Alan Ball’s replacement as True Blood showrunner, Mark Hudis was recently interviewed by Rebecca Raber for a Haverford College publication. Hudis is an alumni from the college. In the article, he sheds some light on what we can expect for True Blood Season 6.
WARNING: For those who don’t want to know – don’t read below!
Hudis shared this below with the publication;
Season five ended with our normally human-friendly vampire hero Bill Compton drinking the blood of vampire savior Lilith, exploding and reconstituting into something evil. “Certainly he’s not going to be the Bill we know and love,” says Hudis of the character’s evolution next season. “He’s going to have more bite, no pun intended.”
What else can we expect? Following a season that dealt with more global issues (such as national vampire politics), Hudis wants to bring the action back to Bon Temps, the small Louisiana town that is home to the show’s central characters, and focus on telling fewer stories with more characters. (True Blood-ophiles might also be interested to know that Sookie and Jason will spend the year searching for Warlow, the vampire that Sookie has been promised to.)
I have a few things to say before you have yours…
- Speak for yourself, Hudis…Bill is NOT who I love. As far as I’m concerned…Bill turned to goo and should’ve stayed that way. And watching a
bloody tamponoops, I mean Billith walking around on the loose doing God knows what – is not what I care to see either.
- I have a funny feeling “he’s going to have more bite” means that we’ll still have to put up with seeing too much of Billith in the coming season. Why didn’t he stay goo?
- “Focus on telling fewer stories with more characters.” – say…wha? How about telling fewer stories with FEWER characters? There’s still too many characters on the show and it only takes away from the main characters. It also means less screentime for our faves, Eric and Sookie.
- From the sounds of it, if Jason and Sookie are spending the year looking for Warlow, where does that leave Eric? It certainly sounds like we’re not going to be getting very many scenes with Eric and Sookie in them together this season. How disappointing.
Special thanks to SkarsgardFans.com for the scans from the publication…check them out in the gallery below.
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