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Alexander Skarsgard On His 'True Blood' Menage a Trois

by Mike Ryan, posted Nov 9th 2011 6:30PM
Alexander Skarsgard is well aware that he can't be the scoundrelly yet, at times, amiable, vampire Eric Northman forever. That's not to say that he hasn't enjoyed his time on 'True Blood'; he has, even if that does include filming an occasional ménage à trois with real-life husband and wife Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin. But he also realizes that continuing to play the versions of Eric Northman he's continuously offered -- "without the fangs," he admits -- is, as Skarsgard puts it, "creative suicide." In other words: nothing a Lars von Trier movie won't fix.

Read on for an excerpted Q&A with Skarsgard, and check out the entire conversation over at Moviefone.

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Comic-Con 2011: Highlights from HBO's 'True Blood' Panel

by Laura Prudom, posted Jul 22nd 2011 11:00PM
Ballroom 20 was alive with the sound of squealing Friday night, as the unnaturally attractive 'True Blood' cast hit the stage at Comic-Con.

Alexander Skarsgård, Ryan Kwanten, Stephen Moyer, Nelsan Ellis, Kevin Alejandro, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Rutina Wesley, Deborah Ann Woll, Anna Paquin and Alan Ball (phew!) held court before a packed house, showing off some steamy scenes still to come this season in a searing sizzle reel (watch it and get more on that here), before tantalizing the audience with a few juicy spoilers in the hour-long panel.

Sam Trammell (whose wife is about to have twins) and Joe Manganiello (who is filming a movie in Atlanta) were sorely missed, but we'd still say that the hotness quotient of the panel was far above normal human levels.

Check out a few of the highlights from the panel after the jump.

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PaleyFest 2011: The 'True Blood' Cast Talk Demon Babies, Witches and Season 4

by Laura Prudom, posted Mar 6th 2011 10:30AM
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'True Blood' took a super-sized bite out of PaleyFest 2011 on Saturday night, as 16 members of the ensemble cast joined creator Alan Ball on stage at the Saban Theatre to celebrate the show's success and drop a few hints about what's in store for season 4.

As well as sitting in on the sold-out panel, TV Squad was on the bustling press line for the event, where we managed to grab a few moments with cast-members such as Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer (Sookie and Bill), Rutina Wesley (Tara), Todd Lowe (Terry), Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica) and Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam). The 'True Blood' team is notoriously stingy with spoilers thanks to a comprehensive confidentiality agreement, but we did manage to unearth a few hints in regards to next season's storylines.

Join us after the jump for highlights from the press line and panel. Spoilers ahead.

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'True Blood' - Eric Finally Gets Revenge on Russell (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Aug 30th 2010 2:40AM
'True Blood' - Eric Finally Gets Revenge on RussellIt's been a long time coming. But then, vampires are essentially immortal, so "a long time" is kind of relative in this situation. Tonight on 'True Blood' (Sun., 9PM ET on HBO), Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) finally has a chance to get back at Russell -- for real, this time around. And hey, it only took him a thousand years or so. Clearly, Eric is a man who doesn't like to rush these things.

Ten centuries ago, Vampire King Russell (Denis O'Hare) slaughtered Eric's entire family. That's a pretty traumatic event. Eric still isn't over it, for obvious reasons. In addition, the vampire Authority has ordered him to kill Russell -- although Eric would be willing to do that no matter what. Now, Eric figures out a way to murder his nemesis.

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'True Blood' Rolling Stone Cover: Bloody Hot or Too Gruesome?

by Ryan McKee, posted Aug 18th 2010 10:33AM
Have you been watching 'True Blood' and thought, "You know, this would be a great show if it only had more blood and nudity."? Probably not, especially with all the buff Weres this season. Still it's nice to know that Rolling Stone magazine is looking out for those of us who love seeing sexy, bloody naked people.

The 'True Blood' threesome Alexander Skarsgård (vampire sheriff Eric Northman), Anna Paquin (telepath Sookie Stackhouse) and Stephen Moyer (gentleman vampire Bill Compton) appear on the cover of the latest Rolling Stone -- available on newsstands today. In order to out-sexy Katy Perry's cover last month, where she appears in her underwear, the HBO stars are buck naked and blood-splattered. They have joined such nude-cover greats as John Lennon, Lady Gaga and The Dixie Chicks.

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'True Blood' - Eric and the Authority Are Trying to Kill Russell (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Aug 16th 2010 1:45AM
'True Blood' - Eric and the Authority Are Trying to Kill RussellFamiliarity can breed discontent. The vampires on 'True Blood' live for a long time, and so they've had a lot of arguments with each other. And over a thousand-year-period, it's easy to see how simple fighting could ratchet up -- into something much worse. Like the desire to commit murder, for instance.

[Spoiler alert.]

