Alan Ball Spills 'True Blood' Season 3


Alan Ball


Maryann ends her eccentricities in season 2, Sookie is not pure human, and a bad news character is coming to season 3.

Alan Ball spared sometime talking about his show "True Blood" which will wrap up its second season on Sunday, September 13. Among the things that he discussed in an interview with TV Squad are the facts that a few members will no longer be seen in season three while some are getting more screen time.

Asked whether Eric, who already became a big part of season 2, will finally get together with Sookie, Ball said, "I can't tell you if they're going to get together, because that's going to ruin the anticipation." He added, "But, if you've been following season two, he's definitely been doing things to make her more vulnerable and more susceptible to him. And he does want her, he's just not sure why. I think it's deeper than just, 'I want her because Bill Compton has her'. Although that's part of it, because Eric is a total alpha-dog."

The third season is loosely based on Charlaine Harris' third novel from the "Sookie Stackhouse" series, "Club Dead". Ball spilled, "...I'm not giving anything away when I say that we'll meet the Vampire King of Mississippi, Russell Edgington. And we'll encounter werewolves for the first time in the flesh; we've heard about them, but we'll meet them. I'm very excited about the character of Debbie Pelt. She's bad news."

Ball went further in revealing what season 3 would be like, saying "Everybody is struggling with identity in season three - What am I? Who am I? What is my life? ...And some people are like, 'Am I human? I always thought I was, but maybe I was wrong'. In one particular case, its like, 'Yes, honey, you were wrong'." Pressed further by TV Squad, Ball admitted that Sookie is not 100 percent human and that she is aware of it.

Those who will not be back for the third season next summer would be Godric, who is "really dead", and second season's villain, Maryann.

© AceShowbiz.com


Comments

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    Jessi
    Jul 01, 2010

    Hope that Eric and Sookie are going to be together! I not really a "fan" of Bill/Sookie.

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    mark
    Jun 02, 2010

    i dont like eric!!!!!! kill him bill!!!! sookie i love u!!! more hot girls and more tits!!! cant weight for number 3 looks MAD !!!!!

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    pdwyer08
    Apr 29, 2010

    well i have a few things to say.. for one i've read the books!! all of them!! and i still like bill although that'll nvr happen unless some miracle comes for the last book but i love eric too and i definately agree that the eric their portraying in the show is not as good as in the book but by looking at the spoilers and previews to season 3 it looks like he'll get better bc at 1st in the books he wasn't that great either so i think it'll change i also agree that that the person playing alcide better be good bc i was a huge alcide fan untill well whoever read the books will know.. last but not least.. i really hope these people will go along w/ what's in the book i know there'll be some changes but man the book is awesome it'll suck to ruin that!!

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    NEDA
    Feb 26, 2010

    PLEASE keep BILL and SOOKE together

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    chris
    Feb 13, 2010

    I'm. A big. Fan. Of. The. Show

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    dreilly
    Jan 26, 2010

    husband also got me hooked ons show. Read all books since. Like book characters better.hbo has a hit show to deal with..hope they get it right !! good luck . can't wait for season 3.

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    alicia
    Jan 14, 2010

    Did you all not read the loosley part when it came to the books llmao ilovebill

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    rebegirlhottie
    Jan 10, 2010

    First off, bill was not kidnapped by Eric! So quit hatin on Eric. K thanks!! and #2 if uve read the books Eric Is awesome and much better portrayed then on the tv show. My only complaint of true blood would be that the writers really fail when it comes to writing Erics part, he deserves a lot better play then he's getting. #3 This guy that they've cast to play Alcide in Season 3 (Joe Mantiegello)....I hope he plays the character well cus by looking at his bio and pics online I'm super disappointed so far. I hope he embodies the character the way Andy Ball thinks he will. I'm open minded...but I had my heart set on Dominic Purcell playing Alcide so Joe is gonna have to woo me. And I hope they cast Quinn soon I'm dying in anticipation, for all u ppl who think Vin Diesal is a poor choice for the character, Charlaine Harris herself said in an interview that when she wrote the character of Quinn she wrote him with Vin Diesel in mind so I think he would be perfect but I don't think he'll do TV. But whoever they get to play Quinn better be friggin awesome cus next to Eric, Quinn is my favorite sookie-hookup :) And FYI for all u bill lovers, read the books u won't like him anymore either lol CAN'T WAIT FOR SEASON 3 WOOHOO! Hmmm I guess that was more than one complaint but dammit I'm getting bitchy waiting on Season 3 lmao

