VIDEO: Hold On To Your Hats! New True Blood Trailer for Season 5

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Holy. Schnikes.

I believe that’s the technical term for what you’ll be feeling after watching this brand new trailer for True Blood season 5. We get a good dose of Christopher Meloni as Roman, a tiny glimpse at Eric and Pam circa 1905, Sookie’s microwave fingers, and so much more. Vampires, werewolves, shifters, faeries, and humans, oh my.

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  1. Malfunktions

    May 13, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    OMG this was Tge first trailer to air that actually made my insides squirm! Pam and Eric in bed together!? Sookie and Alcide. Holy overload! Can’t freaking wait!!!

    • Mel

      May 13, 2012 at 10:01 pm

      The Pam and Eric scene is from the flashback to when he turned her. Yay!

      • kaden williams

        May 14, 2012 at 9:27 am

        cant wait for the season to start

        • Suzanne

          May 14, 2012 at 5:06 pm

          Oh I have been Waiting for that Scene for a While.. You can bet it is going to be Hot as Hell..

  2. Ashley

    May 13, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    So much Eric and so vampire centric, that is perfection! And glad to see Eric and Sookie talking together on her porch. Meh, not into Sookie/Alcide. But LOVED everything else that I saw. Looks like Bill is getting a little something from the one Authority vamp too.

    • Suzanne

      May 14, 2012 at 5:07 pm

      I am glad to see I am not the Only one not Feeling the Sookie/Alcide Hook up.. I don’t no why but I am just not see that Coupling..

      • Ampurp

        May 14, 2012 at 9:33 pm

        For me personally, they have no chemistry on screen. I like Alcide sometimes alone but he and Sookie do not actually seem to like each other; their scenes are so blah.

      • Gracie

        May 15, 2012 at 3:30 am

        I hope that’s just a fantasy Alcide is having like Eric in season 3! Because no one is feeling this couple!

        • esw45

          May 15, 2012 at 12:29 pm

          Seems like alot of us are in agreement that Sookie and Alcide hookup is just not good ….they would have done better if Sookie is without a love interest this season….until she can figure out what or whom she wants.

  3. aussi

    May 13, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    omg there is a vampire in a sari ! this makes me HAPPY !

  4. esw45

    May 13, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Yes I loved the trailer too, the authority looks good, I didn’t see the part of Eric and Sookie on the porch talking and looks like Bill is getting with Salome and like you sookie and Alcide doesn’t excite me but it won’t last very long ….I don’t believe.

    • logic

      May 14, 2012 at 12:15 am

      Yeah Its not Eric talking to Sookie on the porch, he’s talking to Pam in the dungeon at fangtasia from what i could tell… Is going to be an Epic season, love that there is so much more vampire action!! 🙂 it also looked like Eric was about to cry when he said sookie doesnt want to see them.. sad…

  5. Amanda

    May 13, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    I believe this is going to seriously be the BEST Season yet!!!! I soooo cannot wait! Who is necking on Sookie? Hmmm long blond hair and pink shoes?

    • Amanda

      May 16, 2012 at 9:10 am

      Looking harder is that Jessica biting Sarah N? The more I watch the trailer the more I love that they gave Sookie powers! Soooo excited!

  6. Ampurp

    May 13, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    That was awesome, Roman is the Authority…..but was that Hoyt wearing black eyeliner and becoming a fangbanger? Looks like Sookie’s faerie powers are going to be extra strong this season and I hope that it is Lala in the demon mask and not another new person or a flashback of Jesus. There is so much going on in this trailer, looks like Eric and Bill will have to force Sookie and Steve is the rogue vampire with all that humans are just food talk.

  7. Wemoonwitch

    May 13, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Best trailer EVER! Definitely made me squirm… But in the best way possible. So thrilled to be finding out more aboutThe Authority, Eric/Pam, and Russel Edgington! More excited about this season than any before. Really hating how long itz taking for the season to start

  8. Emily

    May 13, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    This trailer was crazy! This season looks so promising…I hope you guys break it down frame by frame for us again 😉

    • logic

      May 14, 2012 at 5:36 pm


  9. Stephanie

    May 14, 2012 at 12:09 am

    Wow. That’s about the sum of that. LaLa calling Sookie the angel of death makes my heart hurt a little and Newlin saying Bills not the King anymore scares me… Im in suspense, Good job on the trailer HBO! Can’t wait for June 10th!

