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'True Blood' producer Brian Buckner answers burning finale questions

This post contains plot details of the True Blood series finale, “Thank You,” which aired on Aug. 24. Read the recap

True Blood showrunner Brian Buckner has done some post-finale reading and knows fans have questions. During a conference call with reporters, he answered some of them. Here’s what you need to know: READ FULL STORY

'True Blood' season finale: EP Brian Buckner answers burning questions

Spoiler alert! If you still haven’t watched True Blood‘s season 6 finale, stop reading now. Exec producer Brian Buckner answered burning questions including whether we’ll see Eric again, if Tara’s mother is a Hep V carrier, and why you should have faith in season 7.

'True Blood' season finale preview: Naked Eric, a significant time jump, and Jessica answering to Andy?

True Blood closes its sixth season Sunday (9 p.m. ET on HBO) with an hour that exec producer Brian Buckner says won’t be as bloody as last week’s Vamp Camp massacre (RIP, Steve Newlin and Dr. Overlark). What can fans expect: The first half of the episode focuses on Sookie (Anna Paquin) and “a less patient” Warlow (Rob Kazinky), who expects her to follow through on her promise to become his fairy-vampire bride. There’s a “significant time jump” in the second half of the episode, Buckner says, which will help move the action back to Bon Temps for next season so it won’t feel like separate vampire, fairy, and werewolf shows — which the actors are excited about. “We have a couple of scenes at the end of this season where we were all there. It was amazing to see, like, the 20 cast chairs lined up with names of people I only see once a month,” Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica) told Entertainment Weekly managing editor Jess Cagle this week on EW’s SiriusXM channel. “What I’ve heard from Bucky, our new showrunner, is that he’s really interested in continuing that trend. So we hopefully will all be on the same show next year.” READ FULL STORY

'True Blood': Inside Sarah Newlin's insane fight

SPOILER ALERT! On this week’s episode of True Blood, Tru Blood spokeswoman Ms. Suzuki (Tamlyn Tomita) caught Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) tampering with her product and threatened to report it. Naturally, Sarah had to chase her through Vamp Camp and shut her up — and give the show one of its most hysterical scenes to date. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly managing editor Jess Cagle last week on EW’s Sirius XM channel, Camp called the sequence, which was filmed over three days, “the craziest scene I’ve ever shot.” She ended up going to the emergency room — in full Sarah Newlin hair and makeup — for a minor injury she received doing a stunt.

True Blood showrunner Brian Buckner can’t remember the show ever spending that amount of time on a sequence before but, he says, it was worth it. “We realized early on that Sarah was going to carry the torch for Gov. Burrell better than he could carry it himself,” he says, laughing. “She just became this great villain, and the idea of it was this very short-lived version of a descent into madness. She gets pushed like Walter White. The whole concept behind that fight is, you watch it in the movies and it seems easy to break someone’s neck, and killing people is not that easy. Suzuki would not die.” Buckner’s favorite moment? When Suzuki knees Sarah in the groin. “I had to go to set to ask women whether or not that would actually hurt,” he recalls. “I was assured that it would.” Watch the scene below. READ FULL STORY


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