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    Natrod25
    Jan 08, 2010

    God, I can't wait for season 3. I read Club Dead and I hope AB stays true to it. I love that Joe Manganiello is playing Alcide. Plus, [spoiler] it was Lorena, not Eric who kidnapped Bill. Thank goodness, I like Bill, but I prefer Sookie with Eric. I'm only up to Dead as a Doornail and I want to learn about Quinn, whom everyone seems to like a lot. I also like that Godric is coming back for season 3 as flashbacks with Eric. Please don't bring back Marianne, I couldn't stand her and she only had a tiny part in the book. I'm just anticipating for season 4. [spoiler] Eric hooks up with Sookie and AB should stay true to that. It was the main thing in Dead to the World.

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    Ivereadthebooks
    Dec 30, 2009

    Hope to see Alcide..maybe see Sam turn into a cool animal.. that collie is lame. Also glad Sookie is going to learn she is part fairy. A goblin bouncer and some witches should round out this season.

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    Ivereadthebooks
    Dec 30, 2009

    For those of you asking about the "true blood" books, they are all called different things..there are 10 now, but one of the 10 is a collection of short stories. The books are - Dead Until Dark, Living Dead in Dallas, Club Dead, Dead to the World, Dead as a Doornail, Definately Dead, All Together Dead, From Dead to Worse, Dead and Gone, and a Touch of Dead. Also an 11th book will be out in May. The show loosely follows the books, but not exactly in order..if you are trying to just read to find out what happens in the next season you should read them from the beginning but you are really looking for book 3 - Club Dead. Also a Touch of Dead has 5 short stories that fit in at various points..each short story takes place at a different point in between different books. Really if you like the show you should just read them all..they are cheap and quick reads.

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    casey
    Dec 29, 2009

    i miss amy she was the best

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    Taylor
    Dec 15, 2009

    I DON'T WANT ERIC WITH SOOKIE I WANT BILL TO BE WITH SOOKIE ERIC SHOULDN'T HAVE TOOK BILL AFTER HE POSPOSED

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    Isabela
    Dec 14, 2009

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    wildiri5
    Dec 08, 2009

    There is also a book of short stories with Sookie Stackhouse called a Touch of Dead, but it is not technically part of the series. You will be busy all winter, Lizz!!! I have read them all twice since June!!!

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    wildiri5
    Dec 08, 2009

    Sookie Stackhouse novels or Southern Vampire Novels by Charlaine Harris. They are at Walmart. Eight in paperback and ninth hardcover. Enjoy the steamy scenes between Sookie and Bill, also between Sookie and Eric so so so steamy!

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    Lizz
    Dec 06, 2009

    I love to watch true blood and cant wait to the summer, when season 3 comes out. but what scall I do the hole winter if I cant watch season 3???

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    Lizz
    Dec 06, 2009

    I want to read the books... Is it aslo called "true blood", or is it called something else? Please... can someone that read this comment just write a commet with the answer, PLEASE!!! i cant wait to the summer to know who that kipnaped Bil or what is goona happend between Sookie and Eric. So please answer me.