    • Cheyenne

      May 14, 2012 at 10:16 pm

      But when Jessica says my daddy’s the king her hair is down and she’s wearing red, when she’s about to bite newlin & he says “not anymore” her hair is up & she’s wearing black. Probably trying to trick us haha but I hope Bill is still king!

    • EricsMoll

      May 15, 2012 at 4:27 pm

      Loved it! Can not wait…… still too far away!

      LOLOLOL: My Daddy’s the King! Kinda like saying: my daddy can beat up your daddy! Too funny! That Jessica is a real treat!

      Eric & Pam’s origin! YAY! Finally!

      LaLa isn’t dealing well with all his loss!- n blaming Sookie…. ouch

      …………………………………..the WAITING ……………………..

      Really Does SUCK!

  10. Team Sook

    May 14, 2012 at 12:25 am

    WOW! this trailer rocks!!!! I can’t wait to see this season! Oh so many things are happening its hard to keep up! The Vampire Authority looks so cool, Bill/Eric team up is goanna be fun to watch, Omg Pam and Eric (Flashback!), and Sookie getitng he light on! GO TEAM SOOK!!!!!

    P.S. Sorry for all the “!” Im just really stocked and I don’t watch sports. So I gotta cheer about something LOL!

  11. Tracy

    May 14, 2012 at 4:19 am

    WOW, cool promo. I hope you break it apart, scene by scene. Notice, NO image of Tara! But…definately an image of that actor they got to play Claude, and a friend….Dermot? Didnt look too much like Jason tho. Hum…Eric and Bill coercing Sook to do their biddings. Aparently going after Russel will be a major Season 5 plot device. No Quinn. I think that Alcide will replace the quinn love affair that takes place this year. I see Andy is looking for Mirabel. Lala got Jesus’s magic daemon. The ceremonial vampire knife…I hope that season 6 has it used for Sookie and Eric. Explosion, but not at the vampire hotel. Not much is connecting to the books, not even the new characters at this point. So I doubt much of ANYTHING will happen from Harris’ Five Stackhouse Book. I wonder why Sookie zaps Pam At Fantasia? AND….Pam gets turned in flashback. Lots of Eric-Pam relationship info this year? Including being in Bed together? An innocent pajama party no doubt. No doutbt about it.

    • Atty

      May 14, 2012 at 5:10 am

      Andy’s holding up a photo of Debbie, actually. Gordon and Barbara Pelt are probably enlisting his help to look for their daughter.

    • Jen

      May 23, 2012 at 5:19 am

      I think at the end of season 4 Pam was still cursed with rotting flesh, if Sookie goes to Fangtasia to ask a favour of Pam she might fairy zap her to break the curse so that Pam then owes her one. Pam hated Sookie at the end of season 4 there is no way she would do anything for her for no reason and she knows Sookie broke the curse on Eric by zapping him.

      • Mel

        May 23, 2012 at 8:28 am

        Once Marnie died, I think the curse died with her.

  12. Rebecca

    May 14, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Actually squeeled out loud at this!!!!

  13. Melanie W

    May 14, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Yummy! This season could be the best yet! I’m so thrilled to see so much vampire action!

  14. Mike N

    May 14, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Was that Alcide dragging the human “meal” and tossing it into the room that might contain..Russell? Or do you think that scene towards the end looks like Salome kneeling over a concrete floor to free Russell? Hope one of those is right.

    • esw45

      May 14, 2012 at 10:40 am

      I think its Alcide throwing meat to Russell…Salome kneeling over concrete floor to free Russell? I not sure how she could break the chains because they were silver?

      • Mike N

        May 14, 2012 at 5:11 pm

        True..Alcide was supposed to be in a scene that had “dragging” right? The post looked to be the same scene…the guy walking dragging another guy by feet…. Does Alcide believe this will make Sookie his?

        I think its him because we would least expect it… Its obviously not Pam…Eric thought it was a first from that spoiler scene…but lets face it..Russell would destroy Pam in a frenzy before she even opened her mouth to say anything LOL..he hated her with a passion 🙂

        • esw45

          May 14, 2012 at 6:17 pm

          Nothing is for sure but that guy that was dragging had a leather jacket, jeans and boots, and his body type was similar to Alcides and they did say that Alcide was dragging a person?
          I read where Denis O’Hare said that Russell wouldn’t be out trying to get revenge at first because he made a promise with the person that dug him out not to…..Alcide wants Sookie to not trust Eric and Bill and need him as a protector.. letting Russell out would accomplish all that …..its just that Russell will eventually go out after Sookie, Eric and Bill.

