Skarsgardnews posted the 21 minute video for True Blood fans “Digging Up Season 3” from HBO.
Skarsgardnews posted the 21 minute video for True Blood fans “Digging Up Season 3” from HBO.
True Blood cast and crew are absolutely amazing. I had the pleasure of watching some of the on site filming for season 4 and was amazed to see all the “magic” that they create just for the fans. The filming the prior night went on till 5 am yet the cast and crew were there again at 8 pm and started filming at 9 pm and were there again till the wee hours of the morning again.
Photos during filming were not allowed so I only took photos during the rehearsals. For fans that do not know filming involves a LOT of just waiting around for the scene to be set up, camera worked out, stand ins, reshoots and all sorts of other fun. What we see on screen is truly magic. What they do behind the screen to get it to us in the final format is truly appreciated by this fan. Definitely have a fangover today!
The images in the gallery below are spoiler in nature. I still have more to post. Alexander Skarsgard was amazing to all the fans who were able to get close enough to ask for a photo or autograph! (awwww)
Promise to post more soon. This site if fan run for the fans. I try to minimize the ads on the site and do donate profits to charity. (so sorry about the ads! )
New images added from the rehearsals on 8/28/11:
True Blood fans had a chance to hear the cast give their commentary for the “Digging Deeper into season 3”. The cast gave their take on some of the key scenes from season 3. It was a great way to revisit some of the past season to get ready for the upcoming season. At the end of the video additional clips for season 4 were shown while the ending credits ran.
The images in the gallery located here are from just those season 4 clips. It was interesting to see some new footage! Now even more questions!
As expected Marnie (shown above) will be causing a lot of trouble for the vampires. She is shown almost mid “possession” in a few of the screen caps (not only does her face change but her eyes especially take on a new person) The two caps below show the transformation:
Lots of amazing action in the images below! More discussion to follow! Don’t blink when watching any of the new promos or you will miss something! SPOILERS!
Alexander Skarsgard Italy posted the poster above on their FB page. What a way to start the day! Looks like it might be a promo poster for the AVL. A nice group of vampires all fangy!
Not sure if this is fan made or what but looks great. Also interesting how Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) is wearing a wedding band in this image. (he is married in real life to Anna Paquin but never has shown the band on the show before). It almost looks like this is a family portrait with 2 familes. Bill/Nan and Jess and Eric and Pam as the second family . However in this portrait it seems that Jess is with Eric and Pam. Bill and Nan are seated as if they were the matriarch and patriarch of the group. Interesting.
Nan and Bill are supposed to have a “back story” and were shown in one of the 80’s flashback scenes for season 4. Waitng SUCKS. Perhaps the AVL is having them be their “poster family couple” (Nan and Bill).
Oh and the makeup in this photo does not look like the “vampire” look. They are more natural ie not pale or bloody eyes/fingernails as they appear in the show. So maybe it is a way to keep from looking like the big bad scary vampires.
here’s a close up on the ring:
The new sneek peek for True Blood’s season 4 showed fans a whole new side of FaeLand. Sookie Stackhouse is surprised to see her grandpa Earl there and how he is unaware that so much time has really passed.
One of the most touching moments for me was when Earl asks Sookie whether Gran’s passing was peaceful or not. As fans know her death was very unpeaceful and horrible. Earl has tears in his eyes and Sookie showed much kindness by lying to him that yes she had a peaceful end.
It must have hurt Sookie to lie to him but it was better that he not know the truth. That death is still one of the most gruesome ones I had ever seen on the show and yes I still miss Gran. Sookie starts to notice how odd it was that Earl had not realized how much time had passed. Just then she sees this creature walking through the crowds in FaeLand:
Sookie realizes that no one else is noticing the odd creature. The fruit must be masking the true “nature of the Fae”. She also notices that the fruit itself is not what it seems at first. The fruit is also “masking” it’s appearance. (oh and ewww yay who wants some maggot fruit now?)
Sookie starts to communicate with Earl using their shared gift of telepathy to warn him. Claudine “hears’ them when the word “trap” is mentioned. Cue Queen Mab making her grand entrance:
So now fans finally start to see the web Alan Ball is weaving with the Fae. Queen Mab is “harvesting” the humans who have fae blood to keep them away from the vampires. Sookie is blamed for having Bill discover their existence. Sookie tries to assure Mab that you can be danged sure she won’t let that happen again!
Queen Mab tries to force Sookie to eat the glowy fruit in order to keep her in control and that does not go so well for the Queen. The screen caps below answer the question raised in the earlier promo of “who does Sookie zap”.
Not only does she zap Queen Mab but her power also causes the “tree” that is the source of the fruit to also get zapped. That does not end well for all of FaeLand. Was it all an illusion? Or did Sookie’s power cause it all to come crumbling down?
