SPOILERS: True Blood Season 7 Premiere Casting Call

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We’ve already heard about one role being cast for True Blood season 7, and now we have even more information thanks to the full casting call and title for episode the season premiere.

REMINDER: We are not HBO. We cannot get you a role on True Blood.

Titled (for now) “Jesus Gonna Be Here”, this episode was written by Angela Robinson and will be directed by Stephen Moyer. We’re getting a couple of flashbacks, plus those pesky Hep V infected vampires are causing trouble.

For the first flashback, producers are looking to cast Young Sookie and Young Tara at age 10, having “a nice moment” with each other. So there’s hope for present day Sookie and Tara?

The second flashback will involve Sara Compton, Bill and Caroline’s daughter, at age 5 in 1862. Although she has no lines in this episode, this is a recurring co-star role, so we’ll see her again.

Meanwhile, in present day, we’ve got vampires versus vigilantes. Producers are casting Vince, a burly man in his 40s who is a rabid anti-vampire vigilante. Vince is a member of the tea party with political aspirations who will recur during the season. Lou, a guy in his 20s, patrols with Vince’s vigilante group. He’s an aggressive, blue collar type but isn’t dangerous. We’ll see Lou more than once, too. Mack, in his early 30s, is also part of the vigilante group and will recur.

Now let’s jump to Morocco…Nizor, a burly Persian vampire in his late 30s to early 50s, is involved in a game of Russian roulette in a Moroccan bar. He derives courage and comfort from his faith in Allah. The Proprietor, also Persian with a thick accent, orchestrates the game for his patrons’ amusement. He appears to be human, and my guess is that his patrons are anti-vampire.

Meanwhile, somewhere unknown but probably in Bon Temps, Hep-V infected vampires are on the prowl. Jerome is a strong, aggressive trucker type who also happens to be a vampire infected with Hep-V. He’s “rabid-looking and marbled with blue veins”. Yuck. Ronnie is aย tall dangerous vampire in his 20s who devours humans and will recur in later episodes.

Their victims include a Wounded Woman in her 20s who is terrified after an attack; an Anguished Woman in her 30s to 40s who grieves over her dead husband; and a Screaming Man in his late 20s who screams for his life asย he is attacked and feasted upon by Hep-V vampires. Why do I think this is happening in Bon Temps? Because the casting call notes that we hear the women’s thoughts, which suggests that Sookie is present.

Filming begins in January 2014 and the season will debut on HBO in June 2014.

What do you think about this early glimpse at True Blood‘s final season? I’m getting excited!

Fan of the Southern Vampire Mysteries since 2001, and co-admin of True-Blood.net since 2008. Team Sookie!


  1. Gail

    December 3, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Can hardly wait for TB to start again. Love the show!

  2. Velita Waddell

    December 3, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    My fave is Lafayette> Is he going to be in this new Season? thanks. When does the new season Start?

    • Mel

      December 3, 2013 at 6:53 pm

      Yes, Lafayette will be a regular in season 7. The season will premiere in June 2014 (HBO hasn’t announced the exact date yet.)

  3. Stephanie

    December 4, 2013 at 2:33 am

    Mixed emotions! Excited about the next season, but sad that it’s the last one…

    • Rain

      January 12, 2014 at 5:57 am

      Me too.truly mixed emotions:-D:\'(

  4. Beth Wright

    December 4, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    I’ve heard that even though “Eric Northman” will be returning this final season – his character will not be played by Alexander Skarsgard. Is this true? Are we to be subject to some burnt up monstrosity that is filling in just so TB can say it kept his character until the end of the series?

    • Mel

      December 4, 2013 at 3:48 pm

      I don’t know where this rumor started, but it’s patently false. Alexander Skarsgard will return as Eric Northman in season 7. He is a series regular, as he has been since season 2.

  5. Treshun Walker

    December 5, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    i am perfect for the part of lou

  6. Rina

    December 6, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    I wonder if Eric will turn out to be in Morocco in S1 finale, or if this will be his flashback, or if TB is just screwing with us. All is possible.

    • Mel

      December 9, 2013 at 6:36 am

      French is a primary language in Morocco…

  7. Kristi Pulliam

    December 18, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    They just can’t stop the series yet!! Still stuff that can be done. What about Sam and his pregnant gal, will they be in a story line?? AAGGHHH!!!!! Please say 7 is not the end!!!!!

  8. Robyn

    December 26, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Loosing True Blood and SOA both in the same year. What am I to do ? so upset

  9. Sharon Robertson

    December 29, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Why can’t True Blood just keep on and on and on???? Why not a night time soap opera,that could run for many years? I love True Blood and I’m not ready for it to end!!!

  10. Dawn

    January 8, 2014 at 9:40 am

    I am really looking forward to Season 7 but on the other hand will be sorry for it to start because that means the end is coming.I love Eric,bad or good

  11. Heather H

    January 29, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Very upset that this is the final season. I really hope they end it well and not with a hook. I would like to see a true ending. Sure, some characters could die off, and probably shocking us all, but I atleast hope for a good ending since it is the final season.

    • Liz

      February 4, 2014 at 9:25 am

      Heather, since the writers have known for a very long time that this would be the finale season, they have plenty of time to tie up all the stories and put them to rest. No hooks. And the ending will be good for some and bad for others because you can’t please everyone. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. Sam

    February 4, 2014 at 5:20 am

    Sookie and Eric should get it together. Sexy finale. End of, and all cool ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Alexander

    February 5, 2014 at 2:50 am

    i cant wait for the seson to begin! come come come! ๐Ÿ™‚
    but , its sad its the last seson ๐Ÿ™

  14. L. E. Lenius

    March 1, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Why not go dramatic and have a romance between Sookie and Eric wherein he turns her into a vampire? The Sookie & Eric theme was very big in Harris’s books. I think they slighted it in the TV series and magnified Sookie & Bill simply because Anna Paquin (“Sookie”) married actor and director Steve Moyer (“Bill”) in real life. It’s a shame because Eric was a funner, more lovable character than Bill both in the books and the TV series. ๐Ÿ™