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GQStyle Spring-Summer 2012-13 – Alexander Skarsgard

Posted by Lynnpd On September - 1 - 2012

True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard is featured in the Spring/Summer issue of GQ Style Australia.

GQ’ catches the stylish Swede in a rare moment of downtime to talk Hollywood, indie flicks and how he went from life as an elite navy commando to playing the world’s coolest 1000-year-old vampire. As you might expect from the son of Scandinavian film royalty, it turns out we’re going to be seeing a lot more of Skarsgård on the big screen. And we can’t wait.

Go on over to GQ to get your copy of the magazine: gq.com.au/magazine

Tiny Glimpse Alan Ball’s Next Venture: ‘Banshee’

Posted by Lynnpd On September - 1 - 2012

As all the fans know, Alan Ball has left True Blood as it’s showrunner and is now embarking on a new TV show for HBO.  His new show is called Banshee, which is one of their more promising shows and is set to premiere next year. Cinemax has just posted the first teaser for it and it’s definitely heavy on the “tease.”

The series centers around an ex-convict and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, PA, where he continues his criminal activities even as he’s being hunted by the shadowy gangsters he had betrayed years earlier. Subscribe to televisionpromos for more great teasers and promos!

 

source: cinemablend.com

Kelly Overton to Guest Star on Beauty & the Beast

Posted by Lynnpd On September - 1 - 2012

True Blood’s Kelly Overton was seen in True Blood’s season 5 as Rikki the werewolf who could more than match Joe Manganiello’s Alcide.  Now, she is to guest star on the tv show, Beauty & The Beast. She will be in the fourth episode, and the role is potentially recurring.

Kelly will play Claire, an intelligent and extremely athletic doctoral student who hits it off with medical examiner Evan (Max Brown) after they meet online.

The CW series, based loosely on the 1987 CBS drama, starsSmallville alum Kristin Kreuk as Catherine Chandler, a cop who witnessed her mother’s death years prior. Turns out Cat was saved from her mother’s gunmen by Vincent Keller (Jay Ryan), a doctor-turned-soldier who was transformed into a beast after a faulty military medical experiment.

 

Also appearing in the new CW series is Jeremy Glazer, who will play a med student named Michael whose fiancé has gone missing.

Beauty and the Beast premieres on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 9/8c on The CW.

 

source: tvguide.com

True Blood season six: What’s in store for Bill Compton?

Posted by AphroditeMF On August - 31 - 2012

Season five of True Blood has concluded with its most jaw-dropping cliffhanger ever.  While many fans were greatly distressed by Bill Compton’s explosive death and resurrection in the finale, I was enthralled by this turn of events.  Bill is going to be smack-bang at the centre of next season’s storyline, and is the subject of intense speculation and attention right now.  Also, this will be an excellent plot to showcase Stephen Moyer’s versatility as an actor, and represents a huge game-changer for the show.

Here are my thoughts on Bill Compton version 2.0…

Bill Compton True Blood

Nature

Bill is not simply Lilith in Bill’s skin – he is still himself, with his own memories and experiences.  This has been confirmed already by Alan Ball.  So this is not, as some fans have been saying, a rip-off of the Locke/Man in Black storyline from Lost (massive Lost spoiler: Locke died, and the evil spirit of The Man in Black took on his form).  The fact that Sookie and Eric both saw him implies that he is a physical being, not a spirit entity as Lilith was.  I doubt that Lilith is going to be inhabiting his body and occasionally taking controlling him, since they’ve done the spirit possession thing to death with Lafayette.  It’s possible that Bill will continue to have visions of Lilith, but my feeling is that we’ve seen the last of her and her epic ladygarden.  Lilith’s quest was to find a host, and now that she has accomplished that, her powers have become manifested in Bill.  My feeling is that Bill will still have free-will, and will have control over his own actions, for better or for worse.

Since he has been “reborn”, then it is plausible that he will suffer from the same uncontrollable urges as a newly made vampire does, and will be wild and impulsive.  Throughout season five, he became increasingly psychotic, as a result of ingesting Lilith’s blood and being brainwashed by the Sanguinista cult, to the extent that he lost all the love and empathy that he’d once had, even towards Jessica and Sookie.  Now that he is reborn, whether or not he remains a completely cold-blooded psychopath remains to be seen.

