Saturday, June 8, 2013

The Battle Rages On - Anticipating True Blood Premiere

The premiere of season 6 of HBO's series True Blood (2008) is right around the corner. This is a series that I have watched since the very beginning and have read all of the Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse series. As a fan of both the books and cable program, this is a highly anticipated season premier. Especially where season 5 left off, as Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) has seemed to have now taken over the supreme role of Lilith, whom we believe he destroyed. Lilith was portrayed as this pure supreme vamparic being. Now that Bill has her supreme entity blood coursing through is veins, we can only speculate at what this will represent for the upcoming season.
With the Authority in shambles and the True Blood factories attacked, the tagline "War is Coming" is apparent. The hierarchy of the vampire community will be interesting to watch. Will the Authority remain in charge and start an clean-up mission. Or will Bill become the supreme leader, much like his previous role of a Vampire King (instead of just being the King of Louisiana, he would be the ruler of all.
Adding to this already amazing assemble is the legendary Rutger Hauer (Ladyhawke, 1985). He will represent another supreme being in the series, Sookie's Grandfather Niail Brigant (according to HBO.com) a leader of the Fae. According to Wiki, Hauer's character is Macklyn Warlow, whom has rights to the first born female within the Stackhouse family with Fae abilities - Sookie.
"The piece de resistance, the jewel in True Blood's sordid, gory season six crown: Rutger Hauer, who will be playing Macklyn, a mysterious and sinister figure with deep ties to Sookie and Jason" (Den of Geek, 2013).
Looking through and watching the trailer, I believe this season will semi-mirror All Together Dead in the Southern Vampire Mysteries by the acclaimed author Charlaine Harris. However, the show has some attributes from the book series, but has the elements all it's own to stand apart from the written works.  A synopsis of the first three episodes is reported to be on the HBO site, if you want to get a head-start. True Blood on HBO