What a treat from EW! Not 1 but 11 True Blood covers on their latest issue on stands Friday, June 8.
You can collect all issues at once directly from the EW website here.
In this issue Alan Ball explains were he found the inspiration for season 5.
“My first instinct about going into religion and politics was from watching Michele Bachmann, who thinks she has a direct line to God.” Ball told EW. “What would happen if she became president? A lot of right-wingers would like to see a theocracy in America. From there we thought, ‘What would a vampire theocracy be and how would you justify it? What kind of impact would it have on humans?’”
The result is a battle between the Tru Blood-sipping Authority, headed by Roman Zimojic (Christopher Meloni), and religious extremists like the Sanguinistas, who believe humans were created by God for one purpose only: to serve as a hearty meal. “Sanguine is from the Latin word for blood, and I was trying to find a name that like a real movement,” explains Ball.
Watch the behind the scenes video of the shoot on the EW Facebook page by clicking on the photo.
But that’s not all, take a look at these season 5 stills of things to come.