Counting Down to True Blood Season 5: A Quick Update!By
All right True Blood fans! With True Blood Season 5 set to premiere in just one month, the excitement is mounting. Everyone is dying to know what’s going to happen with their favorite Bon Temps denizens. Will Sookie hook up with Alcide, go back to Bill, or carry on with Eric? What’s going to happen with Jessica and Jason? (And gee, what about poor sweet Hoyt?) Oh and there’s that whole question about what will happen with Terry and Arlene now that the ghost’s gone… And what’s up with Terry’s long-lost army buddy, Patrick Devins (played by Scott Foley of The Unit and Grey’s Anatomy)?
Well the one thing I can tell you this week is that in True Blood Season 5, Terry won’t be spending a lot of time in Bon Temps. It’s not that he’s going to be abandoning Arlene or anything, but according to EW, Terry will be spending a lot of time on the road with Patrick. Foley reveals, “Most of the time we are out in the greater 50 states tracking down other members of our platoon trying to get some closure to this event that happened over in Iraq.” Foley didn’t give anything else away, apart from saying the duo would do “a lot of running and fighting and jumping. There’s a lot of physicality.” Despite all those action sequences, one thing we won’t be seeing in True Blood Season 5 is Foley without a shirt. Foley joked in an interview with TV Line, “It’s so disappointing because I went on a diet, I got into great shape, I lost weight … and nothing.”
Foley’s not the only big-name new cast member on True Blood Season 5. Reports of Law and Order: SVU’s Chris Meloni’s star turn as a big bad vampire on the show have been rife for ages, although Meloni’s been very circumspect about his role. He did reveal at the Kids Choice Awards last month that he’ll be “bringing a lot of fangs and a lot of staking” to the show. He also said that his character would be trying to unite the vampires so that they wouldn’t “go around killing humans willy-nilly.” We get our first glimpse of Meloni’s character in this video that was released a few days ago by HBO. It doesn’t give us much more information apart from the fact that he will indeed be bringing fangs to the show, but it’s still a great first glimpse and teaser for when True Blood Season 5 comes back to our screens on June 10. As for whether Meloni (like Foley) will be keeping his shirt on in True Blood Season 5, Meloni says (perhaps a bit regretfully), “Yeah, unfortunately.”