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Alexander Skarsgard: 'True Blood' Renewed for Season 7!

Alexander Skarsgard: 'True Blood' Renewed for Season 7!

Great news for True Blood fans – the show has been renewed for its seventh season!

The new season of the hit HBO vampire series, which stars Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, and Joe Manganiello, will debut in summer 2014.

True Blood remains a signature show for HBO, and a true phenomenon with our viewers,” HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo said in a statement. “Thanks to [executive producer/showrunner] Brian Buckner and his talented team, the show continues to be a thrill ride like nothing else on TV.”

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    at every wack turn in last night’s episode i would stand up, make a big jump to one side, then skate around the livingroom with my hand at my forehead in shark fin formation.

    my fiancé thought it was hilarious. i think it’s just a fact. :-(

  • Danni

    The show as always been uber campy, you really cant take anything on it seriously. Truthfully, the only good season was the first. It’s gone done progressively ever since. However, this season is an improvement over last, which was the worst.

  • Pauline

    DAMN CANNOT WAIT FOR IT ! Ive been addicted to this show the second I’ve seen it ! Oh yea

  • Charlene

    Not watching if the “major character” they kill off this season is Eric.(I think the actor in RL only signed a 6 year contract); they can kill off anyone else, but without him, I’m done….

  • Strange

    Great news !! Loving the show .Better than last .

  • hmmmmmmm

    Good news!

  • maría

    great news!and hope alexander skarsgard get a big big paycheck.he is the star of this show and hbo know it

  • ferdinand

    Excellent news! Season 6 has been a great improvement for that train wreck they called Season 5.

    Last two episodes have been phenomenal and I really expect the show to keep up like this.

  • Danielle

    @Danni: i agree. Last season was dissaponting but this one is getting better… Last night’s episode was great!

  • Diliana von Bork

    Sad News. I hate TB.

  • maría

    @Diliana von Bork: then dont see it.enough of people thinking that is awful show but seeing and complying about.

  • Diane

    Has always been a fun show, does not take itself too damn serious like so many others. For those just complaining, simple, don’t watch. Find something else to bitch about :)

  • Diane

    @Charlene: He signed a seven year contract, just like everyone else.

  • Diliana von Bork

    @maría: I DON’T watch it. Don’t worry, I only watched 1 or 2 episodes. Why I can’t say I hate it? People can say they love it, I can say I hate it.

  • Juliet

    I don’t understand this show’s hype, I thought it’d come to an end soon.

  • maría

    @Diliana von Bork: everybody can say what they want but if you dont see the show how can you criticize?i cant talk about shows i dont not serius.and if a show is awful i prfer search something that i like more.

  • Diliana von Bork

    @maría: I don’t understand you. First you say I should not watch it, now you say I can’t say anything if I don’t watch it… Why should I watch one season or more if I didn’t even like the first two episodes? I don’t like the acting, I don’t like those ridiculous fangs, there’s nothing likable.
    “everybody can say what they want” Everybody but me, right? It’s just my opinion.

  • mforman

    I think this season has finally made the return to why we all fell in love with the show in the first place.
    The last two episodes have been amazing and I hope that is how the season continues. In my opinion it is Pam (I cannot believe I am saying this) that is going to meet her true death, somehow that seems the logical way to go.
    Whatever happens, without Alan Ball the show has just gotten better and better and I cannot wait for the rest of this season and for next.

  • Canuck

    I’m happy for all of the cast. Nice for them to know they’ll all have paychecks coming in for another year.

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  • Cadulech

    It was my hope that Alexander Skårsgard could leave True Blood :( Why he can’t? Love the show but not that is in Hollywood with all the creepy things involved in that environment.

  • ladybug

    @Cadulech: Even when TB ends he’ll still be spending time in HW, since that’s still movie making capital of the world. And the ‘creepy environment’ is actually pretty easily avoidable, if you make an effort.