The zapping not only effect the tree but yes Queen Mab:
The cap above shows Mab’s appearance start to change to it’s true nature. The walls of FaeLand look as if they are bleeding and the walls come crumbling down. So yes Sookie Stackhouse brings FaeLand down!
It almost looked like Mab was part of the tree in the image above.
Buh Bye Orange Glow FaeLand! Hello Apocalyptic FaeLand! Yes all of a sudden we see the non colorized version of FaeLand.
(Ok Loved the makeup effects in this clip so far) The Fae holding Sookie are now shown in their true form. It also looked like Mab may have not been a female in some of the caps (the features almost appeared masculine). The new world is barren and colorless: Only Mab’s eyes seem to have color in this world.
Well with Orange Glow FaeLand in shambles Sookie and Earl look like they need to RUN! It also looked like most of the Fae disappear when their true nature is shown. I could only see the female Fae that was holding Sookie trying to force her to eat the nasty fruit.
So the true plan has been revealed. So why did Queen Mab harvest the humans with Fae blood? Yes she said “Why” she was doing so but I don’t think that is the WHOLE STORY! Some season 4 episode summaries and later episodes show a bit of a “battle” will happen on the show. Perhaps the Fae will wage war on the Vampires! Oh waiting really really SUCKS now!
Another interesting item that a fan on the I heart Bookies facebook fan page pointed out was the “absence of light’ in the images. Claudine had said how Bill was trying to steal Sookie’s light! Queen Mab says how the vampires almost drained her kind dry-perhaps also they are able to steal their light! Sookie’s power shows a bright ray of light zapping. The Fae do not seem to possess that light and their land is barren. Are they also a different type of Fae? Sookie and Claudine could the the water Fae. Queen Mab may be a different “kind” (sky?)
Would love to hear from other fans on what they see! The gallery below will show all the caps.
Spoiler alert-new episode summaries have surfaced on imdb.com for True Blood’s season 4:
4.02: #38: “You Smell Like Dinner”: Sookie adjusts to Bon Temps’ new realities; Bill reveals pieces of his past; Eric crashes a witches’ meeting; Jason gets his wounds licked; Andy struggles with his addiction; Sam learns of Luna’s special talents; Jessica satisfies her blood cravings; Arlene witnesses strange behavior from her family. (Written by Brian Bucker; directed by Scott Winant.) July 3, 5, 6, 9 and 14
4.03: Episode #39: “If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin’?”: Sookie makes a deal with Eric, and reconnects with Alcide; Bill punishes an errant vampire and counsels a guilt-ridden Jessica; Jason is cast as a reluctant savior; Tommy eyes a scam and alienates Sam; Marnie flexes her newfound powers; Pam delivers an ultimatum to Lafayette, Tara and Jesus; Eric spoils Sookie’s faerie reunion. (Written by Alan Ball; directed by David Petrarca.) July 10, 12, 13, 14 and 16
4.04: Episode #40: “I’m Alive and on Fire”: Alcide helps Sookie hunt for Eric; Marnie searches for guidance to break a spell; Bill discovers a common bond with the Bellefleurs; Jason begs for liberation from Hotshot; Sam penetrates Luna’s inner circle; Arlene sees the writing on the wall; Tommy returns to his roots. (Written by Nancy Oliver; directed by Michael Lehmann.) July 17, 19, 20 and 23
4.05: Episode #41: “Me and the Devil”: Sookie nurtures Eric; Bill gets involved personally in the necromancy crisis; Pam takes the veil; Sam becomes Tommy’s accomplice; Arlene and Terry look to religion to solve their problem; Jesus and Lafayette head to Mexico to harness a shaman’s power; Jason convalesces. (Written by Mark Hudis; directed by Daniel Minahan.) July 24, 26, 27 and 30
4.06: Episode #42: “I Wish I Was the Moon”: Sookie searches for Jason under a full moon; Marnie connects with spirits of the past; Arlene and Terry cope with a suspicious inferno; Debbie urges Alcide to join a new werewolf community; Tommy trades places with Sam; Lafayette feels the spirit in Mexico; Eric surrenders to his King’s will. (Written by Raelle Tucker; directed by Jeremy Podeswa.) July 31
SpoilerTV helped True Blood fans deal with their True Blood withdrawal pains by releasing the new promo for Season 4. This one was titled “I can eat who I want”. The vampire saying this in the promo is none other than baby vamp Jessica. Just who is on the “dinner menu” for baby vamp Jessica? The screen cap above shows the beautiful Jessica with blood on her lips perhaps after taking a little nip from someone other than her beau Hoyt.
