June 17, 2013 |
Sookie Stackhouse's powers might be even more limited than she thought: HBO's "True Blood" saw a big ratings dip in its sixth-season premiere Sunday. An average of 4.5 million viewers tuned in at 9 p.m., according to Nielsen. That was a 13% decline compared with last season's rollout. However, otherworldly waitress Sookie (Anna Paquin) and her vampire pals squared off against tough competition Sunday, with the NBA Finals drawing a huge crowd on ABC (total-viewer numbers will come out Tuesday)
April 18, 2012 |
Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer have plenty of heat as an on-and-off fictional couple on "True Blood," and now the married costars have something to show for it: They're expecting their first baby. Paquin and Moyer will welcome a little one come fall, the Ministry confirmed with a rep for the actress. Oscar winner Anna and Englishman Stephen met on the set of the HBO vampire hit. They wed on the beach in Malibu in 2010. This is the first child for Paquin; Moyer has a boy and a girl from a previous marriage.
September 3, 2013 |
HBO is finally putting a wooden stake in heart of its vampire show. "True Blood" is set to end in 2014 at the conclusion of its seventh season. The network made the announcement on Tuesday with a statement from HBO President of Programming Michael Lombardo, who said, "Together with its legions of fans, it will be hard to say goodbye to the residents of Bon Temps, but I look forward to what promises to be a fantastic final chapter of this incredible show....
September 5, 2008 |
THE BEST thing about Alan Ball's new vampire series "True Blood," which premieres on HBO Sunday, is the opening credits. The jittery compilation of unnerving images -- prayer meetings and road kill, ghostly children and swamp scenery -- is creepy, evocative and tantalizing. Unfortunately, it is also utterly unconnected to the show that follows. For reasons known only to himself, Ball decided to take Charlaine Harris' light, fun series of Southern Vampire Mysteries and turn it into a heavy-handed political fable with vampires, recently rendered "safe" by the creation of the synthetic Tru Blood as stand-ins for the disenfranchised.
June 10, 2011 |
Late in the third season of HBO's sexy hit series "True Blood," aggrieved vampire king Russell Edgington (played by Denis O'Hare) walks onto the set of a news broadcast and rips the spine out of the unsuspecting anchorman on air. Clutching dripping viscera, he stares into the camera and tells the viewing audience just how dangerous his kind can be. In case anyone hadn't gotten the message. Over on AMC, the populace is threatened by an equally terrifying menace: roving masses of zombies.
September 5, 2008 |
When IT comes to on-screen romances, Anna Paquin has found that true love hurts. It can even be deadly. In the "X-Men" franchise, Paquin played Rogue, a mutant superhero who absorbed the life force of anyone she touched -- a condition that made just holding hands a lethal proposition. And now in HBO's new drama "True Blood," which premieres Sunday, the 26-year-old actress stars as the plucky, upbeat Sookie Stackhouse, a virginal waitress who has a potentially fatal attraction to a mysterious, brooding vampire (Stephen Moyer)