          • Ampurp

            May 14, 2012 at 9:48 pm

            Well shifters and vampires come in all sizes, who is to say that Alcide is not dragging a were or another vampire in another scene. Or that whoever is being dragged might not be for Russell but for someone or something else. I read the article with O’Hare and he said he would be a better person for a while, not that he promised the person he would not try to get revenge(that was the writer’s or your assumption/speculation ). I am amazed that no one seems to remember that Alcide found the open cement hole. Why bother to look shocked if he did it? There was only 4 people who knew, none of which were there, and I think it was a human like Steve Newlin or it could be Hoyt. It could even be a vampire who wore gloves so they would not touch the silver. If it is Alcide, I will stop watching the show because that would be the biggest character assassination ever. Not because I like Alcide so much but because that is not who he is.

          • Elisha_Q

            May 15, 2012 at 6:22 am

            I think they are giving us wrong clues so that we are even more “Whoa, I did not expect that”. Ampurp is right, it would be stupid if it was Alcide. And the way that person was dragged looked kinda vampiric to me – too fast even for a were, someone who wants his pray to be scared and fight for it’s life like a wild animal, someone who likes the old ways, not stupid willing donors. Plus Russel could have other “children”.

      • bdj42

        May 18, 2012 at 2:40 pm

        I thought that it looked like Lafayette dragging a body to perhaps a vampire Tara. I honestly think Tara will replace Bubba in the books because when/if she is turned it will not be good since she got shot in the head with a shotgun. I also think Steve Newlin released Russel from the concrete because I believe he turned Steve Newlin before he was entombed and summoned him to dig him up. At the end of season four when Alcide is talking to the worker he says “you’ve been glamoured” Of course a worker could be glamoured to remove the silver and a vampire would make quick work of destroying the concrete.

    • Elisha_Q

      May 14, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      Could be that rogue vampire that they were casting for, or was it two rogue vampires. Yeah, they were casting for two rogue vampires.

  15. AJ

    May 14, 2012 at 10:02 am

    From what I could see it looks like steve newland feeding on hoyt and jessica feeding on sarah newland in a bathroom stall.

  16. Elisha_Q

    May 14, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Yeppie, more Eric and Pam, and badass Sookie. This season is going to be awsome, can’t wait.

  17. Phoebe

    May 14, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Truly the highlight of my day omg it’s amazing I was squirming so much !!!!!!! ahhhhhhh hurry up already waiting sucks x

  18. Suzanne

    May 14, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    What I loved about the Video!!! 1. Eric 2. Russell. 3. Eric Turning Pam. 4. Eric in a Suit.. 5. Eric Period…
    What I am not Feeling Right now: Alcide and Sookie.. Sorry just now seeing that Right now..

    • Debbie

      May 15, 2012 at 7:19 pm

      Yes, there seems to be lots of Eric in this season, or so I hope! So excited!!

  19. Ashley

    May 14, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Ok, I truly screamed on the inside when I saw this trailer!!!! Awesome!! I too can’t wait to see the Eric and Pam scene among every other damn scene coming! I also can’t wait to see how Bill, Eric and others deal with the Authority, gonna be juicy!!!!

    • Ashley

      May 14, 2012 at 7:52 pm

      Oh, and what is up with Hoyt??? Just being a prostitute for vamps now?? I mean he’s all decked out in black!
      I don’t think that’s Alcide dragging that person into be eaten as some people have said previously, I don’t think he wants any part of that.
      And OMG Terry, with “your all going to die”. EEKK!

      • Gracie

        May 15, 2012 at 3:40 am

        Oh please Alcide was the one who freed Russel! He just wants Sookie afraid enough so he could be the one she turns to! He knows that he can’t compete with Bill and Eric so he wants to look the hero in her eyes! But the truth comes out it always does!

  20. john whiter

    May 15, 2012 at 10:28 am

    On what channel is season5 in june

    • Whitney

      May 15, 2012 at 7:59 pm

      Really did u just ask what channel? Sry that just shocked me…..

