please visit this link at Metro UK MetroUK digital
The pdf of the section is below click on link to open the article.  Continue reading

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True Blood Cast Makes TV Guide’s List of Highest Paid Stars Again!

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TV Guide posted their “TV’s Highest Paid Stars” List online (it will also appear in their upcoming issue). True Blood stars Alexander Skarsgard, Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin made the list again. (they also appeared in the 2012 TV Guide list). They each are paid $275,000 per episode.

DRAMA (per episode)

Mark Harmon (NCIS): $525,000 + points
Claire Danes (Homeland): $250,000
Michael Weatherly (NCIS): $250,000
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones): $150,000
Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black): $50,000

COMEDY (per episode)
Ashton Kutcher (Two and a Half Men): $750,000
Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother): $225,000
Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation): $200,000
Robin Williams (The Crazy Ones): $165,000
Max Greenfield (New Girl): $75,000

REALITY
Howard Stern (America’s Got Talent): $15 million per year
Keith Urban (American Idol): $5 million per year
Blake Shelton (The Voice): $4 million per cycle
RuPaul (RuPaul’s Drag Race): $50,000 per episode
Reza Farahan (Shahs of Sunset): $18,000 per episode

LATE NIGHT (per year)
Jon Stewart (The Daily Show): $25-30 million
Jay Leno (The Tonight Show): $20 million
David Letterman (Late Night): $20 million
Jimmy Kimmel (Jimmy Kimmel Live): $10 million
Andy Cohen (Watch What Happens Live): $2 million

NEWS (per year)
Matt Lauer (NBC): $22-25 million
Rachel Maddow (MSNBC): $7 million
Megyn Kelly (Fox News Channel): $6 million
Scott Pelley (CBS): $5 million
Chris Cuomo (CNN): $2.5 million

DAYTIME/SYNDICATION (per year)
Judy Sheindlin (Judge Judy): $47 million
Katie Couric (Katie): $10 million
Michael Strahan (Live with Kelly and Michael): $4 million
Sharon Osbourne (The Talk): $1 million
Aisha Tyler (The Talk): $1 million

Source: TV Guide

The 2012 article is here  TV Guide 2012 list

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True Blood Eric Northman The Burning Question

TVLine posted an interview with Brian Buckner. Yes they talked about the True Blood season finale and yes..whether Eric Northman is still on the show (I smell damage control here):

TVLINE | The big question coming out of the finale, obviously…
Let me guess. [Laughs]

TVLINE | Alexander Skarsgard — will he be back for Season 7?
I can tell you that Alexander Skarsgard is going to be a part of the next season of True Blood. He will be a series regular.

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TVLINE | That will be a huge relief to fans.
I am aware! I’m not going to take Alex Skarsgard out of people’s living rooms.

TVLINE | I’m guessing Eric won’t suddenly be alive and well in the Season 7 premiere.
No. That would be a cheat, wouldn’t it? That would be an incredible cheat. Pam has gone off in search of Eric, and maybe she’s going to be the one to find him, y’know?

TVLINE | Let’s talk about Alexander’s nude scene. Full-frontal nudity on a guy is not something you see often on television.
Correct.

TVLINE | What kind of behind-the-scenes conversations took place prior to shooting?
Alex Skarsgard was the coolest camper in the world. There’s no conversation with him. He’s Swedish. They’re naked all the time. As a matter of fact, when I saw what we had on camera, I sent him an email that said, “We’re going to lock picture. Are you OK with this?” He said, “No problemo.” That was the conversation. It couldn’t have been easier.

TVLINE | Did the reaction surprise you — or him? Probably not.
I think sometimes we are impressed by how much people care. But I don’t think that people care was a surprise. He knew the gift he was giving everybody. [Laughs]

TVLINE | Moving on, talk to me about the decision to jump ahead six months.
Look, we’re going into a seventh season. I’m aware that people like the familiar, but we have to change. We have to be able to pivot. There were bits of story in there that I didn’t necessarily, nor did any of the other writers, want to show. The fallout from what Bill had done… Ours is a show that is so constrained by [our narrative structure]. We’re not 24, but we’re damn close – and sometimes it’s really refreshing to be able to shuffle the deck. For me, it’s fun. We will obviously pick up some of the pieces and explain how certain things happened. But what I think some people found jarring, to me was really refreshing. It was that: The world has changed, this virus has mutated, and this is the way the world is going to look now. Meanwhile, life beats on in this small town.

TVLINE | The show has flirted with a Sookie and Alcide romance for years. Why was now the right time to pull the trigger on that?
In a world where almost everybody is a creature of some kind, Alcide is the most human of all of our creatures. Now, that’s not to say that it was his most human season. We all felt the same thing that the audience was feeling, which was that Alcide needed to come back to center. So it was that as much as anything else. And it was also that Sookie’s going to put her money where her mouth is and say “no more vampires.” She got into it with Warlow without knowing he was a vampire, so she was trying. But this shows growth for Sookie. I mean, I suppose he’s a hunk, so at least she’s still getting her piece. [Laughs] He’s the most normal, most human, most down-to-earth of any of her suitors. To me, with Eric gone and off on his own story going forward, I think it’s a pretty obvious triangle we’re setting up between Bill and Sookie and Alcide.

