People have been queuing since Thursday, July 22 night for the Friday afternoon panel of "True Blood". The fans' hunger to meet the vampire series' cast were paid off when most of the lead stars like Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin, Deborah Ann Woll, Sam Trammell, Nelsan Ellis and Joe Manganiello showed up to give the latest on season 3.
First of all, they screened a trailer for the second half of the season. It was spread equally in terms of the characters' conflict but the main line is focused on what happen to Sookie. There's a scene where Lorena bites her, hard enough to put her in hospital and give her an out-of-body experience. However, tender moments between Sookie and Alcide will balance the action-filled season.
Moderator Tim Stack allowed each of the cast to explain what will happen to their characters in the remaining episodes, teasing also Manganiello of his shirtless scenes. The actor gave a smile and said that people can look forward to this week's episode if that's what they want. Moyer jokingly added, everybody in the cast who have to do nude scenes starve themselves first.
When asked how long he thinks the show would last, creator Alan Ball said he would very much like to keep it on as long as it could but "I don't want to get to the point where we have to explain why vampires are aging." Book writer Charlaine Harris was also present, advising fans of the show to treat the books and the show differently as pure entertainment.
Regarding what to expect in the fourth season, Ball joked earlier that day, "Everyone goes to therapy, everyone goes on medication and everyone is really happy." And he also said cryptically, "There's a character who doesn't know who he or she is and maybe someone who has hated this person doesn't hate them so much anymore."
"True Blood" airs every Sundays on HBO at 9/8c.