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New True Blood Season 5 Image: Alcide Herveaux

HBO has a new image for True Blood’s fifth season on their website. The image above is of Joe Manganiello is his role of Alcide Herveaux. The image is for episode 5.04 (episode 52). The scene looks like it may be taking place at Sookie’s home.  Waiting for the new season sucks!
here’s another smaller version of the image:


The gallery below has the images so far that have been released for True Blood’s fifth season:

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Scream Awards 2011 Video Clip of Joe Manganiello

The Scream Awards were taped on Saturday 10/15/11 and will air on 10/18/11 on Spike TV. It was a fun night and great to see Joe Manganiello win a Scream Award for “Breakout Performance”. He was presented the award by Anna Torv.

Joe Manganiello of “True Blood” Wins The Breakout Performance Award
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TV Guide’s Fangtastic True Blood Recap for Fans

The 6/20/11 issue of TV Guide features a two page preview for True Blood fans. The “Fangtastic” recap gives fans all that they need to know before sinking their teeth into the new season. TV Guide’s Kate Hahn calls season 4  “True Blood’s sexy scary season”. The new season will premiere on Sunday 6/26/11 on HBO. (as if I need to remind fans). I know that Alexander Skarsgard fans just can’t wait to see what the new season will bring “Eric Northman”.

The article in the TV Guide features photos of the following cast:

Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse)

Ryan Kwanten and Chris Bauer (Jason Stackhouse and Chris Bauer)

Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette sporting a new do)

Jim Parrack and Deborah Ann Woll (Hoyt and Jessica)

Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam)

New character-Fiona Shaw will play Marnie

Joe Manganiello (Alcide)

Carrie Preston (Arlene)

Rutina Wesley (Tara)

Sam Trammell and Marshall Allman (Sam and Tommy)

new character: Janina Gavinkar will play Luna


TV Guide has a recap for the season 4 episodes on their site link here:

the gallery below contains the images from the magazine:

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True Blood Screen Test Character Clues


Photo Credit: ©2010 HBO

HBO keeps fans clamouring for more True Blood! They tease fans with the waiting sucks videos and promo trailers every week. Last night fans were treated to the “Screen Test” video which features the cast in  test shots for the camera. No words were spoken but the actors still were able to convey many words just by the way they glamoured the camera. Yes even the non-vampire characters were able to enthrall us!

Of course I could not resist taking a deeper look in the video and the images. I noticed that the coloring was kept to a minimum. Visually this made for a stark contrast between the actor and  the muted background (which I loved. simple and clean made the actor the center of attention where they belong!) The first image above is actually the last image we see in the screen test video of the actors. It almost looks as if the background forms a halo around Anna Paquin.

Photo Credit: © 2011 HBO

The video starts with Anna Paquin looking directly into the camera. There is a subtle “come hither” look on Miss Sookie Stackhouse character here. Perhaps she is practing the coy, yet sexy Sookie for Season 4.

Photo Credit: © 2011 HBO

We next see the southern gentleman vampire Bill Compton also looking directly into the camera. Stephen Moyer keeps his character face as the sullen vampire but right before the video shows the next camera he looks up towards the sky perhaps wishing for someone or something (do vampires still pray?)


Photo Credit: © 2011 HBO

We next see quick glimpses into several of the other actors (Joe Manganiello, Alexander Skarsgard, Ryan Kwanten) before a longer screen shot is shown of Rutina Wesley as “Tara”. There is a difference in Tara in her gaze. The way she is glaring at the camera with an outward tough appearance but her eyes still show some pain. The events of season 3 have left a mark on her and it looks like we will see a bit more of that vulnerability. Tara is not known to be a weak and definitely kick arse! Rutina is amazing as this character. Hopefully season 4 will be kinder to her character. Another interesting thing I noticed is how strongly lit she is in in the screen test. The shadow she casts against the background is pretty evident. It seems that the “humans” in the screen test are casting shadows while those that are vampires do not cast as strong a shadow.

