Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Patrick played by Scott Foley (Terry’s platoon leader in Iraq) introduced for Season 5 True Blood

Showrunner Convinced True Blood Season Five Is A Shoe In
True Blood creator/showrunner Alan Ball is so convinced True Blood season five is a cert (season four has only just begun airing in the States) he’s been talking to TVLine about a character whose major plot arc won’t even happen until the 2012 season: Patrick (to be played by Scott Foley – left): “He was Terry’s platoon leader in Iraq,” says Ball. “So they share a military history.” Foley will debut in the season four finale and then recur throughout season five. But will Ball still be in charge then? “I’m negotiating,” he says, when asked if he’ll be continuing as shorwunner, but he’s adamant that whatever the outcome, there’ll be more True Blood. “There are no plans for this show to end. I’m pretty sure there will be at least one more season, if not more. It seems like it has a lot of life in it still.” With ratings of 5.2 million viewers for the deliciously bonkers season four opener (not quite, but nearly the highest ratings the show has ever achieved) he’s clearly right there.

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