True Blood Cast Answers Burning Season Five Questions!

Exclusive! Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgård and more spill scoop on HBO's hit vamp series

By Jenna Mullins Jun 06, 2012 5:56 PMTags
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It's almost time, fangbangers! True Blood's new season finally premieres this Sunday!

But before you settle in to catch up with the folks in Bon Temps, you should know we bugged the entire cast about the burning questions on our minds since season four. Who dug up Russell Edgington? What's the status of the Eric-Sookie-Bill love triangle? If you're curious to hear what Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgård and the rest said, then sink your teeth into some True Blood scoop:

Before we get into the love triangle situation, let's eliminate a couple of people from the Russell Edgington (Denis O'Hare) mystery.

"It definitely wasn't Eric," Skarsgård tells us. "Eric would never do that." OK, one down. Only about 18 suspects to go, plus countless other new characters who might have done it. What about the werewolves?

"It wasn't Alcide. I'll tell you that much," Joe Manganiello insists. OK, two down. Back to the vamps.

"I can't tell you who dug up Russell Edgington because it's a very major plot point," Stephen Moyer laughs. Hmmm, interesting response, Vampire Bill. We'll let that vague answer slide...for now. Moving on to that Bill-Sookie-Eric love brouhaha, Moyer reveals how the situation is going to play out in season five.

"I think he's got other things on his mind. There's just not time to worry about that relationship," he tells us. "When we left Bill and Eric last time, Sookie had just told them she was going in a different direction for a while. And then something major happens to them and they are completely caught up with dealing with that."

Meanwhile, Manganiello says that Alcide is not exactly still smitten with the lovely Sookie. "You're going to see him pick up where he left off last season, which was pissed, and you're really going to see his transformation this season into the big bad wolf," he teases. "This is the season I've been waiting for since I've been on the show."

Sunday can't come soon enough. To get more scoop from the True Blood cast, including the mystery of Tara's death and Pam and Eric's status, check out our interviews below!

True Blood's fifth season premieres this sunday on HBO.