The next actor that has a longer camera shot is Alexander Skarsgard as Viking Vampire Sheriff Eric Northman.


Photo Credit: © 2011 HBO

Photo Credit: © 2011 B.Henderson As Alexander turns his "character" also seems to change

Alexander Skarsgard caught my eye in how his “character of Eric Northman” changed right before our eyes. He went from the stronger, stoic Viking Vampire with the look on his face. (screen caps above) And then when he turns his face we see a “softer Eric”. Perhaps he is practicing the amnesia Eric in this screen test? (the eyes look softer) The screen cap below shows the “softer” vulnerable Eric. There is a little hint of a “smile” :


Photo Credit: © 2011 HBO

Oh and yes I see Joe Manganiello showing the smoldering, perhaps frustrated “Alcide” in these images.


Photo Credit: ©2011 HBO


Photo Credit: © 2011 HBO

The body language of running fingers through the hair can mean that the person is frustrated  or perhaps “preening” themselves because they feel attractive. No argument from fans that Joe is a very attractive Alcide. Joe has mentioned that there will be a lot of romantic tension in season 4 (can’t wait).


Photo Credit: © 2011 HBO

Sam Trammell as the shape shifting bar owner Sam Merlotte also showed a bit of a difference in his character. He also is strongly lit and casts a rather dark shadow. For some reason his eyes and demeanor show a bit a darkness in his character perhaps for season 4. In season 3 fans saw some flashbacks for Sam’s character that showed he was not always the sweet nice guy that he seems to be for his Bon Temps neighbors. Season 3 ended with his character aiming and shooting a gun at his brother Tommy Mickens.


Photo Credit: © 2011 HBO

The next image of Sam  (shown above)makes me question just what will we be seeing his character go through in season 4? He looks so keep in thought. For a few frames he doesn’t look the camera in the eye. What is he trying to hold inside? (emotions, secret?)


Photo Credit: © 2011 HBO

Love how HBO included Kristin Bauer van Straten in the screen test video! She is absolutely perfect in her portrayal of the beautiful, sarcastic child of Eric Northman -Vampire Pam! They even included the fabulous “eye brow raise”/eye roll that Pam has been known for on True Blood. You can just hear her “say something” snarky to go along with that look! (are you getting what I’m putting down?) It also looks like she is wearing the outfit we see in the Waiting Sucks video where she asks Marnie to “fix my maker”.

Another human with a lot to deal with for season 4 will be the wonderful Lafayette Reynolds. Nelsan Ellis is absolutely amazing as LaLa! The sarcasm of his words and the perfect timing to his delivery have always been some of my favorite scenes in True Blood.


Photo Credit: © 2011 HBO

We see Nelsan early on in the video adjusting his scarf on his head (his doo-rag). I see what looks like rosary as a necklace on Lafayette. Perhaps his new love Jesus has him wearing one for protection? In the latter part of the video we see Lafayette again but looking quite darker in his demeanor and spirit. Again the hardness in the eyes and the way he is looking into the camera makes me wonder what the heck is going to happen? I also do not remember Lafayette being that big of a smoker (ok not the ganja but a regular cigarette). He is savoring this cigarette quite differently. Love the eyelashes!


Photo Credit: © 2011 B.Henderson

We don’t see a whole lot of Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse or Deborah Woll as baby vamp Jessica Hamby but what we do see is great. Jason seems to have a lot on his mind as well. When the video ends on the HBO page we see an image of Jason as if in prayer. Wonder what he is praying for (or hoping to escape?)

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It will be fun to see Deborah Woll’s character Jessica have some fun this upcoming season. In the screen test it looks like she is growing a bit in maturity. (pretty serious look on her face) that or she could be dealing with a mean protestor?


Photo Credit: © 2011 HBO

Yes waiting sucks! But hopefully HBO will keep sending us these fun videos to have fun with and keep us guessing! True Blood season 4 starts on June 26,2011.