Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Finally Some Season 5 News!

Our little therapeutic group received some much needed support last night, not from George Hamilton's Drac but he did look good in "Love at First Bite", didn't he?  I was a lazy sod so didn't get to it till now, desole. We have casting news from a few different sources, let's start with the one from EW.

Creator Alan Ball and his team of scribes have put out a casting call for someone to play Nora, a beautiful and intelligent 25-to-35 something who plays a double agent within the Vampire Authority. What’s even better than that? She’s got a big history with Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) because she’s a progeny of Godric. Nora will be a series regular role that may (or may not) involve a little nudity. (It IS True Blood, after all).
Meanwhile, Co-Executive Producer Raelle Tucker told EW that they’ll include a “very significant, strong, mysterious woman at the center of one of our main stories next year … a very familiar and compelling character. It may be someone you’ve heard of before.” Especially if you’ve read the Bible: The True Blood team also put out the call for someone to play Salome, as in THE Salome, daughter of Herodias, from the good book. She’s a powerful ancient vampire (hmm, don’t remember that part from the New Testament) and a world-class seductress who’s also a little mad. So she’ll fit right into Bon Temps.

This is from the IMDB queen of spoilers (for other shows too) Rhoswen7
Start Date: Late November / Late December
Location: L.A.

[SALOME] 20 to 40. THE Salome from the Bible. Dark haired with dark features, exotic looking, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and /or African. An ancient vampire who is a world class seductress and fiercely intelligent. She also has quite a lot of madness in her. She is the most powerful person in every way yet capable of hiding this power when it serves her purposes. Series Regular. Possible nudity.
[NORA] 25 to 35. Beautiful, any race, centuries old. A double agent working within the Vampire Authority. Eric's vampire "sister" - a progeny of Godric. Intelligent, intimidating, cool under pressure and a very good liar. She loves Eric deeply, but has dedicated her life to a higher purpose. Series Regular. Possible nudity.

[SALOME] may be the same vampire as the one from this August casting notice:
TRUE BLOOD (New Series Regular)
Start Date: Mid-November
Location: L.A.
[NEW FEMALE VAMPIRE] 19 to 30s. A dangerous female seductress. Must be smoking hot! Nudity required.

 It's been implied that Eric has connections in the Vampire Authority (He'd said so to Nan). I guess now we know who that is.
Godric was old enough to have made several progeny, so Eric having a sister doesn't bother me. Besides, it's another excuse to have more Godric scenes (which I know will irritate some people who think that once someone's dead they should stay dead), and I'm a Godric fan, so the possibility of him appearing again makes me happy.

