SDCC: True Blood Panel
July 30, 2009
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As a lot of you probably know there were a ton of TV shows that had panels at the San Diego Comic Con. A lot of the cast was there including True Blood creator Alan Ball. One of the best things is they presented a trailer with details on the remainder of the season. Before we get to that though, we’ll cover some of the panel highlights.
In the second half of the season the character of Maryanne finally reveals herself to be the horned monster that attacked Sookie earlier in the season. There’s a glimpse of this in the trailer, and it looks pretty cool. Also, it looks like there’s going to be one hell of a showdown between the vampires of the Fellowship of the Sun Church. Where will Jason stand in all this, he’s starting to look fairly conflicted about the whole subject. You’d think he would be considering his only sister is involved with a vampire.
To those familiar with the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris, it was announced that 3 more books will be written with the first due out in May 2010. This is important since this series is the source material of which True Blood is based on. If you’re familiar with the books you know that a love triangle developes between Bill, Sookie and Eric. Ball was asked if this would carry over to the show, and responsed with a simple “Yes.” That’s all that was stated on the subject.
Finally it was announced that ‘actual’ Tru Blood would be made and sold starting September 10th. In all seriousness it’s a blood red colored orange soda packaged in the same type bottles as shown on the show. HBO is taking preorders now.
A Tasty Drink
Finally, we’re going to leave you with the trailer. It looks fantastic, but feel free to leave some comments with your thoughts!