A lot of fans have been asking if Bill will be naked, covered in blood, and emitting a horrendous primal scream noise all season.  Somehow, as much as I would like to see an entire season of Naked Bill, I doubt that he’s going to remain in the state we saw him in immediately following his resurrection.  To have him being an entirely feral would be a waste of Stephen Moyer’s acting skills, so I think that he will be lucid, just more vicious than he once was.

 

Bill Compton True BloodPowers

Obviously he has become supercharged in some way – so will he have some previously unseen superpowers?  What will he be capable of?  Superior strength and speed to all vampires is a given, as is extremely potent blood, and very possibly the ability to enthrall vampires who drink his blood.  Probably he’ll acquire the ability to fly, and maybe some advanced glamouring technique.  Maybe he will be able to glamour a mass audience via television?  Or glamour other vampires and supernatural beings?  The writers’ imaginations pose the only limit to what Bill might now be capable of.  Perhaps he’s immune to staking, and can daywalk?  He might even have some crazy sci-fi abilities such as pyrokinesis, telekinesis, teleportation, shape-shifting, telepathic projection, time travel, prescience, resurrection of the dead… you name it!

A feeling I have is that Bill will see Lorena, in the same way that Eric and Nora saw Godric.  And if Bill sees Lorena egging him on to be evil, maybe it will make him think twice.

 

Motivations

Now that Bill is some sort of vampire demigod, what sort of shenanigans is he going to get up to?  The Sanguinistas were keen to bolster their numbers by turning new vampires, so perhaps Bill will get some new progenies?  Will he set out to gain new followers, presenting himself as the new vampire messiah, or embark on a lone mission of anarchy?  Maybe Steve Newlin and Nigel the baby eater could be his first disciples?  Bill was an adept politician, so perhaps he will continue to try to manipulate the media, while covertly carrying out his dastardly deeds.

On the other hand, since he had a brief realization in between downing the blood, and meeting the true death, perhaps the reborn Bill will question his new role and will resist the prophecy within the Vampire Bible.

What I’m really wondering is whether Bill could be the Antichrist.  It’s been mentioned in the show that “end days” are coming, and Salome spoke of Lilith’s return heralding The Rapture.  What if events are spiralling towards a cataclysmic event, and Bill is the harbinger of evil?  If that is the case, then another being would have to be the second coming of Christ.  Sookie, perhaps?  Or is this all a bit too much like Lost/Carnivale/The Stand?!

 

Bill Compton True BloodThe Long Game

My feeling is that, while Bill will initially appear to be inherently evil, slowly he will come to his senses.  He’s fought long and hard for his humanity in the past, after all.  I know that many fans feel that Bill’s role next season is to eventually defeat Warlow, and I am in agreement.  They’ve already done the “Bill and Eric outwit an ancient vampire” thing with Russell, but now Bill has been empowered it will be interesting to see a face-off between two ultra-powerful undead beings.

I think that the fairies will have an important role to play in Bill’s eventual fate.  There is way more to the vampire/fairy mythology than we have seen so far in the show.  My feeling is that their origins are somehow entwined.  It was significant that Salome was so appalled by fairies, and said that Lilith regards them as an abomination.  And let’s not forget – Bill now has four half-fairy great-great-great-great-great granddaughters.  Bill has to eventually be revealed as Andy and Terry’s ancestor, and I think the existence of his living human bloodline will come into play.


I feel that the end-game in True Blood is for Bill to turn human
.  One reason for this is that Russell implied in season three that the fairies have the ability to resurrect dead vampires.  So maybe season six could end with Bill being killed again (perhaps by suicide), and then being resurrected again by Sookie, but this time as a human.  Wouldn’t that be the ultimate irony?  The only way he can have a future with Sookie is to become human, but by becoming human he ruins his chances with her, because then she’d be able to read his mind.  And how terrible would it be for him to be gifted these infinite god-powers only to have them removed, and to have to learn to live as an ordinary mortal?  However, it’s been revealed that Sookie’s powers are finite – she and Bill could end up living as an ordinary human couple after all.  I still think that their conversation in season three, where they dreamed of a life together where neither was a supernatural being, was somehow prophetic.

 

Whatever direction the writers choose to take Bill’s character, it’s sure to be a mind-bending journey that his character will embark on!
 
 

AphroditeMF
Natalie co-hosts God Hates Fangs podcast with her husband. She is currently working on a trilogy of sci-fi vampire novels.
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Only 10 episodes in True Blood Season 6

Posted by Shadaliza On August - 31 - 2012

There is my very first WTF moment for True Blood Season 6.

