It's hard to believe we'll be saying a last goodbye to HBO's 'True Blood' this summer, as the hit fang-banging drama ends altogether with a seventh season. Of course, saying goodbye doesn't slow the series' pace down one bet, as we've learned some surprising details of fan-favorite Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp)'s return, as well as a young new vampire love interest for an unlikely character!
A few weeks ago we were surprised to learn that relatively recent 'True Blood' addition Luke Grimes would depart the series in advance of reprising his series regular role as Jessica's vampire paramour, James. Despite the commotion, however, a replacement has been found. 'Bunheads' alum Nathan Parsons will step in for the role of James, but what might have caused Grimes to exit the role?
HBO stands to lose quite a few of its most popular series over the course of 2014, with 'True Blood' airing its seventh and final season in the summer, 'Boardwalk Empire' confirmed to end this fall, and still without an official season 3 renewal for 'The Newsroom,' but one 'True Blood' cast member says we may not have seen the last of the series by its summer finale. Could a movie be in the works down the line?
True Blood' season 6 naturally thinned the herd a bit, moving into a seventh and final run that reset the focus on smaller Bon Temps vampire stories, though it seems the cast has suffered an unexpected loss. Late season 6 arrival Luke Grimes had his suave vampire character James upgraded to series regular for the final year, but will now be recast.
The recent press rounds of NBC's forthcoming 'The Sound of Music' have seen Stephen Moyer peppered with all manner of 'True Blood' season 7 questions, though shooting of the premiere won't begin until January. That said, the first casting sheets for 'True Blood''s final season have emerged, giving us a clue where the H-vamp war will take us next summer!
A few weeks ago brought us 'Eastbound & Down''s most surprising cameo yet when Marilyn Manson strolled through the scene sans makeup, but last night's series finale, "Chapter 29," really brought out the big guns. Not only did Sacha Baron Cohen make his series debut, but so too did Lindsay Lohan and 'True Blood' star Alexander Skarsgård in a surprising flash forward!
It could be a while yet before we here anything concrete on the seventh and final season of HBO's fangbanging hit 'True Blood,' but senioritis certainly isn't setting in among the cast. In addition to his series regular role, Stephen Moyer will once again step behind the camera to helm the seventh season premiere for summer 2014.
Why do we feel as if our nude Swedish sunbathing has been agonizingly interrupted by the harsh light of day? Because 'True Blood' has officially collapsed into a gooey puddle of red! HBO has surprisingly declared the long-running vampire soap to air its seventh and final season in 2014, effectively capping the tales of Sookie Stackhouse and her supernatural studs. Did they make the right call?
Though an admittedly soapy show, it's proven no secret over the last 10 weeks that HBO's 'True Blood' earned back quite a bit of good will from the previous seasons, with further plotted course correction heading into a seventh year. Now, conversations have begun as to whether 'True Blood' season 7 will prove the final year in Bon Temps, so which way will HBO lean?
'True Blood' season 7 has been extensively revealed to scale back its storytelling next year by keeping the Bon Temps characters together against one threat, but season 6 finale "Radioactive" guaranteed the population would need some new blood. Among the first to sign on as a new series regular will be Amelia Rose Blaire, aka the Governor's daughter, Willa Burrell!