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'True Blood' star Nelsan Ellis talks Lafayette's new romance

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched this week’s episode of True Blood, “Lost Cause,” stop reading now (or, at least read our full recap first). We spoke with Nelsan Ellis, who plays fan favorite Lafayette, about his second favorite scene of the series—when Lafayette asks Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) if she really knows James (Nathan Parsons), and why it’s so unimaginable that he would want a piece of happiness, too. (His favorite Lafayette moment, for the record, remains the AIDs burger scene from season 1.)  READ FULL STORY

'True Blood' costume designer talks Eric and Pam's formal, flashback attire

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched this week’s episode of True Blood, “Lost Cause,” stop reading now. (Or, at least read our full recap first.) The Pam and Eric show continued as the duo traveled to Dallas in search of Sarah Newlin at a Ted Cruz fundraiser hosted at the Bush Library. We spoke to True Blood‘s costume designer, Audrey Fisher, about their memorable formal wear. And because we’re still obsessed with those flashbacks to 1986, 1996, and 2006, we got the backstory on those looks as well.

The Dallas Fundraiser

Seeing as how Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) would dress Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) in a purple sequin gown that Pam would joke makes her look like a “republic-nt,” and Pam would get even more joy out of dressing Eric up as the perfect Texan businessman, Fisher had one focus: “Try to get costumes that definitely were a big wink, but that weren’t too comical,” she says.

For Eric, she custom-made a traditional Western-style suit: “I had to make at least doubles of it, maybe even triples. I sketched it up. We found a great fabric that we could get enough of, because he’s a tall man—it’s a lot of yardage, more than just the average suit. And a wonderful tailor in Koreatown whipped up these beautiful suits that fit like a glove and have really beautiful Western detailing. We topped it off with not a 10-gallon hat—that would be too comical—but a really beautiful Western hat.” READ FULL STORY

Carrie Preston talks 'True Blood' tearjerker (and her next HBO gig)

Spoiler alert: If the July 13 episode of True Blood is still on your DVR, stop reading now. (Or, read our full recap.) We asked Carrie Preston to relive Arlene’s rescue.

And good news: Whether or not she makes it to the Aug. 24 series finale of the show, it’s not the last you’ll see of her on HBO. She’s set to guest star in a season 2 episode of Getting On, playing Denya Thorp, a cancer patient staying at the Billy Barnes Extended Care Facility who’s ready for a quick exit.  READ FULL STORY

'True Blood' star Tara Buck talks Ginger's past -- and future

Spoiler alert! If you haven’t seen this week’s episode of True Blood, “Death is Not the End,” stop reading now (or at least check out our full recap first). We spoke with actress Tara Buck, who’s billed as a regular for the first time this season, about fan favorite Ginger’s backstory, which, along with Fangtasia’s origin story, was revealed in a series of glorious flashbacks. READ FULL STORY

Joe Manganiello talks 'True Blood' shocker

Spoiler alert! If you haven’t seen this week’s episode of True Blood, stop reading now (or update: check out our full recap first). We spoke to the actor behind the final season’s latest casualty. READ FULL STORY

Inside that Eric-Jason 'True Blood' sex dream you can't stop watching

If you haven’t watched this week’s episode of True Blood, “I Found You,” stop reading now (or, at least check out our full recap first). We spoke separately with writer Kate Barnow, director Howard Deutch, and actor Ryan Kwanten for an oral history, if you will, of Jason’s much-anticipated—and so very Jason—sex dream about Eric (Alexander Skarsgard).

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Rutina Wesley talks 'True Blood' season premiere twist (and what Tara should sing in that 'True Blood' musical)

Spoiler alert! If you haven’t watched True Blood‘s season 7 premiere, stop reading now (or at least read our recap first). Rutina Wesley talked with EW about the opening twist.  READ FULL STORY

'True Blood' EP Brian Buckner talks final season: 'Heads are gonna roll'

True Blood‘s final season begins this Sunday at 9 p.m. on HBO, and a warning to viewers: Prepare for major Blood-shed. “It’s the final season of True Blood, so gone are the days where we pull our punches,” teases showrunner Brian Buckner. “Heads are gonna roll.”

The premiere picks up immediately after the events of the season 6 finale, which found Bellefleur’s Bar and Grill under siege by a group of Hep-V-infected vamps. “Mayor Merlotte, Sheriff Bellefleur, and Jason Stackhouse are going to have their hands full, because not only do they have to fend off these H-vamps, but also they have to fend off this [Bon Temps] vigilante group,” he explains. In a deliberate nod to Hurricane Katrina, adds Buckner, Blood‘s tiny Louisiana town will be left on its own in the wake of the Hep-V outbreak, getting no support or protection from the government. READ FULL STORY

'True Blood' musical in 'early discussions' at HBO

Picture this: Sookie Stackhouse is walking through the cemetery next to her house late at night when she sees Bill across the way. Suddenly, she can’t control herself anymore. But instead of running to him—much like she did in season 1—she bursts into song.

Sounds strange…but it could happen. EW has confirmed that True Blood composer Nathan Barr has pitched the idea for a True Blood musical. Barr told the Associated Press that the musical, which he’d like to be in workshop stages a year from now, would “try to return to the roots of the show.” It’s not clear yet whether that means cast members would return for the new project—although Stephen Moyer reportedly helped Barr put together samples for his pitch.

As far as HBO is concerned, this project is still in “very early discussions.”

'True Blood': Watch Sookie and Bill make a dramatic decision about their relationship -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Anna Paquin’s Sookie and Stephen Moyer’s Bill were not together at the end of True Blood‘s sixth season; the faerie waitress was dating Alcide (Joe Manganiello). Sookie wouldn’t even enter into a vampire/human protection agreement with Bill. But based on this exclusive clip from episode 3 of the final season of Blood, little miss Stackhouse appears to have changed her mind. What does this mean for the future of Sookie and Bill’s relationship? Truebies will have to wait and see. Watch the tease below… READ FULL STORY

'True Blood' trailer: Sookie, Bill, Alcide get ready for battle, but someone's still missing -- VIDEO

“Is this war, Bill?” Sookie asks. “How do we get through it?” Love — and lust (thank you, shirtless Alcide) — seem to be the answer in the newest trailer for True Blood‘s final, 10-episode season.

In this minute-long tease, viewers get a brief glimpse of all the big characters returning for a final hurrah: Lafayette is still looking for love, and Sam is still pondering where he belongs. Perhaps most enticingly, Bill seems to be preparing to make the ultimate sacrifice for Sookie, because, as Bill declares in that honeyed Southern drawl, “I owe you everything.”

So many True Blood suitors, and yet, ugh, Eric is still MIA. What gives? READ FULL STORY

'True Blood': See final season art

The end is near for True Blood. Tear!

To kick off the 10-episode seventh and final season of the vampire drama, HBO released the latest key art that features the official tagline for the killer episodes. We’ve also included some shots of Sookie and the gang for your enjoyment.

The drama will begin drawing blood on June 22. READ FULL STORY

'True Blood' final season trailer: Left for dead

When True Blood‘s sixth season ended, we were told that the show’s seventh and final year would bring the focus back to the town of Bon Temps, and the show’s first season 7 trailer makes good on that promise. It seems as though the Hep V virus is invading Bon Temps, and the government… well.. apparently couldn’t care less.

Watch the first trailer for True Blood‘s season 7 below.

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