True Blood season 4 is over, and Truebies are already clamoring for season 5. A few tidbits about True Blood season 5 have already been released with more coming in once production resumes, and we’ll be collecting it all for you right here. Be sure to bookmark this page to stay up to date on True Blood season 5, expected to premiere in June 2012.
Warning: True Blood Season 5 Spoilers Ahead!
It’s a long wait until the next season; don’t read on if you don’t want to be spoiled!
Dates to Know
Production on True Blood season 5 will begin in November 2011 and run through late June/early July 2012.
True Blood season 4 will be released on DVD and Blu-ray May 29, 2012.
True Blood season 5 will premiere on HBO at 9/8c on Sunday, June 10, 2012.
Season 5 will pick up right where season 4 left off, with Sookie holding Tara in the kitchen.
Alan Ball, Kristin Bauer and Alexander Skarsgard have all stated in various interviews that we’ll see a flashback to when Eric turned Pam into a vampire.
Although season 5 is based on Dead as a Doornail, Alan Ball said that season 5 will combine elements from multiple books much more than in previous seasons (in other words, we could see events from books 6-?).
We will not see zombies in season 5, but the writing staff are researching “lesser known” supernatural creatures to appear.
Characters who are confirmed for season 5 include: Sookie, Bill, Eric, Alcide, Lafayette, Arlene, Terry, Jessica, Hoyt, Sam, Jason, Pam, Luna and Patrick.
Denis O’Hare confirmed that Russell Edgington will return in the True Blood season 5 premiere.
Scott Foley will return as Patrick Devins for at least half of the season 5 episodes.
Alan Ball has signed on to executive produce True Blood season 5.
Rutina Wesley has confirmed that Tara will be back in season 5.
Nelsan Ellis says that we’ll see Jesus again in season 5.
Alfre Woodard will reprise her role as Ruby Jean in season 5.
True Blood Season 5 Episodes
(click episode title for more information & spoilers)
Episode 5.01 :: “Turn! Turn! Turn!”
Episode 5.02 :: “Authority Always Wins”
Episode 5.03 :: “Whatever I Am, You Made Me”
Episode 5.04 :: “We’ll Meet Again”
Episode 5.05 :: “Let’s Boot and Rally”
Episode 5.06 :: “Hopeless”
Episode 5.07 :: “In the Beginning”
Episode 5.08 :: “Somebody That I Used To Know”
Episode 5.09 :: “Everybody Wants to Rule the World“
Episode 5.10 :: “Gone, Gone, Gone“
Episode 5.11 :: “Finally“
Episode 5.12 :: “Save Yourself“
True Blood Season 5 New Cast Members
(click character name for more information)
New Female Vampire/Salome – ancient vampire, daughter of King Herod; potential series regular
Nora – female vampire, sired by Godric; potential series regular
Kibwe – male vampire, member of the Authority Council, from Africa; recurring
Rosalyn Harris – female vampire, member of the Authority Council, from Texas; recurring
Alexander – male vampire, member of the Authority Council, turned when he was 9; recurring
Claudette – female faery, sister of Claude and Claudine; recurring
True Blood Season 5 Video Promos
(click to see each video)
First season 5 teaser (January 2012)
First season 5 promo (April 2012)
Sookie, Alcide, & Lafayette Sneak Peek (April 2012)
Terry & Patrick Sneak Peek (April 2012)
Sam & Luna Sneak Peek (April 2012)
Eric & Pam Sneak Peek (April 2012)
Official Season 5 Trailer (May 2012)
Don’t Cry. It’s Back! (May 2012)
Alcide & Sookie (First video.) (May 2012)
Eric & Bill; Arlene, Terry and Patrick (Second video) (May 2012)