The long awaited third season of the cult HBO vampire hit ‘True Blood’ premiers on Sunday, June 13 at 9 p.m. EST. Bon Temps, Louisiana and many living rooms all across North America will be heating up in June when the new season airs. Keep reading for a link to a sneak peek video clip.
Executive produced and created by Oscar and Emmy winner Alan Ball, True Blood is based on the best-selling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris.
Having read a few of the books, I can honestly say that this is one small screen adaptation that is by far and away, much better than the books they draw their material from. While the books exhibit subpar writing, the series writers and the actors themselves deliver a much more captivating story that keeps you eagerly anticipating more.
For those of you who are not in the know, the series follows the colourful residents of a small Louisiana town where thanks to the Japanese invention of mass-produced synthetic blood, vampires live openly and sometimes hesitantly, amongst their human counterparts. While the blood can sustain the vamps, the real thing is what they crave. Why settle for table wine when you can have vintage?
Packed with seasoned actors, True Blood never disappoints. The main three characters are vampires Bill Compton, played by Stephen Moyer, Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) and their human love interest Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin). To be sure, the show is full of interesting and well loved characters.
In one instance where the show’s writers were right in deviating from Harris’ plot, was keeping Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) alive. This black, flamboyant gay male is undoubtedly one of the fan’s favourite actors. Then there’s the ever so sexy Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten). Stackhouse is every cougar’s dream: young, buff and not very smart. A woman just wants to spank him and do bad things to him.
The new season of True Blood will be simulcast on HBO Canada HD, and will be available on demand. The first episode will also be available on The Movie Network OnLine with Bell TV following its network premiere.
Keep coming back to TheSceneinTO week after week for 20 – 30 second promo spots for Season 3.
The first spot, featuring Skarsgard as vampire Eric Northman, is available here: True Blood Eric teaser