During his stay in London Stephen Moyer was interviewed by Empire Magazine.
The Billsbabe’s Shoppe added apparel and merchandise with the text “Future King of Texas” and “Future Queen of Texas”. Shirts for children and adults, mugs, caps, bags and more.
The Billsbabe’s Shoppe is a non-profit – at cost fansite store. With every item purchased a small charitable donation will be made to the Brentwood Theatre in Essex, UK, of which Stephen Moyer is patron.
Season 3 Spoiler Alert!
Every week, editors Mickey O’Connor and Adam Bryant of TV Guide answer burning questions about our favorite TV shows. This week they answered a question about True Blood, Season 3, that I know we’ve all been dying to know about, “Who took Bill?“
QUESTION from Dyan: How soon before we find out who took Bill on True Blood?
ANSWER from Mickey: “We will discover who has Bill right off the bat in Season 3, but it’s going to take the people on the show a little bit longer to find out,” executive producer Alan Ball tells us. Sookie will even consider the possibility that he left of his own volition. “It’s not easy for her,” Ball says. “She feels really bad because she’s not sure whether he just left because he was upset because she didn’t say yes right off the bat. But in her heart she believes he was taken and she doesn’t know who took him. She’s going to fight to find him.” Watch the video below for more information.
‘Beyond The Pole’ directed by David L. Williams and starring Rhys Thomas, Stephen Mangan and Alexander Skarsgård will have it’s world premiere tonight at the Warsaw Film Festival.
The drama/comedy tells the story of a documentary film crew that follows the first carbon neutral, organic, vegetarian expedition ever to attempt the North Pole. Simultaneously Saving the Planet and getting into the Guinness Book of Records Brian and Mark hope to kill two birds with one stone. Unfortunately, they have never done anything like this before. Luckily they are followed by Steve, their hardened arctic cameraman, to follow their journey for the digital channel, Adventure Plus. That is until they shoot him. No one said saving the planet would be easy. But does it have to be this hard? This mockumentary is ‘Touching the Void’ with laughs and ‘Withnail and I’ on ice. Funny and subversive, it’s the story of two men trying to find their place in the world before the end of the world.
More information on the Warsaw Film Festival website.
Jace Everett is coming to California. After a successful performance in New York with his partner in crime Dan Cohen, the “acousto-lectric” duo is now heading west for a 17 day tour of the West Coast from late October through early November.
Jace explains to The Vault what “acousto-lectric” means: “The acousto-lectric format is in fact myself on acoustic and Dan Cohen on electric [guitar]. The shows we are doing now, are all duo shows, as the band is just too expensive to take out for now. In 2010, there will be a lot of full band shows. But for right now I’m just laying the groundwork for world domination! I think folks will be surprised how rocking it can be. We did some shows in New York recently with this format and it really went over well.”
True Blood was the unexpected opportunity that came knocking on Jace’s door, “Bad Things” became enormously popular with the fans and enabled the Nashville based singer-songwriter to release a new album earlier this year entitled ‘Red Revelations‘. ‘Red Revelations’ has been on my Ipod ever since I bought the album and especially the True Blood inspired songs ‘Burn For You’ and ‘Damned If I Do’ are two of my favorites.
Because of Jace’s connection with True Blood, the November 1st gig in Alex’s Bar in Long Beach will have a special meaning to him. Alex’s Bar is of course the set for all the Fangtasia scenes in our favorite vampire show. Jace is looking forward to it, but will be watching over his shoulder….. “It should be fun for sure, but if anybody invites me to the basement though, I’m outta there!!”
After the Californian tour Jace has two London dates scheduled. ‘I’ll be doing two shows in London this November 16th and 17th. The 16th at the Hammersmith Apollo where I’ll open for Pink Martini. The 17th will be at Monto Water Rats.’ So British True Blood fans … if you want to hear ‘Bad Things’ live, get your tickets now at TicketWeb.co.uk.
Next year Jace would like to do some more show in Europe: ‘As possible I will definitely bring a full European tour in 2010.’