    @Charlene: the ‘major’ character that will be killed off is probably going to be human. Bets are on Laffy or Jason. (I don’t consider Terry to be major). Though I don’t rule out some supporting vamps dying as well. And they could probably kill off/ignore the weres and I’m not sure most people would notice.

    @mforman: Pam will probably survive. I think if there is a ‘major’ vamp death it’d more likely to be Jess.

  • chelle

    @ladybug: I hope neither die they are the best….. WTF us up with Alcide??? He’s being like super douche this season. He wasn’t my favorite but he at least was a nice guy. Now I just want to punch him in the face

  • Mini

    Alex and new GF in Sweden

  • Truebl

    Dont know who the women is very pretty if she is someone he likes but if you check the vids out he doesn’t look all that best pleased with his mates recording there adventure I am not looking, I am not talking, I am not here he goes to sweden to get away from being documented ……

  • ladybug

    @chelle: If memory serves me correctly, TB hasn’t killed off any major/lead character that’s been there from the beginning. They’ve killed of very minor characters that were there from the beginning, and major guest characters, but not leads.
    The character of Alcide has become terribly douchey, much like Joe M.

  • Cafélady

    …*sigh*…so here we are again with the dating/gf speculations…I guess, it would be weird, if he wouldn’t meet friends during his vacation at home…and these people bring in (into the group) sometimes additional friends etc…I wish they would give him this little free time – and no unnecessary specs…at least during vacation. Aside of this; the woman reminds me a little of Josephine Bornebusch (she was his castmate in “the dog trick”) and is also from stockholm. Not that it would be important who the woman actual now is.

    I’m pretty sure, that he also meets old colleagues/friends (male as well as female) from earlier, when he is in sweden – which would be totally normal. And I would say, it’s also normal to socialize with other people during vacation/free time. The poor guy can not even talk/smile to a waitress for instance, without an instantly harvest of speculations *eye roll* – really, what do the people expect? That he lives like an friar with an vow of silence, or something similar?

    And btw. both (alex and fares) doesn’t look really amused about that – which is also understandable.
    I would say, this wasn’t really necessary – to post this pic/vid.

    Really – let him just enjoy the less free time who he has!

  • hmmmmmmm

    @Cafélady- Well I’ll speculate based on the fact that he isn’t a friar with an vow of silence. LOL. The vid is just like any other vid that is posted by friends hanging out. If he is bothered by it (which I don’t think he is that much because it really isn’t showing much) then it’s up to him to talk up in the mean time, I would love to hang where there are hanging.

    Oh, she is very pretty.

  • maría

    i have a feeling that the major death will be pam, the video shows eric front the bloody crystal and the blood seems to be on the eric side and if has blood in his face.

  • Cadulech

    I know what you mean of “I am in Sweden to get way”….
    Think they are soon to go to Iceland (i hope so deep) now that season 7 will start film that would let him less months of rest :(

  • ladybug

    @maría: If she were to die, it would be major. But for whatever reason I don’t think it’s her. Plus, during the event prior to the first episode there were several hints that it was a major human character, which leads back to Jason or Lafayette.

    @Cadulech: He’s got plenty of time to rest, TB won’t start filming again until November, if it’s 12 episodes, or January if it’s 10.

  • chelle

    @ladybug: I, will be super pissed if they kill off Pam!!!! I couldn’t see Eric doing that considering the relationship they have.

  • ladybug

    @chelle: There are so many red herrings regarding the death, you could think that it’s any number of characters. Which is what TB wants you to think, especially after the last episode. Me, I don’t think it’s Pam. It’s not Eric. At least not at each other’s hands/stakes.
    I think it’s Laffy. But it could be Jason. I’m not sure if Nora, Willa or Jess, or Tara will be alive at the end of the season. I’m thinking at least one Newlin doesn’t survive.
    They keep saying at least one ‘major’ character dies. But what does TB mean by ‘major’?

  • Macy

    Dear god I hope it’s Alcide. Joe is so obnoxious and they totally ruined that character with bad dialogue and even worse acting.