I wonder where this Godric progeny was when Godric was in Texas, lol, it even sounds absurd that he was in politics doesn't it? The talk is that Nora might be Judith from the books. I only have read up to book 9 but Bill's "sis" doesnt show up till book 10 so I have no info on her, I'll see what is being said around the web and post here.
Here's a repost of the interview Raelle did after the finale, also with EW Season 5 preview-
Since the citizens of Bon Temps dropped like flies (RIP Jesus, Marnie, Nan, and possibly Tara) onTrue Blood‘s surprising finale, season 5 will introduce fresh meat and showcase some familiar faces. “There will be a very significant, strong, mysterious woman at the center of one of our main stories next year,” says co-executive producer Raelle Tucker. “That will be a very familiar and compelling character. It may be someone you’ve heard of before.” We will also once again visit the fairy world touched upon at the beginning of season 4. Says Tucker, “Season 5 will explore more fairies, new fairies, fairies in a way you haven’t really seen fairies. We will all, as well as Sookie, come to understand fairies more than in previous seasons.”
Scott Foley’s Patrick, who we met in the finale, will bring trouble to Terry (Todd Lowe) and Arlene (Carrie Preston). Says Tucker, “His arc has to do with Terry’s past coming back to haunt Bon Temps and Arlene and their life they’re trying to set up together.” The identity of the wolf seen growling at Sam (Sam Trammell) in the final moments will be revealed — and, according to Tucker, is “someone you have never met before.” Tucker, who wrote the season finale, won’t confirm, though, if said werewolf is Alcide’s (Joe Manganiello) father, Jackson, who is featured in book 5 of Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels. The unearthed King of Mississippi, Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare), will be back. “Russell is not dead,” says Tucker. “It’s safe to assume the king of Mississippi is not gone for good.” Also look for former Fellowship of the Sun leader — and now vampire — Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian).  Teases Tucker, “I will say that Steve’s reason for returning to Jason is not at all what you expect.”
Then there’s Sookie, who blew off three supernatural hunks to be alone. Fans of Eric (Alexander SkarsgĂ„rd) and Sookie’s romance will be sad to know that her independent streak will continue next year. “While there will always be romance in Sookie’s life, Sookie at the moment is choosing herself over all of them,” reveals Tucker. “I think that will continue to play into season 5.“ At least there’s the potential for a new bromance — or a Thelma & Louise-style fugitive friendship — between Eric and Bill (Stephen Moyer) now that they’ve killed Nan Flanagan (Jessica Tuck). Teases Tucker, “The consequences of their actions in the finale are going to chase them for a while next year.”
Thanks to Swoonworthy.net, more love for PeeWee!
The Daily Mail is saying Cat Deely and Michael McMillian broke up already, that was fast.
Just the True Blood bits from an interview Askars did with Bullett Mag-
In what ways has your experience on True Blood been different from those of the films you've been shooting?
I was worried it would get redundant—that was my fear when I started the show—but the writing is so good. If I do a play or a movie, I have the script, and I can see where it’s going, how the story will evolve and how my character will grow. True Blood was completely different, obviously. I was like, How the fuck will I sustain this? What will happen in two, three, four years? Will I be like, Ugh, I’m so over this guy?
It’s a bit of a double-edged sword. You want the show to have continued success, and you owe much of your mainstream popularity to it, but it’s also a huge commitment.
Absolutely. And, of course, I’ve missed out on some amazing opportunities because we shoot for seven months of the year. I’ve been offered some fantastic projects, but if they don’t fit into the window of our five-month hiatus, then I have to decline. That’s just the nature of the beast. I was disappointed, of course, but I’m so fortunate to be working on True Blood. Plus, I have two more years on the contract and then I can freelance if I want.
How does that work?
I signed a six-year contract, so they have the option to keep me for those six years if they want.
If you decided to leave at the end of your contract, they’d have to find a way to kill off your character—but he’s already dead.
[Laughs.] It’s true! By the same token, they’re not obligated to use you for the full six years. I could be written out of the show at any time, although I hope I’m not! I love my character. I loved his storyline this year, the stuff I got to do on the show, and the phenomenal people I work with. Plus, I do get time off every year so I can go home and see my family in Sweden. Last year I shotMelancholia, which was one of the most amazing experiences. I did [Peter Berg’s] Battleship right after that, which was also a great experience but completely different obviously. Each season, I come back to True Blood refreshed and excited to be there.
It’s pretty uncommon that costars on a show get along so well.
It feels so cheesy, but it’s true. You always hear actors who are like, "We love each other." But the vibe on True Blood really is that fucking awesome. There are no egos and we really care about each other.
From last week's Hampton International Film Festival-

The Vault has a report from Ringcon in Germany, wow look how hot Allen Hyde looks as his real blonde self! Whole story and more pics of Nelsan and Sam at the link.
Photo from Carrie's upcoming appearance on the "Good Wife" Source
Carrie Talks to Huffpo about nudity on the show and her magic bra.
Vampires have never looked sexier than on HBO's "True Blood," but now Carrie Preston is spilling the beans, revealing that we shouldn’t believe everything we see on TV.
"Luckily I managed to keep a few threads of clothing on,” Carrie tells me on the set of my HDNet talk show "Naughty But Nice with Rob." “I wouldn’t say no to it, but we have a little false advertising situation going on with me because they give me quite the bust line ... It’s called a hydraulic lift [laughs]. No, they have several layers of chicken cutlets and bras but my character is larger than life, so that makes sense.”
Carrie jokes that she’s not the only member of what seems to be an always naked cast that gets help looking so sexy; however, she does insist that Alexander Skarsgard’s butt is really all him.
“You have to wear certain things to cover up certain things so it is very sanitary. But there is [a] sock, I must say,” Carrie explains. “I’m so lucky I don’t have to worry about the Adam and Eve and the socks and all of that. I am the funny character! I just have to be funny.
And have you ever wondered where all that blood comes from? Carrie tells me it's dyed syrup, which actually tastes pretty good.
“I like to call it the 'True Blood Comedy Whore Vampire Porn Variety Show,' " laughs Carrie. “That just sums it up!”

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