Here is the complete list of Jace Everett’s Californian Tour:
Wednesday, Oct. 28th – SAN FRANCISCO – HOTEL UTAH
Friday, Oct. 30th – LOS ANGELES – HOTEL CAFE
Saturday, Oct. 31st – SAN DIEGO – PRIVATE EVENT
Sunday, Nov. 1st – LONG BEACH – ALEX’S BAR – True Blood-inspired Costumes suggested – Alexsbar.com
Wednesday, Nov.4th – SANTA BARBARA – SOHO
Saturday, Nov. 7th – CARSON CITY – BREWEY ARTS CENTER With The Duhks
Sunday, Nov. 8th – CHICO – CHICO WOMENS CLUB With The Duhks
Tuesday, Nov.10th – WINTERS – THE PALMS With the Duhks
Wednesday, Nov.11th – TUOLUMNE – BLACK OAK CASINO With the Duhks
London November shows:
Monday Nov. 16th – LONDON – HAMMERSMITH APOLLO
Tuesday Nov. 17th – LONDON – MONTO WATER RATS – get your tickets now at TicketWeb.co.uk
In this video on People.com Jace Everett explains how ‘Bad Things’ because True Blood’s theme song.
Michael McMillian and Anna Camp, are two faces we haven’t seen the last of in True Blood. They play the Fellowship of the Sun’s conniving first couple Steve and Sarah Newlin.
“I’ve been told he’ll be back,“ actor Mike McMillian, who plays Reverend Steve, told MTV News of his character.
Though the actor doesn’t know when he and costar Anna Camp will return, he has a few theories about how things might go down.
“I think like any good villain he’s going to go away and lick his wounds for a while. But I think he suffered major humiliation toward the end of season two, and now I would imagine the Stackhouses are even higher on his list. If it was personal before with his father being killed, then it’s really personal now with the Stackhouses humiliating him.“
“True Blood” writers take note: Mike even has a suggestion for the timing of he and Anna’s return. “Hopefully, it’ll happen at a time when the audience is least expecting it,” Mike said. “That’s always the best time to bring them back—when something horrible is already going on for our hero, and then they gotta deal with these a–holes too.“
Michelle Forbes, who portrayed the Meanad, Maryann in Season 2 of True Blood, may have had to meet her fate in the last episode of S2, but it sure wasn’t because she lacked the ability to act. We loved to hate her, as the evil Maryann, because in the part she was so convincing. I am happy to learn that we will soon see her act again as Michelle, a new star villain, in the series, Durham County. The series, which debuted this fall will launch its second season on ION Television in January, 2010.
Produced by Muse Entertainment and Back Alley Films, Durham County unfolds season two in the aftermath of the devastating impact of serial killer Ray Prager (Romano Orzari) on the lives of its characters, anchored by Homicide Detective Mike Sweeney (Hugh Dillon, CBS` “Flashpoint”), his now estranged wife Audrey (Hélène Joy) and their traumatized teenage daughter Sadie (Laurence Leboeuf). While the true villain of the first season turned out to be Sweeney`s former high school classmate and new neighbor, the evil threat in the second season comes from a woman who develops a close bond with Mike, the brilliant, but deeply troubled forensic psychiatrist Pen Verrity (Michelle Forbes). Rejected by her husband and grieving for a daughter we can`t be certain she didn`t kill, she sets her sights on having Mike Sweeney – at any cost.
Leslie Chesloff, Executive Vice President, Programming, ION Media Networks states, “In season two, our protagonist is trying to keep his broken family together in the aftermath of a serial killer, while he is lured into an incredibly dangerous place by a seductive woman. Viewers will be on their seats wondering what Pen will do next, who she might target and whether Mike will realize the terrible threat she poses before it`s too late.”
Co-creator and Executive Producer Janis Lundman of Back Alley Films adds, “We think viewers will be intrigued by the new female villain, Michelle Forbes, who they will recognize from her portrayal of an equally menacing character on `True Blood.` In addition, they will be drawn into our hero`s struggle to heal his broken family and deal with the separation from his wife while he becomes increasingly drawn to this damaged woman.”
