Sunday, April 22, 2012

HBO's True Blood Returns For 5th [And Speculated Final] Season On June 10, 2012

Should fans of HBO's True Blood be excited or wary about the press release announcing the show's June 10th return for a 12 episode 5th season. The announcement, much like character Sookie Stackhouse's otherworldly gifts, is a mixed blessing.

There's speculation that True Blood's 5th season may be it's last, because show runner Alan Ball says he will not be helming a 6th season. Often when a show's creator announces they have decided to call it a day, there is little if any chance of the show continuing when they take their leave. And that is usually for the best, as the creative vision from successors while not necessarily bad, tends to detour from what the established fanbase has come to know and expect. Will True Blood have a 6th season? And if it does, without Alan Ball, will it have the same bite?

Via HBO press release dated 4~4~2012

The 12-episode fifth season of TRUE BLOOD will kick off SUNDAY, JUNE 10 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Based on the popular Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris, this Emmy®-nominated hit drama series was created by Alan Ball, creator of HBO’s Emmy®-winning series “Six Feet Under.” The show follows waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who can hear people’s thoughts, vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and vampire Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård).

Since Alan Ball is leaving True Blood after this season, could this be the last one?

This image is a screenshot of a copyrighted television program or station ID. As such, the copyright for it is most likely owned by the company or corporation that produced it.

It is believed that the use of a limited number of web-resolution screenshots for identification and critical commentary on the station ID or program and its contents on the English-language Blogger, hosted on servers in the United States by Blogger qualifies as fair use under United States copyright law. Any other uses of this image, on Blogger or elsewhere, might be copyright infringement. For more information, see Wikipedia:Non-free content.

Please add a detailed fair use rationale for each use, as described on Wikipedia:Non-free use rationale guideline
Public domain: This image only consists of simple geometric shapes and/or text. It does not meet the threshold of originality needed for copyright protection, and is therefore in the public domain. Although it is free of copyright restrictions, this image may still be subject to other restrictions. See WP:PD#Fonts or Template talk:PD-textlogo for more information. العربية | ‪Беларуская (тарашкевіца)‬ | Български | Català | Dansk | Deutsch | English | Español | فارسی | Suomi | Français | Galego | עברית | Italiano | 日本語 | 한국어 | Македонски | മലയാളം | मराठी | Bahasa Melayu | Nederlands | Polski | Português | Português do Brasil | Română | Русский | Svenska | ไทย | Türkçe | Tiếng Việt | 中文 | ‪中文(简体)‬ | ‪中文(繁體)‬ | +/−

True Blood stars Lois Smith, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgård, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Nelsan Ellis, Adina Porter, Sam Trammell, Deborah Ann Woll, Carrie Preston, Denis O'Hare, Jessica Tuck, Todd Lowe, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Alejandro, Marshall Allman, Chris Bauer, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Lauren Bowles, Mehcad Brooks, Anna Camp, Lizzy Caplan, Valentina Cervi, Lynn Collins, Michelle Forbes, Janina Gavankar, Lucy Griffiths, Mariana Klaveno, Michael McMillian, Lindsay Pulsipher, Michael Raymond-James, Stephen Root, Fiona Shaw, Christopher Meloni, and William Sanderson.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please feel free to tell me what you think ;-)