Crazy days ahead in su­per­nat­u­ral fi­nale

A new trailer for True Blood has plenty to tempt view­ers, writes Der­rik J. Lang

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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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