TVLINE | The time jump deprived us of their courtship though.  
Well, yeah. We skipped stuff, which is not to say that the audience is going to be deprived of love scenes [between them] going forward. But truthfully, the Jason/Violet love scene that the audience did get [in the finale] – or, just shy of love, I suppose – if I had those scenes back-to-back, it would’ve been reallypandering. The Jason/Violet [sex scene] was more on story, because that was set up between them. She promised that she was going to make him work for it, and that was the payoff.

TVLINE | Are you looking at Season 7 as a reset of sorts for Bill?
Absolutely. We don’t want Bill to be an a—hole. Whereas the show that I love watching most right now,Breaking Bad, Walter White is on a downward trajectory with the consequences of his actions. The question we’re going to be asking this coming season is: Can Bill be forgiven? Because he made his intentions clear. One thing that I noticed – and I probably shouldn’t read as much as I’ve been reading, but I have been, in terms of audience reaction – is the idea that characters can’t change. I will put to bed one thing for you: this idea that Lettie Mae is trying to poison Tara? It’s absurd. That is genuine. And I realize that on our show, because it’s been so incredibly plot-driven for the past several years, you insert a Big Bad and then have the characters react in the way we expect them to react. That’s sort of what’s been going on. When we let characters change, when we let the show be character-driven, I think people don’t know what to do with that. So with Lettie Mae and Tara, not to say that everything is going to go great, but the conflict is not going to be she’s poisoning Tara. By the same token, I think Bill doesn’t have a trick up his sleeve this time. I think he’s genuine. The real question is about forgiveness.

TVLINE | What do you see as the theme of Season 7?
The show started out as, “Let’s see if vampires and humans can get along.” We’re returning to that original promise of the show. And because humans and vampires are being forced together, we’re going to be examining that with all of our characters. Everyone’s going to come under the umbrella of that main story. These are complicated relationships now because they’re feeding – it’s not necessarily sex, but things get confused sometimes, especially in vampires’ minds – so you’re going to be looking at a number of complicated three-way, four-way relationships.

TVLINE | All the humans will be paired with a vampire, essentially?
For every human a vampire; for every vampire a human.

TVLINE | The gang that appeared in the finale, they were all infected with Hep V?
Correct.

TVLINE | How do you explain the fact that some of those infected  — Nora, for example — died quickly, yet others are wandering around.
We did say that the virus had mutated, and we get to decide what those mutations are. Perhaps the demand for human blood goes up and that’s the only thing that keeps vampires with Hep V alive. In seasons past – I’m not going to point to any one of them – we took some massive swings, not knowing where we were going. That’s the nature of what we do. In this case, I don’t believe we bit off more than we can chew. I’m not going to give answers to all these things, but the virus has mutated. That’s another reason for the time passage. Just like bacteria mutates and that’s why there are antibiotic-resistant strains. So what applied to Nora doesn’t necessarily apply to this gang. And they’re not zombies.

TVLINE | What are they? Is there a name for them?
In my somewhat limited zombie-genre experience, zombies are not organized. They’re just hunting-killing machines. So what was meant to come across there was that they’re organized, they’re in a formation, they’re hunting, they’re sentient, they can talk. They still have intellect.

For the full interview please visit this TVLine: TV Line:

Of course Eric is ok! They just wanted to scare fans and make them wait to tune into season 7! Waiting sucks! (and so did a lot of that finale!)

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True Blood Season Six Finale Inside the Episode Video

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True Blood season six is now done! This finale was definitely hyped up a lot. Between the tidbit Buckner let loose on how we would see more of Eric Northman than ever before and the huge spoilers posted yesterday on the finale fans’ heads were ready to explode! SPOILERS Below if you have not watched the finale. Continue reading

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True Blood Inside the Episode Video for Life Matters

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Lots of bloody action in tonight’s episode of True Blood. Episode 6.09 titled “Life Matters” featured a lot of action at Vamp Camp Truman. SPOILERS in the video below from HBO (if you have not seen the episode don’t peek!)

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True Blood New Promo Video for Season Six Finale

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Only one more episode left for True Blood! Where did the season go? The promo video below was aired after tonight’s episode. Waiting always sucks but when the finale is over the waiting will really suck! Season 7 has been confirmed! VIDEO ADDED!!  Continue reading

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True Blood Season 6 Episode 9 Life Matters Synopsis

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True Blood press release for the ninth episode is below:

TRUE BLOOD
AUG. 11 EPISODE

Episode #69: “Life Matters”
Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 11 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 11 (11:00 p.m.), 12 (11:30 p.m.), 13 (midnight), 14 (10:00 p.m.) and 15 (midnight)
HBO2 playdates: Aug. 12 (9:00 p.m.), 16 (11:00 p.m.) and 18 (4:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m.)

A desperate Bill (Stephen Moyer) tries to ferry Warlow (Rob Kazinsky) away from the faerie plain, but Sookie (Anna Paquin) is having none of it. Meanwhile, Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) arrives at vamp camp, looking to inflict serious human damage. In Bon Temps, friends and family take emotional turns remembering a fallen neighbor. Bill feels the pull of Lilith’s (Jessica Clark) sirens.

Written by Brian Buckner; directed by Romeo Tirone.

Source: HBO thanks to SpoilerTV

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