TRUE BLOOD RETURNING TO HBO – Making season five a same day-and-date premiere with the U.S.
HBO Latin America announced that the anticipated fifth season of the smash-hit comedy-drama series True Blood premieres in the Caribbean on June 10th, the same day as the U.S. Mixing romance, suspense, mystery and humor, the Emmy®-nominated show takes place at a time when vampires have come out of the coffin, and follows the on-and-off again romance between waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who can also hear people’s thoughts, and 173-year-old vampire, Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer).
Season five introduces a whole new wave of otherworldly characters. Joining the cast in the 12-episode new season are Christopher Meloni (Emmy®-nominated for Law & Order: SVU) as Roman, president of the Vampire Authority; Scott Foley (Felicity) as Patrick Devins, an Iraq war veteran who comes to Bon Temps to track down his formersquad-mate, Terry Bellefleur; Valentina Cervi (Jane Eyre) as Salome; Lucy Griffiths (BBC’s Robin Hood) as Nora; Kristina Anapau (Black Swan) as an enchanting faerie named Maurella; Louis Herthum (The Last Exorcism) as J.D.; Kelly Overton (The Ring Two) as Rikki, a hot new werewolf; and Dale Dickey (Winter’s Bone) as Martha.
Returning cast members include Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, Joe Manganiello, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Sam Trammell, Nelsan Ellis, Chris Bauer, Carrie Preston, Todd Lowe, Jim Parrack, Deborah Ann Woll, Kristin Bauer, Lauren Bowles, Janina Gavankar, Denis O’Hare and Michael McMillian.
True Blood was created by Oscar® and Emmy® Award winner, Alan Ball (creator of HBO’s “Six Feet Under”); executive produced by Alan Ball and Gregg Fienberg; co-executive produced by Brian Buckner, Alexander Woo, Raelle Tucker, Mark Hudis and Angela Robinson; and co-produced by Christina Jokanovich, Marlis Pujol, and David Auge.