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    BRITNI
    Dec 06, 2009

    I LOVE TRUE BLOOD ֱֱֱ ERIK IS SO HOTTTTTTTTTT AND I WANT TO FACK HIMMMMMMֱֱֱֱ

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    BRITNI
    Dec 06, 2009

    I LOVE TRUE BLOOD ֱֱֱ ERIK IS SO HOTTTTTTTTTT AND I WANT TO FACK HIMMMMMMֱֱֱֱ

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    Lizz
    Dec 06, 2009

    PLEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAASE answer me... Can someone please just write a comment with what the true blood books i called:)

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    Babe27
    Nov 28, 2009

    WE NEED true blood to come out before the summer or I'm gonna have to drop somebody all the guys are really sexy:P

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    Under Age...lol
    Nov 27, 2009

    omg i love true blood!!! i think im going to die if i have to wait untill summer (grr) i defenetly need to see it sooner (im begging you)omg eric soo hott!!! need more of him and i absolutly love what you have going with sookie,bill and eric soo dramatic!!! i agree that true blood should be a all year round thing but i do under stand that you have to film it and edit it so im not going to bugg but i would be alright with half the year (plz) i love how you make everyone be so funny like i can think of something everyone has said thats funny, my all time favorit characters are:laffyett, jason, eric and andy!!! even though he4s not like a main character i love andy soo much he is hilarious!!! (this is really funny because im not even close to being old enough to watch true blood but i love it) anyway im going to stop talking so plz air season 3 sooner!!!

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    PeterNorth
    Nov 15, 2009

    u take too long coming out with new seasons we lose interest

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    :)
    Nov 15, 2009

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    CYPRUS
    Nov 07, 2009

    PLEASEEEEEEEEEE WE DONT WANT ERIC TO GET TOGETHER WITH SOOKIE LET HER WITH BILL!

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    ericislubblyjubbly
    Nov 04, 2009

    mmmmmmmmmm i agree with u all that eric is fit, who the hell kidnapped bill. i miss him.....

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    toronto_chick
    Nov 04, 2009

    It's been soooo long since a tv series caught my attention. I am so happy to find true blood! I love it's raw tv-watching. I dont think ive ever seen so many naked body parts of men and women on a show and it is awesome! lolol Thanx for Alan 4 the gr8 tv watching pleasure :)

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    AldoRain
    Nov 04, 2009

    Nice serial i'm rdy for season 3 i love Eric . Bill . and Laffayete

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    trueFAN
    Nov 03, 2009

    godric's character was very strong, contrary, his part was so short! i want more of godric.. he is my favorite vampire.. soft-spoken yet the strongest and fastest vampire..

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    aestheticsblh
    Oct 29, 2009

    So glad the over-long thing with MaryAnne is over....Too much of a bad thing!

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    True Blood
    Oct 26, 2009

    I am just hoping they would show more ERIC!!!! Plus, why are they making him so bad? he is awesome in the books.Eric and Sookie - mm mm mmmm ;)I want to see them together...Eric with his 1000 years of kissing practices and Sookie, with Bill's teachings. Lets face it, Sookie is still a virgin.lol There is so much action in book 3.I hope they won't change much.if they going to bring up Jason's training at the Fellowship of the Sun again...I'll sue them :) lol

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    gdotstar
    Oct 25, 2009

    i sow the first series on tv and i just loved it so much, i act as well and the emotions and characters just got me hooked on the program so much so streight away i whent on line and dint sleep all night and wached the whole two seasons and i cant wait to see season 3 :D if i lived in america i would go to every audition tobe in that film :D if any1 knows any audtions taking place could people please letr me know : smg07@hotmail.co.uk true blood Rocks but i think season 3 is gona shock a lot of people ~:D

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    suzimccann
    Oct 20, 2009

    hey ~ im just after finishing watching series 1&2 online .. can anyone pleeease tell me what book will take up from where Bill went missing at the end of Series 2 ??? no way can i wait until next year to find out what happened or what is going to happen = )

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    rebillious4u
    Oct 19, 2009

    I am needing a tru blood fix. I can't wait a year for the show.

