Crazy days ahead in supernatural finale
A new trailer for True Blood has plenty to tempt viewers, writes Derrik J. Lang
THERE’S more supernatural wackiness in store for the sex-crazed residents of Bon Temps. HBO has released a new trailer for True Blood teasing the remaining episodes of the vampire series’ fifth season.
The fast-moving footage showed Lafayette (played by Nelsan Ellis) channelling spirits, newbie vampire Tara (Rutina Wesley) as a burlesque dancer, Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) going wild and Bill (Stephen Moyer) sucking down on Sookie (Anna Paquin).
True Blood actors Paquin, Moyer, Wesley and Woll were joined by their co-stars Alexander Skarsgard, Christopher Meloni, Kristin Bauer, Australian Ryan Kwanten, Sam Trammell, Joe Manganiello, and executive producer Alan Ball for a highenergy panel attended by more than 4000 fans at Comic Con, in San Diego.
Other than the spoilery footage, the cast kept the biggest secrets about the current season under wraps. Paquin called the final scene in the fifth season finale ‘‘very, very crazy’’, while Ball hinted the audience will learn more about Sookie’s parents, and there would be three new romances.
‘‘There’s also a lot of people having sex, but those don’t really count as romances,’’ Ball adds. The panel descended into a howling frenzy several times during the hour-long presentation, including when Magic Mike co-star Manganiello empowered Ball and new cast member Meloni to perform the ‘‘body roll’’ stripper move, and when Kwanten was dared to walk on his hands across the stage in the San Diego Convention Centre.
The panel ended with a standing ovation for Ball, who is stepping down as the showrunner of True Blood next season.
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