      • Gracie

        May 16, 2012 at 4:08 am

        Channel is 802 hbo if u have AT&T uverse !

  21. Lori

    May 15, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Maybe Sookie zaps Pam because she disagrees with how she is raising baby vamp Tara. Hoyt and Jason might be with Sookie to talk some sense into Tara. There is a scene right before Russell’s picture at the end with a blonde slumping out do a car with a bitten neck. Why have a blurred shot at an important place at the end unless the blonde is Sookie. I think Tara might have bitten Sookie.

    • Gracie

      May 18, 2012 at 3:34 am

      Yeah, I think it’s Sookie too ! I’m also afraid it is Tara, I don’t think their friendship is going to survive this season considering her and Lafayette decided she should become what she hates! And Tara doesn’t know how to control herself around Sookie’s fairy scent and blood.

  22. Liz

    May 15, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    All of you who are opposed to the Alcide/Sookie possible hook-up, you’ll have to resign yourselves to the fact that it may happen, like it or not. While they didn’t get together romantically in the books, Sookie was definitely turned on by him and interested in him at one time. She also worked with Alcide off and on quite a bit and ultimately earned his pack’s protection. That protection comes into play here and there throughout the rest of the stories.

    • esw45

      May 15, 2012 at 1:56 pm

      Hello Liz, most of us that are opposed to this hookup will survive because I dont believe it will last longer than a couple of episodes before Debbie body is found and Alcide flips out on sookie after the truth comes out plus a lot of people should look at using Alcide as an alternative to Eric and Bill means probably no Quinn sighting will occur which makes some of us happy.

  23. excited

    May 15, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Im thinking ex pastor turned vamp will be working with russel to get bill, eric n sookie

    • Whitney

      May 15, 2012 at 8:03 pm

      Yes that is my theory that in that time were Russel went nuts he turned Steve to help his vamp take over plot somehow…. Ahhh who knows suspense is truly killing me

  24. Mike N

    May 15, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Lets not forget it will be pretty cool to see the 9 year old Authority Vampire Alexander. I mean the however-old-in-a-9 year old’s body. He looks like a wise ass..could have some real good lines.


  25. TeaAna

    May 15, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    When I saw this trailer -BAM- huge smile on my face and it stayed there for hours- I was stunned with excitement and anticipation… I loved it! Every second of it- each moment- the characters. WooHoo! I didn’t even feel the need to analyze it- I just viewed it and let it do what it was suppose to do (and did SO well!) … Then I called everyone I knew who watches it and MADE them join me in my joy. Holy heck yeah – Bring it on, already! 😀

  26. Carlei

    May 15, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Where’s Quinn I wonder…

    • Elisha_Q

      May 16, 2012 at 5:41 am

      Apparently there won’t be, may be because he turns into a tiger and it’s dangerous to use live tigers. I have also heard that tigers piss all over the place and the stench is almost unbearable (Eddie Murphy interview for Dr. Dolittle).

  27. Brooke

    May 16, 2012 at 2:40 am

    Does this mean Sookie and Bill are over for good? 🙂 I don’t think alcide and sookie will last for more than the season, I see Sookie and Eric together at the end of the season because we didn’t see much of their relationship in season 4. This looks really exciting getting back to their vampire roots. Can’t wait to see pam’s back story.

  28. Sookie73

    May 16, 2012 at 6:54 am

    That was a GREAT peek into next season… Next Episode Jun/10/2012 05×01 Turn! Turn! Turn! Airing in: 3weeks 4days 1hour 28minutes 17seconds – I Count the seconds!!!! I think Sookie might wan a lil warmth sex with alcide 🙂 he’s sexy to me also but no one is sexier that alexander skarsgard omg the things i wanna do to him! 🙂 Hell Put me in a room with Bill, Eric and Alcide LoL – Overall tho I can’t wait this looks like its gonna be one hella season *HUG* to all the TRUEBLOOD fans!

  29. A

    May 16, 2012 at 7:36 am

    sookie and alcide won’t happen. if they do it won’t long, like past an episode.
    she killed debbie as if that doesn’t complicate things. im sure sookie won’t tell him either which would be eating at her conscience

  30. GeeGee

    May 16, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Season five looks like it will full of action and drama, I can’t wait!