That will not bode well for her and Hoyt’s relationship. In the prior Waiting Sucks video featured at Paley fans saw Hoyt taking on some of the Fellowship protestors. One of them had the nerve to call Hoyt a “fangbanger”. Hoyt’s reply to that was of course we are “banging”! When the protestor insulted Jessica Hoyt did defend her honor and punched the man. Will Jessica’s new found freedom cause more friction with Hoyt? Jessica is looking AMAZING in season 4 and it does look like Jessica gives the pole a try at Fangtasia! She is shown in the screen cap below getting out of her shirt right before jumping on the pole! (The lamp above her head is from Fangtasia’s or at least it looks like the one there)
Jessica is not the only vampire that will be having some “fun” in season 4! I did see a few frames that show Eric Northman confronting a certain Bill Compton all fangy. Bill is shown storming into Sookie’s home:
We see Eric Northman confronting Bill below in the new promo:
Just whether or not this action takes place immediately after Bill storms in we do not know yet. Alan Ball is the master at the art of deception when it comes to the framing and sequencing of action in the video promos! Eric does appear to look more like the “amnesiac Eric” in his hair style. Even without his memory his vampire instincts have kicked in and looks like he is taking matters into his “own hands” when it comes to dealing with Mr. Compton.
Perhaps this is the action right before we hear Eric saying “Sookie is mine” that was aired in the promo last week? In that promo Eric is shown speaking with Sookie and is wearing a black shirt. The new promo has Eric very shirtless (and looking more amnesiac).
Bill is shown wearing a suit and tie again in the new promo. Looks like Season 4 will have Bill perhaps be a “spokesman” for the AVL. He was shown also in a suit and tie from the earlier promo where he is doing a “ribbon cutting ceremony”. The screen cap below is from the ExtraTV sneek peek video aired 5/21/11:
More questions from the new promo I have are:
Why is Sam fighting with Andy Bellefleur? Sam is clearly shown throwing a punch!
We had seen Andy in an earlier promo pulling his gun on Sam (but many wondered if Andy were not trying to shoot someone else. This new promo definitely makes it look like Sam has a big issue with Andy.
Another big question for Sam is what the heck is he doing here? Looks like he is dragging a body bag to the bayou?
This could be a flashback scene for Sam. We did see Sam in Season 3 shoot a couple who had robbed him (he had been scamming as a con man and was double crossed). This may have been what he did with the bodies.
Jason Stackhouse is shown still tied up in the Hotshot shed and yes we did see again just what was doing the biting. This screen cap shows Jason still without any “bite marks”. This might be his first time! (poor Jason)
We do get to see Jason escape I believe in this screen cap. He is shown punching a Hotshot resident and running for his life: (might just be another action but at least he does get away)
Another question-Who are the men trying to stop Sookie shown in the first part of the video? Are they Bill’s guards? Are they planning on harming Sookie? Waiting SUCKS:
Sookie is wearing the same outfit we see in the earlier promo photos that were for episode 4.02:
The big question of course is who is it that is taking a nip of Sookie below?
Yes that is Eric! However I think this is a dream sequence. Eric is shown with Godric right before this (and Godric met the sun in season 2) So this look like a dream perhaps. Waiting sucks and hopefully soon we will find the answer.
Don’t forget to tune into HBO Go on Saturday for a new sneek peek! Love to hear what others “see” in this promo!
the gallery below has all the caps:
Waiting sucks for True Blood fans but now we have a new video promo to help whet the appetite. Huge thanks to Sookieverse for the link!
Here are some screen caps:
Golden Apple Comics hosted the Lucid Comic Hardcover release tonight with writer Michael McMillian. True Blood’s Reverend Newlin was on hand to sign copies for fans. Michael posted photos via twitter of his True Blood friends who came out to show support. Deborah Woll-True Blood’s Jessica Hamby is shown above. Anna Camp-True Blood’s Sarah Newlin also was there to support her True Blood husband. (photo below)
Great to see the fellow True Blood castmates supporting Michael! Lucid is published by Archaia.
Deborah Woll was featured in the January 2011 issue of Allure Magazine. The images in the gallery below are from the interview and photoshoot for Allure Magazine. This issue featured the value of a good makeover and how it can play up to your best features. Deborah has had to alter her appearance for her role on True Blood. In the interview she says “I used to be insecure about my fair skin, especially my legs-because that is a lot of white”. The photographs of Deborah are amazing! The issue is well worth a read. Loved seeing Deborah Woll in the many looks!
Each of the images for the photo shoot relate to a stage in makeovers.
In the first one named “blank canvas” (shown above)she appears with no makeup, no hairstyling and yes no wardrobe!
The second image is titled “Grecian Formula” where she is shown wearing a spiked updo and bold red lipstick. Fun to see our baby vamp Jessica dressed as a goddess!