Alan Ball told in an interview with TV Guide that production will start in January 2013 to accomodate Anna’s pregnancy and there will only be 10 shows next season partly because of Anna and partly because of the economics.

Bring the torches and the hayforks out!

 

Alan also sheds some light and raises more questions about Bill’s future.

TV Guide Magazine: Let’s answer some burning questions left by the finale. First, what the heck is Bill or “Bilith” as
some call him? An evil god? A demon?
Ball: We don’t know! Honestly, we didn’t know what Lilith was. Just because the fundamentalists called her “God,” that doesn’t mean she was. On our show, there’s room for all kinds of supernatural creatures. We do know that Bill had some kind of major transformation into a deeper supernatural being. The question for me is has he lost his humanity entirely or will it just have to fight harder to come out. That’s certainly something that the writers are talking about for next year

TV Guide Magazine: Is Bill still planning to use humans as a food source?
Ball: That will be his story in Season 6. Is he going to come up with his own master plan? What kind of battle will the humans wage against him?

TV Guide Magazine: Bill’s been such a monster. Can he really come back?
Ball: My own belief is that people can come back from anything. It doesn’t mean that it won’t come at a huge cost. But I’m interested in a Bill who is really evil. Because after almost five seasons of a Bill who was “I hate that I’m a vampire, I’m so nice,” it was time to make him really go dark and  see what that does to everybody else.

TV Guide Magazine: Will Sookie fight to rescue Bill?
Ball: It could be that or it could also be that Sookie is trying to save herself from him.

Read the complete interview on TV Guide.

LAST CHANCE to win the signed Alexander Skarsgard cardboard cutout

Posted by Shadaliza On August - 31 - 2012

At the 2010 San Diego Comic Con, Alexander Skarsgård was not able to attend the True Blood panel and a cardboard cutout was put on stage to take his place. This cardboard Alexander has since then been signed by over 70 cast members and writer, directors and producers of True Blood, making it the most unique True Blood collector’s item of all time.

The fundraiser giveaway of this item and more True Blood goodies has already raised over $7000 for the Choroidermia Research Foundation.

The giveaway organized by EJ Scott and Deborah Ann Woll ends on September 2. Deborah will choose the winner at random and on video she will read the winner’s name.

For more info and to make your donation visit: http://www.crowdrise.com/truebloodprize

In case you don’t know what Choroideremia is watch the video of EJ and Deborah.

 

 

Joe Manganiello Covers Remix Magazine

Posted by Lynnpd On August - 30 - 2012

True Blood’s Joe Manganiello covers Remix Magazine with photos by photographer Dough Inglish. Joe strikes several awesome poses and shows off what he has in a great photo spread in the 25th birthday edition of the magazine.


source: imageamplified.com

Chloe Noelle Talks to Fox 5 on their “Kids Corner”

Posted by Lynnpd On August - 30 - 2012

True Blood’s Chloe Noelle (Emma) appeared on Fox 5′s “Kid’s Corner where she talks about her top 5 favorite songs. We even get to hear Chloe singing and she also discusses her favorite films and fashion trends.

To see Chloe on the show, click on the image below.

 

source: landing.newsinc.com

Lauren Bowles Discusses Season 5 Finale of True Blood

Posted by Lynnpd On August - 29 - 2012

True Blood’s Lauren Bowles is interviewed by WXOU in Auburn Hills, MI via phone on The Sean Varicalli Show. Lauren talks the Season 5 finale, nudity on the show, her time in the Detroit area, her love of Twitter and of course…

source: soundcloud.com

Stephen Moyer to attend 15th Annual CLARE Tribute dinner

Posted by Shadaliza On August - 29 - 2012

Stephen Moyer at last year’s dinner

Stephen Moyer will attend the 15th Annual Friends of CLARE Tribute Dinner, that will take place on November 8th in Santa Monica. Stephen will fill the position of Co-Chair of the event. This is the third time that Stephen will attend the dinner in official capacity. In 2011 he was Honorary Dinner Chair and in 2010 he was honored with his ongoing support for the organization.

CLARE is a nonprofit organization that provides compassionate and affordable residential and outpatient treatment programs to those suffering from addiction

For more information and purchase ticket visit the dinner’s event page on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

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