Thursday, May 27, 2010

'True Blood' gets an infusion for Season 3: Werewolves

From USA Today- one of the first really good and interesting articles I've read about Season 3 !

LOS ANGELES — True Blood is getting new blood.

Werewolves, to be exact, will join the peculiar world of vampires, shape-shifters and mind readers who spice up the third-season HBO drama, returning June 13 (9 ET/PT).

"It's just another element added to the supernatural craziness of it all," says Anna Paquin, who plays the telepathic Sookie Stackhouse. "There's no way you can ever get bored on a show like this. When you think you've seen it all and done it all, something weirder and wilder comes out of the woodwork."

Weirder and wilder should provide an infusion of Oh! positive for an avid fan base that more than doubled during Blood's second season to 5 million viewers for each episode's first broadcast. Adding in replay, DVR and on-demand viewing, Blood ranks second only to The Sopranos among HBO series in total viewership.

The thirst for Blood may be unquenchable. Fan site reports more than four times as many visitors in the past 30 days as in the corresponding period in 2009.

Why do fans respond so strongly? "Part of us yearns for the muck of the primal," says series creator and executive producer Alan Ball. "We still have part of us that feels in awe of nature and all of the stuff that is bigger and scarier than us. ... I think True Blood has evolved into a show that can feed that desire, that incorporates fear, terror, sex and transcendent behavior in a way that's really entertaining and funny at the same time."

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True Blood’s Season 2 Soundtrack is now available!

Can’t get enough Sookie Stackhouse? Good because we want to give away a True Blood 2 Soundtrack to the biggest True Blood fan! We feel it is a great record – as it features Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan, Beck and more, so we’re celebrating by offering you an opportunity to win a True Blood Prize Pack, which includes the following:

*One copy of the True Blood Season 2 Soundtrack
*One DVD copy of True Blood Season 2

Once you’ve spun the CD or DVD a couple of times and picked your favorite song, check out the official True Blood 2 Fanbase Widget.

Also, be sure to visit True Blood on Facebook, Twitter, and Elektra Records Twitter.

1. Howlin’ For My Baby (Feat. Jordan Hudson & Mike Coykendall) - M. Ward
2. Evil (Is Going On) -Jace Everett & CC Adcock
3. Bad Blood – Beck
4. How To Become Clairvoyant – Robbie Robertson
5. Shake And Fingerpop – Jr. Walker & The All Stars
6. Frenzy – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
7. Kiss Like Your Kiss – Lucinda Williams with Elvis Costello
8. Gasoline And Matches – Buddy And Julie Miller
9. You Did (Bomp Shooby Dooby Bomp) – Chuck Prophet
10. You’re Gonna Miss Me – The 13th Floor Elevators
11. Fresh Blood – Eels
12. The Forgotten People (Bon Temps Remix) – Thievery Corporation
13. New World In My View – King Britt & Sister Gertrude Morgan
14. Beyond Here Lies Nothin’ – Bob Dylan

'True Blood' charity auction: Want to go to the L.A. premiere and after party?

HBO's "True Blood" is definitely paving its way to heaven with its good deeds (though hell may be more their style).

On the heels of their charity auction for a walk-on role on the series, HBO is now auctioning off two tickets to the Los Angeles premiere and after party. Forget about just rubbing elbows! There are so many other options! Just sayin'.

Valued at $10,000, currently the bidding is at $1,500. The winner will get two tickets to the premiere at L.A.'s Cinerama Dome and two passes at the killer club, Boulevard 3, on Tuesday, June 8.
Proceeds benefit the Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, a nonprofit pediatric medical center.

To place your bid and for all the details, check out

Calling 'True Blood' Fans: Win Tix to Relive it on the Big Screen...and more

TrueBlood is headed to the big screen -- and you could win tickets to be there!

Before the premiere of TrueBlood season 3, HBO is hosting simultaneous fan events at 50 movie theaters around the country. The events will take place this coming Tuesday June 1. Each event will include a screening of the finale of season 2 before a live satellite interview with Alan Ball, creator of the series, and the entire cast. The Q&A will also be streaming live on at midnight EST.

We have tickets available for locations all over the country - so if you want to relive Sookie Stackhouse's Merlotte's short shorts and Evan Rachel Wood's lesbian vampire queen on the big screen don't miss out on your chance to win!

For more information and to enter to win tickets to one of the screenings, click here!