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    kerry
    Oct 16, 2009

    i love bill and sookie.......bill should come back....i don't take too long for sookie to realise that eric is behind it all...please bring bill back...eric should die.,bill should kill him and take over as the leader.....we like happy endings

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    vamper
    Oct 13, 2009

    ahahahah i can't wait that long 4 season3 i need 2 see it NOW!!!! i've already read the whole book set its great

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    r
    Oct 09, 2009

    pz can u tell true blood earlier den june

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    The True #1 TB
    Oct 08, 2009

    This show is the most amazing show i have ever watched! Is Alcide going to be in this next season? OH and i was reading and some people want Vin Diesel as Quinn. Please don't use him. I mean he's good lookin and fits the part. But i think it would ruin the show. No one else in the show is a big time Celebrity and i think it would be best to get someone that's not such a hot shot. Plus i really hope that sookie and pam become friends like they sorta do in the books. That would be neat. Plus i really want Eric and Sookie to get together not for a long time but just for a bit. Because i really like Sookie with Bill! Eric is so damn sexy and i know that having Eric and Sookie be together a couple times would make the show sooo sexy!!!

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    bloody vamp
    Oct 04, 2009

    to the producers go and read the other comments everyone just about wants more true blood n they want it asap so think of it this way if you had it running all year round do you know how much money you guys will be getting i mean i think its pretty safe to say true blood is the number one show on television you will have billions think about it and plus you do owe it to the fans give them what they want when they want and your gauranteed to get paid keep this in mind

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    True Virgin
    Oct 01, 2009

    June 2010?????!!!You must be kidding me!!!That's so long! I might have forgotten by that time!! Season 2 ending is so cliff hanger(like each episode) and I was like 'Uggh!!!' Oh, please air it at least January 2010... Thank God Maryann is not coming back! LOL although the new villain might be very annoying too. I LOVE TRUE BLOOD and I am so curious how Hoyt and Jessica's relationship will be!!

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    someone
    Oct 01, 2009

    ok. i watch it. i like it. i wanna see more.. but please - im over 18, 20 and 30, just more true life - bill cannot be such a sugarboy, eric is no omen, sookie likes also to drink some beers with friends on saturdays and sometimes she also pooks. thanx ps - i like the vampire queen - she s fantastic :) should be an extra episode guide on running titles split screen - "the queen said" or so. hehehe

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    trubloodfang
    Sep 28, 2009

    i love Bill!!!!!!!!!!! more of him!!!!!!11111111

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    sara
    Sep 26, 2009

    Im not patient ha I want to watch True Blood season 3 right away not want to postpone or wait till next June 2010

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    miss bad A$$
    Sep 24, 2009

    i am a true blood fan plz make them better get some more aaction in it case yall is geting paid big time

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    LaBoom
    Sep 22, 2009

    Critics that don't like this show are being screwed balls deep by their own egos . . Also: Bring Godric back, He has much more to contribute in terms of intrigue and entertainment . . Eric is fantastic, but in all honesty, a tad cheesy, and he needs to be controlled by Godric . . One more thing: you had a good thing going with Maryanne . . Do NOT go all mainstream with conventional monsters unless you want to have the pre-teen Twilight crowd paying your bills . . I'd offer to write this for you, but then I'd miss out on enjoying the show . .

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    mal
    Sep 17, 2009

    true blood is awsome my friend got me watching it then i got 3 of my friendswe keep on laughing at some of the parts we rewind it and then watch it again

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    angelina
    Sep 16, 2009

    i love true blood i love i so much i lock everyone out my room when im watching it ...omg eric is sooo hot i would do eric and bill sookie beeta get with it. call me eric

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    didi
    Sep 15, 2009

    watched show once, hooked in one show, caught up (on demand). love it, love it, love it. wish it was on once a week!!!!!

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    ang121
    Sep 15, 2009

    pls make eric edgy and hip again like in season one, he is just ordinary like bill now, still love him tho!