British Channel 4 asked the True Blood fans last week to send in their most burning questions for Stephen Moyer.
The interviews was conducted by Tom, Channel 4 web producer. True Blood airs on Channel 4 for on Wednesdays, 10pm.
Channel 4 gave The Vault an exclusive clip with footage that is not part of the interview. The question that is answered by Stephen was sent in by Billsbabe Billshuman.
I know our visitors are are all anticipating the return of True Blood with a new season next summer, but I didn’t dream that it was so far into production as Alan Ball explains below.
Scott Huver of TV Guide magazine interviewed Mr. Ball about Season 3 and he found out some really interesting things about where they are in the preparations.
PLEASE NOTE: SOME SPOILERS ABOUT SEASON 3 BELOW
After a wildly successful second season, True Blood executive producer Alan Ball says he and the cast and crew are already sinking their teeth into Season 3, promising that the sexy vampire thriller “just stays big and weird and fun.”
“After last season you would think things would sort of return to normal – but no, that’s not going to happen!” Ball told TV Guide Magazine. “No, there’s just as much weird stuff out there, and we’re going to meet some werewolves for the first time; we’re going to find out some roles vampires played in history, which is interesting and shocking and funny. It’s more of the same.”
I am looking at pictures of locations and looking at models of new sets and stuff, so we’re back,” said Ball. “I have four scripts that I am going, four first drafts, and I’m going over them and making some revisions with the writing staff, and we’ve already cast a major role: the vampire king of Mississippi, who’s going to be played by Dennis O’Hare, which I’m very, very excited about.” O’Hare’s a Tony-, Obie- and Drama Desk Award-winning actor best known to television audiences for his recurring role as Travis March on Brothers & Sisters.
While the rollercoaster relationship of Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) remains front and center, Ball revealed that several supporting characters will be sharing even more of the spotlight. “Definitely Eric has broken out and is a big important character now. Jessica and Hoyt are still trying to deal with everything that happened to them, and Arlene and Terry are going to have a little bit more of a life and more of a presence on the show.”
There’s also room for guest stars, like Evan Rachel Wood’s vampire queen of Louisiana. “She’ll be back,” promised Ball. “Maybe Zeljko Ivanek, who played the Magister in Season 1 – he might be back. And we do have a lot of fun new characters.”
Sam Trammell, who plays the hapless but heroic bar owner/changeling Sam Merlotte, added that Season 3 is “going to explore my relatives and the sort of sketchy, shapeshifter-y people in my family, and that’s going to be more torture for Sam. I’m sure they’re not going to be good people.” But will Sam’s still-burning torch for Sookie also be a source of torment? “Well, I hope he still has a shot with Sookie, but who knows? Probably not.”
Trammell said that the wildly enthusiastic response to Season 2 has left the actors “psyched” to return to work on Dec. 3. “We couldn’t believe the numbers that we got,” he said. “We were just sort of stunned. Yeah, we were kind of working in a bubble for most of last year and certainly year one, because it hadn’t come out. And now we know that people are really into it and on board, so we’re psyched to see they’ve written.”
The creative team hasn’t been overly stressed out about topping the all-out mayhem of Season 2. “We have a great head start in that we have these fantastic books that Charlaine Harris wrote,” said Ball. “It’s not like we have a blank slate and say ‘Oh my God, what are we going to do?’ So we’re using book three as the model for Season 3. And there’s nine of them and she publishes one every year, so I feel like ‘Just keep ‘em comin’.’
And while Ball admits he felt a twinge of worry when he found out about the real-life romance between stars Paquin and Moyer, he’s thrilled that the couple is rock-solid now that they’re engaged.
“When I first found out I was like ‘Uh-oh – no!’” he laughed. “But by now it’s very clear that it’s the real deal and they’re very, very happy. Anna said to me at a party, after I said ‘You look fantastic,’ she said ‘Well, I’m happy, and happier than I’ve ever been in my life and a lot of it is thanks to you.’ It’s great to know that. I just want everybody working on the show to be happy, and so far they are.