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Some sizzling True Blood spoilers from creator Alan Ball

Alan Ball has a promise for True Blood viewers. The characters in his randy, violent, supernatural series aren't going to experience long-term happiness anytime soon.

"Here's the thing about happiness: It's great in our lives, but it's not really that interesting to watch on television," said creator Ball, whose series is about to premiere its third season on HBO on June 13.

Ball feels season three is "the best season yet." Along with the "fantastic core cast," several new regulars will be introduced this season, as well as a number of impressive guest stars, such as Alfre Woodard, who plays Lafayette's mother. Beyond that, "We are dealing with some new supernatural creatures. ... It has just been a really fun, exciting season to put together, and I just have really, really high hopes for it. ... I can't give anything away."

Well, actually he did give some things away ... like these nine spoilers ... (And between the spoilers you'll find most of HBO's clever posters.)

1. The Shifters and the Weres: This season will take us into "the shape-shifter world and the were world. They are two different kinds of creatures with a lot of similarities," said Ball. On the were side, "There are a handful of werewolves, the main ones being Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello), his ex-girlfriend Debbie Pelt (Brit Morgan), [and] a couple of werewolves named Coot and Gus, who are Grant Bowler and Don Swayze."

On the shifter side, "Sam Merlotte [Sam Trammell] is going to meet his biological family. He is going to go on a journey to find his birth family and is going to be successful in that regard." Joining the cast is Marshall Allman, who plays Tommy Mickens, Sam's brother, who may or may not be a shape-shifter.

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True Blood IS Going GAY! from Perez

From Flgirl by way of Perez

Bill and Sam ...??

‘True Blood’ Season 2 Blu-ray and Social Media

A little more on the social media value built into the new Blu-ray version of True Blood Season 2

HBO Video’s May 25th release of True Blood: The Complete Second Season isn’t the first Blu-ray Disc to include Facebook and Twitter features. But it may be the best.

The discs allow users to post to Twitter and Facebook in real-time while watching episodes and even select certain scenes to post to Facebook. Conversely, up-to-the-minute “True Blood” Facebook page and Twitter news can be fed into the discs while fans are watching.

“Our ‘True Blood’ fans are so active on Facebook that it made a lot of sense to connect BD Live to Facebook,” said Sofia Chang, SVP of marketing for HBO Video. “By providing such a robust experience as we did on ‘True Blood’ Live Feed, we engage those fans on a deeper and personalized level while simultaneously allowing them to share it all with their friends.”

Additionally, the more a fan watches the season, the more easter eggs and virtual gifts they can earn.

There’s more: While watching the series, users can decide which “True Blood” group they wish to join, including Vampire, Fellowship of the Sun and Follower of Dionysus. The viewing experience is then tailored to that group.

Lastly, hardcore fans can use a picture of themselves that can be transformed based on the “True Blood” group they select. For those that choose Vampire, the more they watch, the more pale (and bloody) the picture gets.

Blu-ray exclusive features:
-Character Perspectives: Learn more about what's going on straight from the mouths of Hoyt, Pam, Karl, and Steve Newlin
-Flashback/Flash Forward: Move through time in the world of Bon Temps. Flashback to relive pivotal moments or Flash Forward to reveal the significance of a certain scene
-Pro/Anti-Vampire Feeds: Receive news updates and information from both organizations throughout the episode and decide which camp you support
-Hints/FYI: Don't miss a beat with these FYI trivia facts and show hints and clues
Also includes:
-The Vampire Report (Special Edition): Check out the past year's biggest stories in vampire news, politics, and popular culture in the special edition of The Perspective with Victoria Davis
-Fellowship of the Sun: Reflections of Light: Rules to live by with Fellowship of the Sun leaders Steve and Sarah Newlin
-Seven audio commentaries with the cast and crew, including Alan Ball, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Michelle Forbes, Alexander Skarsgard, Rutina Wesley, Ryan Kwanten, Sam Trammell, and many more

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A couple on the verge of a nasty divorce attempt to sell their empty love nest and move on with their lives, separately. After a successful open house, they are horrified to discover, days later, that a potential buyer didn’t leave their home. While Alice is being held captive in the basement, the unannounced houseguest moves in upstairs. She senses her capture is being kept a rebellious secret. She knows her only way out, if she can only get out alive.

True Blood Music Video of the Day: Get Sexy with Jason

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