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    love
    Sep 15, 2009

    orr and vin shud defo be on true blood..hes so amazing n gawjus.

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    love
    Sep 15, 2009

    i really think they shud of kept godric hes gawjus n a good carecter.I hope soochie gets wid eric hes sooo much better and gawjus...n is just me or does true blood is like twilight with the story of the vampires luvin humans n that.Please bring season 3 on sooner..

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    curlyq527
    Sep 14, 2009

    I think True Blood should be on every week of the year. I agree with the prior commenter, the series should be a whole lot longer than what it is. I love the fact that this show keeps you guessing and keeps you hooked from the start. Start filming earlier, we are all impatient and want the 3rd season as soon as possible. Can we get the 3rd season to start next week? All the true fans will wait as long as it takes to start the next season. We all just ask for season 3 to start a whole lot sooner than next spring or fall. Give True Blood's fans what they want!!!!!

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    xheatherrx
    Sep 14, 2009

    I think that the perfect person that should play Quinn should be Vin Diesel, just give him some violet eyes and BAM perfect.

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    Bubba
    Sep 14, 2009

    ^ It's about quality, not quantity.

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    templar7
    Sep 14, 2009

    Pretty happy with everything. Personally I like the show better than the novels. Book 3 was good though, as long as Bubba doesn't show up, I'll be happy, that was so cheezy in the book.

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    templar7
    Sep 14, 2009

    Pretty happy with everything. Personally I like the show better than the novels. Book 3 was good though, as long as Bubba doesn't show up, I'll be happy, that was so cheezy in the book.

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    Peaches3
    Sep 14, 2009

    I know you guys have read the book but i think with Bill being sooo kind hearted, Alan ball should make Bill out of a force to be dealt with. It seems as though everyone takes Bill for granted. Please please please make Bill a bad *ss.

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    Michelle
    Sep 14, 2009

    *SPOILERS* Heather, excellent call on Quinn being played by Vin Diesel. When I read the books, that is who I pictures as the character. It sounds like the third season will follow the books a lot more now, given that Bill has been kidnapped (probably by Lorena, if the books are to be clues), and it will play out at Russel Edgington's Mississippi ante-bellum mansion.

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    Michelle
    Sep 14, 2009

    *SPOILERS* Curlyq, excellent call on Quinn being played by Vin Diesel. When I read the books, that is who I pictures as the character. It sounds like the third season will follow the books a lot more now, given that Bill has been kidnapped (probably by Lorena, if the books are to be clues), and it will play out at Russel Edgington's Mississippi ante-bellum mansion.

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    julie
    Sep 14, 2009

    i love true blood too. I'm addicted to it and i spread it around to my friends about this drama, its funny, unpredicatble, adultish, romantic, sacasm. I love how all that actress and actors suits and act their character sooo well, that i forget its a drama. I do agree with the others that ep 12 season 2 was abit disspointing, maybe i felt it should be a bit more and longer and leave a real, cliff hanging for season 3 but it was very weak. I do agree season 3 should be showing sooner cos i'm sooo anticiating to watch it but i guess quality is important but i do think season 3 should be showing in january or something... june is too lonngggg. I'm starting to read the books.

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    lovely
    Sep 14, 2009

    Please bring season 3 soon as possible.I can not wait any longer.

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    nymph224
    Sep 14, 2009

    Why did you make eric look like a total gay over godric? Who was not his maker in the books, that was extremely disappointing! And you went waaaaay to far with the maryann/maenad thing. Ah, you gota get the story in somehow. I think vin would make a terrible quinn. He is too small. The only similarity, is that he's bald. Haha. And I loved bubba.

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    Miss_Marilyn69 love\
    Sep 14, 2009

    I love this show, and I've spread it around my friends like a cold, and I definitely can't wait until next season (it feels like it just started damn it!). But I'm a little upset with liberties they are taking with Eric. I started with trueblood, but got impatient for more first season so I read the books. The more I read the more I liked Eric over Bill. Its all mixed up AH!! don't make Eric the bad guy PLEASE! that's all I want to say, cause if I go on I'll just be giving it all away.

