5 Hot ‘True Blood’ Season 7 Spoilers
Well, we’re still approximately seven months away from the premiere of True Blood season 7, and while that’s ENTIRELY TOO MANY MONTHS, at least — at least!! — the spoilers have started rolling in. Thank you, TV gods, for giving us a reason to get up in the morning again!! Seriously, a life without half-naked Alexander Skarsgard on a weekly basis is no kind of life at all. And — are you sitting down??!! — according to the very best spoiler of all time, it sounds like Skarsgard’s character, Eric Northman, is NOT dead (I KNEW IT!). WOO-HOO!!! And not only is Eric going to be ALIVE, he’s — oops! I almost spilled the beans! If you want to know what’s on the horizon for Eric Northman (not to mention Bill, Sookie, Alcide, Pam,Lafayette, and the rest), you’ll just have to scroll down to our amazing, life-changing list ofTrue Blood season 7 spoilers
1. Eric Northman is getting a new love interest! Sorry Sook, but what did you expect, starting a big fat “relationship” with Alcide?? Apparently Eric will be hooking up with a new character named “Sylvie,” who is “gorgeous” and can “speak French.” (That’s all we know so far.) Why not a Swede?
2. Warlow will be back, stronger than before. Uh-oh. This can’t be good news for anyone, can it? Or can it? We were starting to get pretty fond of Rob Kazinsky’s face, if you know what we mean.
3. The first episode of season 7 will include a “major” death. AND Stephen Moyer is directing!
4. Tara’s mom will have a bigger part than ever. Does this mean poor Tara’s “life” is going to get even crazier? Her mom isn’t exactly the most stable influence. Or is her mom doomed to cross the line into undead territory? What would Jesus say??
5. Those creepy hordes of Hep V-infected vamps are nothing like the vamps we know and love. According to showrunner Brian Buckner, they’re “weaker and driven by a need to eat in a way that the vampires that we’ve come to know are not. They have to drink human blood in larger quantities and more frequently than before.” Yikes.
Curiosity from True Blood panel at New York Comic Con 2013
•The scene with Eric naked on a mountaintop was actually shot at a parking garage. [x]
"Long after it’s gone, True Blood will always be remembered as the show that gave us Alexander Skarsgård, and for that, we will always be grateful."
9 THINGS WE WILL ACTUALLY MISS ABOUT “TRUE BLOOD”
HBO’s sexy supernatural series True Blood will be ending after next season — and not a moment too soon. But as bad as the show is, it’s still given us plenty to enjoy over its soon-to-be six-year run.
#1 - Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård)
"Remember when True Blood was a romance between Sookie and Bill? Remember when everyone realized what a mistake that was and put Eric front and center? The blond bad boy vampire has always been the highlight of the series, from his long-haired origins to his wacky amnesia to his full-frontal nudity. Long after it’s gone, True Blood will be remembered as the show that gave us Alexander Skarsgård, and for that, we will always be grateful.”
There’s only one why you could do justice to this show Brian Buckner, and it’s ending the show with Sookie walking into Fangtasia dressed in white because that would be more meaningful than any dialogues between them. But i can already see you putting Sookie and Bill together because in your twisted mind they are soulmates and for some fucked up reason we are supposed to trust him…oh and of course we’ve always been in love with him. Even Sookie alone would be better than the last scenario i just mentioned tbqh.
But you’re gonna fuck it up Brian because this is what you do best.
The more i read about True Blood Season 7, the more i….
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: You’ve confirmed that Alexander Skarsgard will return and be a regular on the show next season. Eric’s alive!
BRIAN BUCKNER: [Laughs] Well, I did not confirm that he’s alive. Not that I want to create more conversation, because I don’t, but to be clear, we’re not saying how we’re going to use him, we’re simply saying that we are using him. I will say that I do long for the days when television audiences could stand to wait and enjoy the tease. But I understand we’re living in a different time. I don’t want to watch a show without him either.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: So we can start with the next important question: Whose idea was it for Eric to be sunbathing nude on a snow-covered mountaintop in Sweden?
BRIAN BUCKNER: It was mine. The original idea was that it’s basically like a Corona commercial, but I didn’t want to do a beach because it’s obvious. This is a man who doesn’t want to love, and doesn’t want to feel pain, and every connection he has to people ends in pain. So if Eric could be an island, he would be. So with Nora gone, and having sought vengeance for her death, he found that the pain was still there and he doesn’t want to feel it again. So he retreated and returned home. That’s as much as the audience is meant to know. For now.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY:So he wasn’t suicidal, sitting on that mountaintop so exposed?
BRIAN BUCKNER: Nobody knew the rule that if Warlow died, the blood that he gave to you would lose its efficacy. It was a surprise to all the vampires who realized that they just lost their ability to walk in the sun, but Eric was the only one in a timezone where it was light out. I think in the sort of “What the f— just happened?” of it all [Laughs] some people missed the idea that it was Warlow dying that precipitated that event. So if people called it an anticlimax, that Warlow’s death came and went without consequence, no, the Eric thing is the consequence of Warlow’s death.
The dramatic finale left fans with many questions, but the most pressing would be the fate of Alexander Skarsgard’s much beloved character, Eric Northman.
The Hollywood Reporter spoke with executive producer Brian Buckner about Eric Northman’s fate, his surprise at fans’ anger and how long he sees the show staying on HBO.
THR: Let’s just start with the most obvious. Is Alexander Skarsgard coming back as Eric Northman?
Brian Buckner: The character of Eric will be back as a regular on our show, but I’m not promising how we’re going to use him. But I also don’t want to incite more controversy. Here’s what I would like to say: Eric Northman will be back in your living rooms next summer.
THR: I assume you knew you were going to shock and piss off a lot of people with that surprising scene?
Buckner: Well, yeah, but truthfully, here’s the thing — the idea that the audience needs to and deserves to know that everything’s going to be OK sort of runs counter to what I think our job is. So, yeah, of course Skarsgard and I sat down and said, “We’re doing this story for behind-the-scenes reasons, but we knew it was going to be fun.” The anger is surprising. But I understand he’s beloved, and he understands he’s beloved and he’s going to be a part of this show going forward. We should be allowed to put characters in jeopardy — and people can hope we didn’t just do that — without death threats.
THR: We got some pretty passionate comments on our website about those choices.
Buckner: I’m happy people still care. I didn’t want to upset people or ruin their fall, winter and spring. But I stand by it — I think it’s good storytelling. I understand that it made the rest of the episode hard to go down for people. I get it. I guess I can’t be surprised — it’s the level that surprised me.
THR: Speaking of surprises, on top of all that other stuff, there was the full frontal nudity. Tell me about your discussions with Alexander Skarsgard when it came to that.
Buckner: First of all, he’s Swedish. He doesn’t feel about this the way we all do. When we usually shoot scenes with that level of nudity, the men are wearing socks. Alex is not fond of the socks. So I wasn’t entirely sure whether he was comfortable with it. When we were going to lock picture on the cut, I sent him an email. He was already off in real Sweden somewhere, and I said, “Are you comfortable with this?” and he said, “No problemo!” That was the level of the talk. That thing about Eric Northman, the too-cool-for-school, it comes from Alex. He is really a cool cucumber.