!!! Warning Spoilers !!!
In a media landscape awash with supernatural dramas, HBO’s “True Blood” has always managed to be bloodier, snarkier and sexier than its competitors. Season five was panned; the next was praised as a return to form. So the seventh and final season should at least be interesting.
So someone will die quickly, and probably brutally at the start of the episode. Who could it be? MTV.com follows up with:
Oh and yes, the rumors are true — as TVGuide confirmed, a major character bites it in the show’s opening moments, with very little fanfare. It’s a brutal fate for someone who has been an integral part of the series for years, and it instantly sets the tone for the rest of the season. No one is safe. No one.
Some thoughts about major character death in the first episode:
The death happens very quickly. Considering the fact that Season 6 finished with the Hep V vamps showing up at Bellefleurs (formerly Merlotte’s) and the knowledge that Season 7 will pick up directly from this point, it will have to be someone we saw at the end of Season 6. There were plenty of our True Blood regulars present. Right off the bat we see Arlene (Carrie Preston), Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten), Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll), Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) and his pregnant girlfriend, Nicole (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis), Tara (Rutina Wesley) and her mother, Lettie Mae (Adina Porter). In fact, everyone seems to make an appearance! It could be any one of these characters.
It’s a character that is integral to the show. This narrows it down some. It’s unlikely then to be Lettie Mae. While she has been there from the start, she has not been a regular cast member. Add into the mix the fact that she has just been upgraded to series regular, it seem very unlikely she’ll die in the first episode. Holly (Lauren Bowles) is another who seems fairly safe as well. Others such as Violet (Karolina Wydra), Nicole, James the vampire and Willa Burrell (Amelia Rose Blaire) also seem to be off the hook.
The trailers release more information. So far we have two trailers for True Blood Season 7. While we have been lamenting the glaringly absent Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard), the clips, once rewatched, now shed some light on who will die in Episode 1. With the death occurring at Bellefleurs at the start of the episode, it means all those trailer scenes shown in broad daylight drastically shorten the list for us. We see plenty of clips with Sookie (Anna Paquin), Alcide (Joe Manganiello), Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer), Jason and Sam. Considering this, they have to be safe. There is also footage of Sookie and Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) talking about what has happened in Bon Temps. So he has to be safe as well. Then there is a very brief snippet of Lafayette wearing completely different clothes to what we saw him in at the end of Season 6 – yep, he has to be in the clear as well.
Season seven cast members on “True Blood” include: Sam Trammell as Sam, Ryan Kwanten as Jason, Rutina Wesley as Tara, Chris Bauer as Andy, Kristin Bauer van Straten as Pam, Amelia Rose Blaire as Willa, Lauren Bowles as Holly, Tara Buck as Ginger, Gregg Daniel as Rev. Daniels, Nelsan Ellis as Lafayette, Aaron Christian Howles as Rocky, Joe Manganiello as Alcide, Noah Matthews as Wade, Bailey Noble as Adilyn, Nathan Parsons as James (previously played by Luke Grimes), Adina Porter as Lettie Mae, Carrie Preston as Arlene, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Nicole, Deborah Ann Woll as Jessica, and Karolina Wydra as Violet.
Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series – 2009 Winner:
Your Face Goes Here Entertainment in association with HBO Entertainment
Junie Lowry Johnson, CSA, Casting Director; Libby Goldstein, Casting Director
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