Friday, June 10, 2011

Oh Canada and PSA Friday!

Canadian Season 4 Promo.

Fresh from Rolling Stone . I remember reading last year about Alan Ball getting involved in other projects so this isn't a surprise. I agree he has a great group of writers, cast and directors to handle the show far into the future.

The Season of the Witch: 'True Blood' Delves Into Dark Magic and Past Lives

Out of the Past: Season Four reveals more of Vampire Bill's (Moyer) history.
John P. Johnson/HBO
Poor Sookie Stackhouse. When we last saw Louisiana's sexiest telepathic waitress, she was devastated to learn that her lover, Vampire Bill, had been ordered to seduce Sookie (Anna Paquin). It didn't matter that Bill (Paquin's husband, Stephen Moyer) had fallen in love with her – the betrayal was real. And so Sookie is poised to fall into the arms of Vampire Eric, played by Alexander Skarsgård.
If a love triangle between vampires and a small-town waitress sounds over-the-top, then you probably weren't one of the 11.8 million viewers who watched the True BloodSeason Three finale. "It's easy to wonder, 'Oh, who is Sookie gonna pick?' " says Alan Ball, the show's creator. "I know it's female wish fulfillment, but it's also like, 'Well, who gets the prize?' All the vampires are going, 'She's mine, she's mine,' but why should she be anybody's? Why shouldn't they be hers? Why do men always get to make all the rules?"
This article appears in the June 23, 2011 issue of Rolling Stone. The issue is available now on newsstands and in the online archive.
Whatever Sookie's choice proves to be, she will also certainly be contending with a coven of witches who arrive to wreak havoc in town. "The big thing this year is witchcraft," says Ball, "and looking at how, in our world, certain humans are able to access magic."
"We've got witches, Wiccans and warlords, all things that begin with 'w' and are quite a dark influence," says Moyer.
Season Four also promises to have lots more glimpses into the distant pasts of the immortal characters. "There's some great historical flashbacks this season," says Moyer, whose character is 173 years old and fought in the Civil War. "We go way back in history in order to move the story along. There's a quite surprising flashback that takes Bill back to a place where I really wasn't expecting him to have been."
Ball is sanguine about how many seasons of the schlocky, sexually charged soap opera he has left in him. "I am negotiating for a season past this one," he says. "But I don't believe True Blood is 100 percent dependent on my participation. It has a very strong following and a really strong cast, and there could be a future where I step back and the show would continue."
In the meantime, though, Sookie, Eric and Bill undoubtedly have a lot more sucking,schtupping and killing to do. "That's part of the appeal," says Ball. "In a very safe environment, you can vicariously feel the power that one might feel if one were to solve one's problems in such a brutal way." is the original source of the promo video up top.

The weekend is shaping up to be full of True Blood, wouldn't have it any other way.

MTV's Hollywood Crush always has good articles, vids info for TB, go to the link to watch.
Fellow "True Blood" fans: We all know that #WaitingSucks. That's HBO's clever tagline for all of us suffering from major Bon Temps longings, in case you're not already familiar. Although the premiere is still a couple weeks away (June 26, to be exact), lucky for you and me, HBO has gifted us with the most wonderful treat for those most in need of a "True Blood" fix: an EXCLUSIVE video message from Ryan Kwanten!!
Click on the clever video below and prepare to delighted.

First, it must be noted that instead of hearing Ryan deliver his syrupy Louisiana drawl, we get to hear his much more swoonworthy Australian accent.
"If you tell your girlfriend you don't mind that she's a werepanther and you love her all the same, you're probably crazy," Ryan says to camera in the opening lines of the video. "And you are definitely suffering from TBW: True Blood Withdrawal."
This is followed by the start of a melodramatic piano soundtrack playing in the background, which brings a sense of tongue-in-cheek gravity and authenticity to the PSA-ness of Ryan's announcement.
"Hi, I'm Ryan Kwanten from HBO's 'True Blood,'" he says. "HBO has created It's a place where Bon Temps addicts can come together to satisfy their 'True Blood' cravings, holding them over until the premiere on Sunday, June 26. You can watch clips, talk about the upcoming fourth season, or discuss who was the best high school football player in Bon Temps history," he says, before whispering the answer. "It's Jason."
"," he says in summary and conclusion. "[It] makes waiting suck a lot less."
How cute is this? Both Ryan and the brilliant folks at HBO who came up with this idea? Why can't June 26 come faster?!!?!? Don't forget to click play on the second PSA below, which includes the entire cast (sans Alexander Skarsgård, sadly).

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