The popular True Blood series returns June 10 for a fifth season and fans of the fangers got their first teaser this week when a new trailer was released.
The trailer immediately hinted at the fate of Tara, played by Rutina Wesley, who was shot in the Season 4 finale episode. It also revealed the rift between Sookie, played by Anna Paquin, and her former fanger flames: vamp Eric, played by Alexander Skarsgard and the vampire king of Louisiana, Bill, played by Paquin’s real life fiance Stephen Moyer.
The damage done to her vampire relationships may be irreconcilable.
Other details into the new season included the return of evil 3,000-year-old vampire Russell, played by Denis O’Hare, and a new head of The Authority, ancient vampire Roman, played by Christopher Meloni.
Things seem to heat up between vampire Jessica and Sookie’s brother and shapeshifter Jason, played by Ryan Kwanten, according to the trailer, as well as between Sooki and werewolf Alcide, played by Joe Manganiello.
The new trailer follows a few teasers released over the past few months. The most recent trailer to be released was in April.
The 30-second trailer opened up with explosive lines, “We were created in God’s image, not humans. And their flesh shall nourish yours. Their blood shall flow within you. For as the beetle nourishes the lark, so shall human nourish vampire.” Images flashed of Sookie digging a hole, and Jessica getting hot and heavy with a human who’s not Jason.
In March, a trio of super short teasers went viral. Each teaser referred back to a specific place and its history.
The teasers included Echoes Of The Past: Sookie’s House, which brought viewers back to Sookie’s house, Echoes Of The Past: Fangtasia, during which viewers relive what has happened in previous seasons at the fang bar, and Echoes Of The Past: Bill’s House, where viewers are taken back to vampire Bill’s home.
The series that follows telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse became a most popular HBO show since first airing back in 2009. The show is the product of Alan Ball and is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series by Charlaine Harris.
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