  31. venus

    May 16, 2012 at 10:05 am

    well for me (and I may be alone here) the # 1 person or subject I am most excited about is seeing Roman and the authority. I went crazy when I saw Chris meloni with his fangs,so I am counting down the weeks when I can see chris make his debut as roman. Poor me I think I have been glamoured already by roman when I saw him in the clip, but I would give anything to be sired by him.

    I will also be glad to see bill, bill has always been my man, so to see him and eric team up will be fun. I hope bill get some action this season after the way sookie has treated him.

    Now as for alcide and sookie, well he may be handsome but I never took to alcide or the werewolf storyline. Sorry the werwolfs are just not that instresting on this show and joe just has not growed as a actor, maybe this will change this season but for now I could care less about his storyline. As for sookie I am very slowly loosing patiens with her. I am tired of sookie being hook up with every good looking , vampire, werewolf god knows whatever in town. I don’t like the way she has tread bill, as for as alcide that just wouldn’t be right. She sleeps with every guy in town, ok I know sooki is a fairy but hay ….. she cannot be all that.

    Mostly glad to see the vampires back as the main story, that is what drew me in the first place don’t care for the fairies or anything else but bring on the vampires I do agree this season is looking like it will be the best since season 2.

  32. Bethany

    May 17, 2012 at 9:59 am

    I had always wondered since the finale last year weather Rev. Newlin was truly a vamp or if he was just pretending with some great props. Lookin like he is for real. Huh, wonder who he is going to be representing? My guess (and that is purely what it is) is that he takes over for Jake Purferoy role. He isn’t a Were/Vamp hybrid but he did HATE vampires while he was alive, so Hmmmmm……

  33. Blomman

    May 17, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Love this teaser , it´s defenitly the best one soo far of season 5 . Beet they woried us on purpes with the other ones , lol . Sems to be a great season 5 , with alot of action and politic´s and blood . Usual life in bon temps around Sookie , soo excited . Wonder what kind of blood is in that little glass bottle … is it used to take control over vampier´s ? And what´s newlin up to … is he trying to ” F.O.T.S vampier´s ” to go aginst the authority ? and when did he turn and who turned him in to a vampire ?

    Cant Wait !! Soon monday with a new teaser ( thank god ) waiting sucks !!

    • Blomman

      May 17, 2012 at 3:14 pm

      ” Create ” F.O.T.S vampire´s .. sorry!

  34. jadag

    May 17, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    omg this season is going to be awsome im so excited cant wait. i have been waiting for this trailer to come out because i really do not know what they would do next and now i have a half way meeting. WAITING SUCKS

  35. venus

    May 21, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    I read this quote from Alexander Skarsgard about chris meloni on True blood this is what he says

    Alex is used to gawking and staring (and hordes of ladies who want to see him), but he’s a fan of True Blood newcomer Christopher Meloni, who joins the cast in Season 5.

    “He’s really, really good and a great guy,” he said.

    Alex added, “He’s so hot.”

    OMG, do we sense a new bromance in the air?!

    ok ladies you heard it first if Alex says he chris is hot, than you know he is going to be one hot vampire on the show, but I knew already chris meloni was going to be hot as a vampire.


    May 21, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    I have been tru this frame by frame lol, i have figured out sum but no all , its killing me , June 10th cant get here fast enough lol

  37. LeeLooD

    May 21, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    I can’t wait for this Season to start. I would love to Sookie and Bill to become a couple again, I think that’s the way it should be. No Eric, no Alcide.
    Tara becomes a vampire? how can everyone be so certain of that? she doesn’t even appear on the trailer…
    That’s gonna suck very much for her I’m sure.
    I don’t want to see Bill hooking up with anyone else than Sookie.. and she should close her legs for a while…

    • Gracie

      May 22, 2012 at 12:56 pm

      I really feel in the end Bill and Sookie will be together again! I think Eric and Sookie pulled together which I don’t mind but I think Sookie and Bill’s love will surface stronger than ever! Alcide doesn’t really matter vamps rule!!!!!!!

  38. Tinah76

    May 22, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Love this trailer… so excited to have found it today! I am on pins and needles waiting for the new season to start! I loved seeing a lot of Eric in the trailer… having read all of the books by Charlaine Harris I have been an Eric fan from the beginning. Can’t get enough! Love, love, love him!

    Also, huge Chris Meloni fan and am just over the top knowing that he has joined the cast. Can’t wait to see what they do with this incredible actor!