Sunday, June 20, 2010

True Blood Ep 2 spoilers: bring on the Nazi werewolves !

A few highlights, to give you an idea of what I'm talking about:
- -Nazi werewolves! No, seriously. There are several flashbacks to the Second World War, when charismatic Nordic vampire Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard, stealing virtually every scene he's in) is a Nazi officer, fighting the good fight on the side of truth, light and righteous justice.
- -Anna Paquin is marvellous as Sookie Stackhouse, walking so many fine lines it's dizzying to watch. When she tells Eric, "Don't you underestimate me," and he snaps back, "Don't you underestimate yourself," about five different reactions flood across her face. This is refined acting.
- -Jason Stackhouse isn't just dumb. He's a whole other level of dumb. But you already know that.
- -A new character, Russell Edgington, the self-described "Vampire King of Mississippi," rides to Bill Compton's rescue in the middle of the night on a white polo pony, looking ridiculous in a burgundy tuxedo with a New England school crest, muttering pleasantries like, "You drank ... from my guest?"
- -Another new character -- a cursing werewolf who answers to the name "Cooter" -- takes serious offence whenever someone mentions his name out loud. "Call me that again," he seethes, with paranoiac rage: "I (expletive) dare you."

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* "Operation Werewolf" refers to an German commando unit which fought at the end of World War II

** Sergeant Kinney", Caucasian or African-American, 20s. Sergeant Kinney appears in a flashback sequence to the German front of World War Two. He is a fresh-faced American soldier who is away from home for the first time. Though he is in a harsh and brutal environment, Sergeant Kinney somehow has a touch of naivete to him. While marching through Nazi Germany, he is approached by a frightened civilian German lady who begs for his help. He goes over to her to see if she is okay, but it turns out that this woman is actually a full-fledged Nazi, and he is met by a sudden attack. PRINCIPLE ROLE

The original casting call posted on Dec 3rd 2009

True Blood Season 3 Episode 2 Casting Call

True Blood’s second episode of season 3 is titled “Beautifully Broken” and was written by Raelle Tucker and directed by Scott Winant.

A casting call :

[CRYSTAL NORRIS] 20s.. Barefoot in a sundress, this mysterious and hauntingly beautiful young woman shares an electric connection with Jacob ( Jason!) before disappearing into the trees…no lines in this episode, 1 scene (50) VERY STRONG RECURRING

[MELINDA MICKENS] Female, 50s, dirt-poor, hung-over, trashy-looking, she wears stained clothes and lives in a shanty house styled in early dumpster. She has a mysterious link to Sam’s distant past…STRONG RECURRING (19)

[JOE LEE MICKENS] Male. 50s, Melinda’s husband, he’s a dirt poor, poorly educated man who is also amazed when he realizes Sam’s link to his wife’s early life…STRONG RECURRING (19)

[RUBY JEAN REYNOLDS] This African-American woman in her late 40s to early 50s is clearly deranged. Intensely religious and viciously homophobic, she’s being cared for in an elite private facility.sptv050769..6 lines, 1 scene (23)

[WERE-BITCH] FEMALE, 20s or 30s, NAKED, MUST SPEAK GERMAN. Seen in flashback to World War II, this naked, trembling German woman pleads for help, but suddenly and terrifying transforms…4 lines, 2 scenes (9)

[CALVIN NORRIS] This big, rugged, bare-chested man in his 40s is upset when the police arrive with a warrant to search his rundown trailer…2 lines, 1 scene in this episode; STRONG RECURRING (50)

[FEMALE REPORTER] This attractive female reporter interviews the authorities about some recent “animal” attacks…2 speeches, 2 scenes (25)

[SHANE AND KRIS] These two drunk, lowlife hillbillies incite Tara’s fury with their disrespect for one recently dead. When Shane refuses to apologize, Tara proceeds to beat him up…4 lines, 1 scene; 1 line, 1 scene respectively (51)

[SGT. KINNEY] Seen in flashback to World War II (Germany 1945), this baby-faced American G.I. in his 20s stops to assist a distressed German woman — and gets a terrifying surprise…2 lines, 2 scenes (8)

[CREEPY BIKER] This biker/werewolf menaces Sookie, but just might find she’s not the easy victim he anticipated…1 line, 1 scene (21) MAY RECUR.