'True Blood' Co-Executive Producer Talks Next Season
Pulses have barely slowed down since HBO's fourth-season "True Blood" finale, and already a co-executive producer has started talking up the Summer 2012 fifth season.
Raelle Tucker sat down with Entertainment Weekly and discussed what comes next in the fallout from Marnie (Fiona Shaw) resurrecting centuries-old dead witch Antonia (Paola Turbay), the two amassing followers and Antonia believing that she and her army can end all vampires forever.
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"There will be a very significant, strong, mysterious woman at the center of one of our main stories next year," he told the magazine. "That will be a very familiar and compelling character. It may be someone you've heard of before."
There will also be ample fleshing-out of the connections between Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and her faerie ancestry revealed in season three. She's already been tricked once into journeying to the faery homeland and lost a year of time in Bon Temps, after season three's end. Sookie already knows that her faery ancestors are the source of her telepathy, magical light and a taste to her blood that vampires love.
But she's not done under the Learning Tree yet, Tucker said.
"Season five will explore more fairies, new fairies, fairies in a way you haven't really seen fairies. We will all, as well as Sookie, come to understand fairies more than in previous seasons," he said.
Nor are King of Mississippi Russel Edgington (Denis O'Hare) or now-vampire former Fellowship of the Sun leader Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian) gone for good.
"Russell is not dead. It's safe to assume the king of Mississippi is not gone for good," Tucker added. "I will say that Steve's reason for returning to Jason is not at all what you expect."
Finally, Tucker added, Sookie will be flying solo a while. And Bill (Stephen Moyer) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) will have to pay the piper for dealing the True Death to Nan.
"The consequences of their actions in the finale are going to chase them for a while next year."