  • ladybug

    @Macy: Does Alcide count as major? Or human? And would we notice if he just disappeared? They don’t even have to kill him. #snark

  • hmmmmmmm

    For some reason I think Arlene days are numbered.

  • ladybug

    @hmmmmmmm: They might be, it’s been mentioned on some Tumblr sites that she might die trying to save Terry.
    And she is from the beginning of the show. But is she truly major? Would she fit this criteria:

    “I obviously can’t say who it is, but I was definitely surprised when I found out,” Michael admitted, adding that the shocking death “changes the tone of the show” entirely.

  • hmmmmmmm

    @ladybug- okay, going by that statement I go with Jason then. Maybe his last hurrah to save Sookie and Jessica.

  • Macy

    Hmm, well that link doesn’t actually specifiy that the person dying is a human. It just questions whether or not it will be a vampire. It could be any one of Jason, Pam, Jessica, Sam or Tara but I doubt they’ll kill off any of the big three. As for Terry or Arlene, well they’re not major characters, but you never know. TB made it sound like Chris Meloni was going to be a major character last season and he was killed off after a few episodes.

  • ladybug

    @Macy: That one doesn’t, but there are interviews from a month ago where it’s implied it’s a human:

    “One of our principal characters will not make it all the way through the season,” new showrunner Brian Bucker tells Rolling Stone. “We’re going to stop to grieve them, and try to tell the more human side of the supernatural stories we’re telling.”

    Maybe this is the season they finally pare down the regular cast, and recurring guests, so you could have the ‘major’ character die, plus some others like Arlene, or Laffy or Nora or (crosses fingers and toes) Alcide?
    I don’t want them to go all Game of Thrones, but it might not be a bad thing to streamline stories and characters.

  • Canuck

    @ladybug: “The more human side ofmthe supernatural stories we’re telling” sounds to me as if they are making the Supes more human by invoking “human tragedy” storylines.

    But… They also, aid that it would affect BT, which would imply a BT native.

  • ladybug

    @Canuck: They’re being crafty about their wording, regarding whether it’s a supe or a human. But yes, it almost has to be Bon Temps native, so basically Jess, Tara, Laffy, Jason in terms of characters that could be considered principal. Sam as well, but I have low down on the possible to die list, at least right now.

  • Cafélady

    @hmmmmmmm: #28 …no, thankfully he isn’t a friar, but an very talented actor… :)
    …and of course we would love to hang where they are hanging – who wouldn’t? ;)
    Yes, sure, she is pretty – but both has nothing to do with what I’ve said. I could only imagine, that it must be pesky sometimes to him, if people who are apparently a random part of his group, make constantly unexpected pics and vids when it is obviously that the whole thing was thought as an more private trip. That was all. At least, that was my impression – and I also had the impression, that he wasn’t really excited about that.
    I presume, even if he don’t google his name etc. then nevertheless he knows (by managment, PR-people etc) exactly that some people will post such pics/vids in the net. And I think, this is surely bothering sometimes – and anyway when he just want to enjoy his vacation in sweden.

    @ladybug: I can’t watch the new season – for obvious reasons. But I swear – I’m really angry when they would kill pam. Aside of eric, she is one of the most interesting charas to me – and I love to discover more and more about their relationship.
    Apart from that, it’s hard to decide who the “major chara who has to die this season” could be. They’ve changed so much in comparison to the books, that it could be almost everyone of the cast (except the main-charas eric, sookie, bill and jason of course). Yes, I don’t believe it could be Jason – but all the others could be a candidate, I think.

  • Macy

    I’ve got to agree with Canuck there. It sounds to me like it’s a supe and they’re going to show the humanity in that person. Might be Jess or Tara, or even Sam. Then again, it could very easily be a smokeshow like they’ve done in the past.