Russell and Eric are having a bit of a feud. It seems that Russell (Denis O'Hare) slaughtered Eric's family a thousand years ago. Well, we can understand how someone could still be angry about that. As revenge, Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) killed Russell's gay lover. So now they're both pretty upset.

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Ready for More Sookie and Bill? HBO Shops 'True Blood'

by Anna Dimond, posted Jun 23rd 2010 5:00PM
'True Blood' fans may soon sink their teeth into more fleshy fun. HBO has begun to shop around reruns of the vampire drama to basic cable networks, according to Broadcasting & Cable.

HBO confirmed the news amid a string of successes for the show. 'True Blood''s third season premiered two weeks ago to a record-breaking audience of 5.1 million, topping its season two premiere by almost 40 percent. The season two opener was HBO's biggest hit since 'The Sopranos' series finale in 2007. Then, on Jun. 21, the network announced that it had renewed 'True Blood' for a fourth season, which is expected to arrive in summer 2011.

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What Jane is thankful for

by Jane Boursaw, posted Nov 26th 2009 9:02AM
Eric Northman, True BloodHappy Thanksgiving! It's that time of year when we reflect on all the good things in our lives, and of course, my thoughts turn to TV. Let's take a look at a few things on the tube that make me feel all warm and fuzzy.

Sexy vampires. Oh my, we got lots of them this year. The Twilight Saga: New Moon's got nothin' on TV vampires. Eric Northman and Bill Compton from True Blood are definitely at the top of my list. Pictured is that hunk o' steamy vamp himself, Eric, a.k.a. Alexander Skarsgard in real life. But we also got those lovely Salvatore brothers on The Vampire Diaries. Elena certainly has some high-class problems, doesn't she? Steadfast Stefan or bad-vamp Damon? They both have their particular gifts.

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Fangtastic 'True Blood' Busts For Release in 2010

by Laura Prudom, posted Nov 26th 2009 8:00AM
True BloodCalling all fangbangers!

Forget blood lust. Haven't you often found yourself craving a lifelike replica of Eric Northman to sink your teeth into? Well pine no longer, my bloodthirsty friends: thanks to DC Unlimited and their upcoming series of 'True Blood' busts, you'll soon be able to display your homage to the hunky Sheriff of Area 5 on any mantle, bookshelf or nightstand.

The New York Post is reporting that the limited run of mini-busts will also feature the star-crossed (and somewhat whiny) human/vampire couple, Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), and will be made to order for release on July 21, 2010.

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Scream Awards Preview: A Fox-y Apology, Shatner Shenanigans and More

by Leonard Jacobs, posted Oct 27th 2009 2:30PM
Terror, cold sweats, hot flashes and adrenalin shots may sound like last week's 'Grey's Anatomy' plotline, but these conditions also were on display at the Scream Awards, Spike TV's fourth annual fete of filmdom's best in science fiction and horror. Handed out at the Greek Theatre in L.A. on Oct. 17, the telecast airs on the network on Oct. 27 at 10PM EDT. We won't ruin the fun by giving a rundown of all the winners (though -- SPOILER ALERT! -- we do mention some), but here's a quick primer for tonight's telecast, with a few highlights that might make the show DVR-worthy.

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Alan Ball of True Blood: The TV Squad Interview

by Jane Boursaw, posted Sep 11th 2009 2:01PM
Alan Ball, Rutina Wesley, Michelle Forbes, Deborah Ann WollOne of the most talked about shows of the summer is True Blood, HBO's supernatural series about vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, and all those eerie things we find both fascinating and horrifying.

With the season two finale right around the corner -- "Beyond Here Lies Nothin'" airs Sunday at 9 PM ET on HBO -- it's a great time to catch up with series creator Alan Ball (pictured, with Michelle Forbes, Rutina Wesley, and Deborah Ann Woll at the TCA awards in August). Read on for his thoughts on the future of Maryann, a Sookie/Bill pairing, and even a few spoilers on season three.

If you want to look at the full transcript of the wide-ranging interview, click here. The edited version starts after the jump. Oh, and read AOL TV's coverage of the show, as well.

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Eric Northman as Mr. January in the Fangtasia calendar

by Jane Boursaw, posted Aug 24th 2009 8:09PM
True Blood Wiki - Eric Northman, Mr. January, Fangtasia Calendar
I just got off the phone with Alan Ball, and have I got some good stuff for all you True Blood fans! Look for that interview on TV Squad in the next day or so. I'm trying to wrap my head around all the fun stuff Alan told me about season three.

Until then, I offer you this eye candy: Eric Northman as Mr. January on the Fangtasia calendar. I couldn't find an actual Fangtasia calendar on the official True Blood site, so let me know if you know where to get this. I believe this is fan art by "Bloody Mistress" from the True Blood Wiki. If you want to look at Eric while listening to the True Blood theme song, check it out on Cast TV.

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