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    ericslover
    Sep 14, 2009

    I am so obsessed with this show, to tell u how bad it is i have read all the books ahead, and i can tell u it is great. of course some small bits of the book is different but all the main characters are all the same. I just wish that we wouldnt have to wait so long for the next season.

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    tlmac
    Sep 14, 2009

    I'm having withdrawal already, mother of 2, housewife. I need a therapist. My husband begged me when the show started to watch it with him. OMG is he sorry, I'm a junkie. I don't know if I'll survive the 9 months without it. Gotta say this is the best TV I've watched in ages. Unpredictable, funny, romantic, it's got it all and I absolutely love it. Thank God for something other than reality TV. See you in 9 months.

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    stephmake
    Sep 14, 2009

    I only have HBO to watch True Blood. Please make it longer, more episodes. 12 and 13 just don't do it. Thats a real rip off. I need season 3 to start now not in June or July. Please help.

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    CAP
    Sep 14, 2009

    Bring on Vin Diesel as Quinn, his strong, sexy, and has a deep voice. Like they said violets will really set him off!

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    truluv1
    Sep 14, 2009

    love the show! would like it to be back sooner than later! would like to see Bill be tougher, Eric-just more of him would be ok. Bring back the show this year! It is one of the best shows on tv.

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    josalynne69
    Sep 14, 2009

    I just want to know when the start of season 3 will be??? I realy want to know what happened to bill!!!

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    alyska15
    Sep 13, 2009

    i agree that alen ball has done really great i hope the show stays on with all the suprises we excpect i never get in to shows like this they always lose me but this one keeps me wanting more. thank you!

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    alyska15
    Sep 13, 2009

    Please i cant wait for season three! i douted this show at first but after finally watchin them ondamand i just couldnt get enough, its very exciting just when you think nothing else can go wrong..... BAM!

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    nncon
    Sep 13, 2009

    cant make everyone happy and if you try too you'll fail anyways..

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    nncon
    Sep 13, 2009

    godrick was a little to homo erotic for my taste but good show over all for sure i look forwards to the quaint details connecting the nature of things together make sure you dont neglect the details.

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    vamplover
    Sep 13, 2009

    I agree with BellPeretz...True blood should be on every week. It's the best show on tv. Please don't make us wait 10months for season 3

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    jl25
    Sep 13, 2009

    werewolves really i like this show its not cheesy its funny i hope it stays that way lots of things i have seen with werewolves has been cheesy and why dont u bring godric back come on he was th granddaddy of vampires he was the best im so sad to hear he is not coming back

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    deekie123
    Sep 13, 2009

    so you said that maryann and godric wouldnt be back for season 3.. does that mean eggs will be??? i love true blood i cant wait for season 3

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    deekie123
    Sep 13, 2009

    so you said that maryann and godric wouldnt be back for season 3.. does that mean eggs will be??? i love true blood i cant wait for season 3

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    bring back godric
    Sep 12, 2009

    loved him 2 much

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    Pam\'s Girl
    Sep 12, 2009

    Gee thanks Alan Ball! As if I wasn't already impatient enough for Season 3, lol. ;) This interview just makes me want it that much more. It sounds to me like we'll hopefully be getting lots more Eric and I am psyched about that. Also hoping that Pam gets more show time as well! Also have to agree with the other two commenters...I would watch True Blood all year long (and will as soon as I get the DVD sets) and I too wish that Godric could return. He was definitely one of the most phenomenal characters ever! Alan Ball has certainly done a wonderful job keeping us hooked on this amazing show!

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    BellPeretz
    Sep 12, 2009

    Man why cant they make the season longer like in regular shows. It seems like for ever that we have to wait to watch it. They should have it during the fall, winter and spring like the rest of the shows. It would be the number one show i would watch.

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