  • ladybug

    @Macy: The original title of E7 was The Funeral. Now since it’s TB, that could be misleading. But would you hold a funeral for a vamp? I suppose you could do it for a vat of goo, like Talbot in A Jar from S3, but unlikely, since there’s a vamp/human war going on.
    Laffy, though a medium, is still more human than supe. I count Sam as a supe, so I guess we could put him in the supe rather than human category, if that’s how they’re doing it. But would Laffy’s death change the tone?

    @Cafélady: Regarding Jason, there has been plenty of Tumblr speculation that he dies this season. Honestly, the storylines for both he and Laffy aren’t as interesting as they used to be, though Jason’s so far is a bit more interesting than Laffy’s.
    But they are playing up the possibility of several characters dying, including Jason’s. If you’ve not read detailed synopsis I’m not going to spoil it for you, but Jason could definitely die, they’ve set the stage for it, in more than one way, if that’s how they go. And his death would change the tone of the series, at least briefly.
    But there is also a spoiler concerning ‘a death that doesn’t take’ coming up as well, so you could also throw Sookie into that mix.

  • Cafélady

    @ladybug: …well, if you say so – then I guess it could be, that also jason could be a candidate. But somehow I thought they wouldn’t do that – as long as sookie is the main-chara. But on the other hand – regarding that they’ve changed so much (compared to the books), so it seems like as if nothing is absolutely sure here. Oh, and I have no problem with spoilers – if that would be the case, then I had to avoid ANY sites who could talk about the new season. I will watch it anyway – sooner or later. No matter how much spoilers I could read.
    So you would also play with the possibility of an possible movie-death of sookie? I don’t know…(*doubtingly glance*)…I know it is also a possible speculation because anna is a mom now…but somehow – I think not even hbo would go that far, to kill the protagonist of the series. Although the show hasn’t much to do with the books anymore – meanwhile. So even I wouldn’t bet on it (that it couldn’t happen).

  • aussiefan

    .. They could do a BTVS and kill Sookie and then somehow bring her back ..I apologize for the BTVS reference lol

  • ladybug

    @Cafélady: I think the three leads are safe from the true death for now. But aussiefan maybe on the right track, they could do something similar to Buffy, especially her first ‘death’. Buffy’s first death was by drowning, which is what a possessed Laffy is trying to do to Sookie. That scenario also sets up a possible Laffy death. Of course, this could all be a feint.

    Jason is a principle character, but he’s not a lead. So he could die, change the tone but not the overall story arc as far as his involvement.

  • Macy

    I don’t know, I think it’s mostly a ruse. They’ve done this kind of thing before and built it up and then it’s been not much of anything. I can see a funeral for Sam, Laffy, Jess, and Tara because they all have human family members….well not Sam, but you know what I mean. Jess’s dad was a minister or something if I recall, so I can see him perhaps having a funeral for her. It would change the tone because Bill’s only progeny would be dead. Same for Tara with Pam, and she is Sookie’s best friend, etc. Who knows? It’s probably someone stupid like Arlene.


    Alexander Skarsgard was arrested by police

    When Alexander Skarsgard was visiting Stockholm, he looked forward to a fun party night at Stureplan. But it was not really the star intended. The evening ended with fights and police grip.

    That was two weekends ago that the Swedish Hollywood hunk was in Stockholm to visit family and friends.

    And on Saturday, it was time to party.

    An eyewitness tells Us handed what he looked Skarsgard, 36, getting into fights, right on Stureplan.

    - My friends and I stood outside the club Sture Companiet and suddenly we hear someone screaming. When we look, we see someone keep a firm grip on the other guy. People dropped to right and left.

    Eyewitness and the other party happy people did not see at first that it was Skarsgård who took hold of the other person.

    - The police ran there immediately. Then we saw that it was Skarsgård. The police led him out of the peloton, but there were no angry faces from Skarsgård page. He was calm.

    The actor will according to the witness to have said “That’s my buddy, we dummade us alone” to the police.

    Many international celebrities have visited Stockholm in recent weeks. The other week was both Zlatan Ibrahimovic , 31, and Joel Kinnaman , 33, in the capital.