If you think True Blood is crazysexycool now, wait until you see what 's coming up next.
We caught a glimpse of clips for upcoming episodes at today's Comic-Con panel (click on the video above) and we can tell you this: We finally get to see Michelle Forbes' character (Maryanne) revealing her true self, which is the horned maenad creature that attacked Sookie (Anna Paquin) a few eps back, and, we must say, Michelle looks killer in the getup! She is stirring up even more trouble than before and it goes way beyond just getting people high, horny and black-eyed at her parties.
We also got our first good look at Evan Rachel Wood's vampire queen in a trailer-ending scene where she is feasting on someone and comes up for air with a face full of blood to say, "Wanna join me?" I can safely say that everyone in the audience did want to join her. She looks simply delicious as the queen.
And, the battle between the Fellowship of the Sun goody two-shoes and the vampires turns into a "national vampire disaster." But it looks like Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) might be having second thoughts about where his loyalties lie. (Finally!)
As if that weren't enough to excite fans, show creator Alan Ball had this special announcement:
Tru Blood, The Drink: They teased us before about it, but this time it's for real: a Tru Blood drink will be on the market on Sept. 10. Alan joked that it's a mix of a cabernet wine with blood, "vodka, Vicodin, Viagra and ecstasy" and that it's "completely illegal." Imagine that? Kidding aside, he said it's "a very tasty blood orange soda" that has "all natural ingredients." And, it's bottled in the same bottle you see on the show. How cool is that? Oh, and you can preorder it at hbo.com.
The Love Triangle: Will the love triangle between Bill (Stephen Moyer), Sookie and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) get played out on screen as it does in the books? "Yes," said Alan. And that is all he said on the topic. Stephen, though, said, "I'm not sure that Bill is just going to roll over and let it happen. I think he's going to fight his hardest and maybe not be quite as polite as he has been." When asked why Eric is so smitten with Sookie, Alexander joked, "Just look at her. I'm sorry, Stephen." An audience member then asked Alan if that was blond hair we saw on the person in bed with Sookie in the new clips and Alan said, "I have no idea what you're talking about." We'll soon see?
Lafayette's Hustle: "I think Lafayette's hustle is supreme and he's figured out that it's not going to work for him to get him out of the situation," said Nelsan Ellis. "So now I think he's rethinking his hustle and maybe he's going to stop doing it." When the crowd gave a collective sigh of disapproval, Nelsan added, "But, we'll see."
Sam Merlotte & Daphne: "He gets a little bit lucky with Daphne," said Sam Trammell, who blushed at the roar of applause from the audience for him, "but Sam's a real magnet for abuse this year in a lot of ways. I'm just trying to survive this year. But Sam's journey in this year, and hopefully years to come, is really sort of sparked by Daphne and what she teaches him, and whether he grows from that or regrets it, we'll have to see."
Fang-tastic! "The hard ones stay in very well but the rubber ones tend to fly out of your mouth if you talk too quickly," says Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica) of the fake fangs the actors have to wear, "which is very hard and embarrassing when you're trying to be cool and immortal." Added Stephen, "For the first season, I had two tiny little indents because they are really sharp." "Yes, they are," Anna replied coyly to the audience's delight. "I make no comment," joked Stephen as the couple shared a romantic glance at each other. Love was in the air.
Sookie & Bill Baby? When asked if we'd be seeing a half-vampire, half-human baby anytime soon, the audience booed loudly to the Twilight reference, and then Alan asked, "What?" When it was explained to him, he came back with a definitive, "Oh, no. In our show, our vampires are either full-out vampires or they're not vampires."
New Books! Charlaine Harris, the writer of the Sookie Stackhouse novels, tells the crowd that she just signed a contract for three more books, which will take us through 2014. The next book is due out May 2010.
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