Buckner: “In the final season, we’re telling a more personal story.”
In the new issue of TV Guide, on sale May 29, the magazine goes on the set of True Blood to preview the final season. In a teaser article on the website, Kate Hahn shares a few nuggets, like Stephen Moyer doing a happy dance after a particularly challenging scene.
Bill has just slain a greedy human and a menacing vamp in short order, a scene so gory it required the biggest blood-spew in the series’ special-effects repertoire: the “Bellagio,” cheekily named after the famous dancing fountains in Las Vegas.
Dancing aside, things aren’t looking good for the residents of Bon Temps when the season opens.
There’s also Hep-V. The deadly virus is spreading, and hordes of starving, zombielike vamps are staggering toward Bon Temps. “Fans can expect a bloody barbecue with consequences in the season premiere,” teases Buckner. “Nobody’s safe.”
Then Buckner comments on the focus of the season, and we’re pretty sure most of you are going to have Things to Say in response. Remember, keep it civil, keep it on topic, and not everything is about Eric.
“In the final season, we’re telling a more personal story,” says executive producer Brian Buckner, who took over after show creator Alan Ball and executive producer Mark Hudis left. “We’re going back to the original promise of the show: Bill and Sookie. People are going to be very surprised about the way we get there. There’s romance, sadness and resolution.”
Read more from the teaser article here, including Joe Manganiello’s take on the Sookie/Alcide romance.