Monday, May 14, 2012

'True Blood' Season 5: Bad times in Bon Temps?

Yesterday, HBO unveiled a trailer for the June 10 return of True Blood (less than a month away!) and it looks like all-out war is coming to Bon Temps.

The Season 5 peek shows Christopher Meloni of Law & Order fame (as well as Oz and Wet Hot American Summer) settling in nicely as vampire Roman of The Authority. As if he isn't threatening enough, a vamped Rev. Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian) and Russell Edgington (the excellent Denis O'Hare) are back as well. We also get glimpses of demonoid Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) and a teamed-up Eric (Alexander SkarsgÄrd) and Bill (Stephen Moyer).

Other hints suggest at more of a look at the hierarchy (and religion?) of the vampire world. And we can guess that we've not seen the last of Tara (Rutina Wesley), but the season appears to pick up right where we left off, with Tara taking a bullet from Debbie and bleeding out on Sookie's (Anna Paquin) floor.

What else did you notice from the teaser? Any other characters or supernatural elements you hope to see show up in Bon Temps? Are you even excited for Season 5 or are you over TB?

-Aaron Sagers