Comic-Con 2013: 'True Blood' Live-Blog
Hey Gang. Welcome to Saturday's (July 20) second live-blog.
I've already done "Bates Motel" today. Here comes "True Blood" and then "The Vampire Diaries" and Arrow" will be back-to-back.
Whee! Follow along!
3:33 p.m. We're starting with a preview trailer. Lots of Warlow. Lots of Vampires in Prison. And a lot of Anna Camp. I endorse the heck out of that part.
3:36 p.m. Our panel includes Rob Kazinsky, Michael McMillian, Anna Camp, Joe Manganiello, Deborah Ann Woll, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Rutina Wesley, Ryan Kwanten, Anna Paquin, Sam Trammel and Brian Buckner.
3:36 p.m. The first question is from producer Gregg Fienberg,who wants to know how her relationship with her husband has changed now that he's a God. "Well, I'm agnostic, so I haven't decided whether or not I'm going to acknowledge his Godliness," Paquin says.
3:37 p.m. "It was like being in a car crash," Brian Buckner says of taking over as showrunner. It's weird that the show is pretending that Mark Hudis never happened. Buckner says he never realized how hard Alan worked and he's never had more respect for him.
3:38 p.m. Ryan Kwanten says that Jason's quests this season include getting the truth about his parents and protecting Jason. "With Jason, I think he started so low on the evolutionary totem pole that he can only really grow," Kwanten says. "He gets real crazy, real soon," Kwanten teases. "He likes to think he's Rambo, but he fails," Kwanten adds.
3:39 p.m. "I'm kinda a dangerous person to get involved with," Trammell says of his string of dead girlfriends on the show. And regarding the rest of this season, he warns, "I kinda screwed with the wrong people."
3:39 p.m. "I think Tara's sorta becoming a protector or a big sister of sorts to certain other characters and it's been real fun for me to get to play with new people," Wesley says. Asked if Tara and Jessica will form a stronger alliance, she pauses and says, "Maybe. Maybe not."
3:42 p.m. Oh right. Nelsan Ellis is here also. He suggests that it may be time for Lafayette to get out of the "medium" business. Is it hard for him to play his character channeling other characters? "It wasn't. They sent me all the episodes with him in it, I studied them, picked up a few of his mannerisms and that's it," Ellis says of being possessed by Sookie's dad.
3:43 p.m. Where is Jessica after the fairy-killing thing? "It's gonna take a long time for her to forgive herself, as well as we have Andy Bellflower out there who's probably very upset with her," Woll says. "I think she's one of the vampires who's still closer to her humanity," Woll says of Jessica's self-hate.
3:44 p.m. Speaking of feeling human, how does the fight with Pam and Eric end? "Pam is scrappy and the great thing about these writers is they find so many layers of conflict and putting us against each other fighting for our lives with the person who's most dear, it was a great scene to shoot," Bauer van Staten says.
3:46 p.m. Much squealing for Manganiello. Which side of Alcide will win out? "Don't punch big ugly werewolf dude in the face," Manganiello says simply. "I think it's those crazy werewolf people that are driving him nuts," he says, blaming being packmaster for his current problem. "Being packmaster is a pretty thankless job. Except for the three-ways," he says. "You laugh, but it was like 18 degrees that night and I was barefoot and naked out in the cold," he says, as the audience squeals more. So much squealing.
3:48 p.m. "What is it about camp she loves so much?" the moderator asks Anna Camp. She likes keeping thing under control. "She's had really bad luck with guys. She's been with a gay guy, an old guy, her love life's not too good. She's more focused on her one mission, which is to rid the world of vampires," Camp says. Ryan Kwanten promises that Jason and Sarah have unfinished business and that they will "interact."
Much more on Page 2...