HBO has shown a new video promo for the upcoming Season 7 of True Blood. They call it a “tease,” and that’s just what it is. We get a tiny bit of information, but that’s about all for the upcoming season.
In the video, we hear Sookie talking about what’s happening. She talks about an attack at the church and that it was another ambush and was the sick vampires. She wonders how our government could leave everyone for dead and worries about the good folks of Bon Temps turning on each other like animals. She asks why!
Below is the video and some screencaps.
source: HBO on YouTube.com
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Some of the best moments in television come with the opening sequences, titles, credits or introductions for our favorite series on the box. From dramas, to comedies, it seems that HBO puts a lot of effort into their openers and set up what’s usually a fantastic series, and now True Blood’s opening credits have made a list of the 15 best credits since the year 2000.
Who can forget the fabulous opening sequence of True Blood? Even before we met our favorite, Stephen Moyer as Bill Compton, those credits let us know that something special was about to begin.
These credits are iconic in how they totally reflect the feeling of the show and Jace Everett’s song was probably the greatest find in TV history. His song, ‘Bad Things,’ combined with the scenes from the opening credits, let’s you know you’re in for more than just your run-of-the-mill, small town, backwoods story. Alan Ball found the song on ITunes after listening to hundreds of songs. He originally intended it to be a “filler” until he found a better song, but after it was mixed with the video, he decided to keep it. We’re so glad he did.
True Blood’s creator, Alan Ball is quoted as saying:
Title Sequence (Digital Kitchen, Seattle) – “I didn’t want actors’ faces paraded in front of me.” He described trying to evoke “a sense of tension” of “getting drunk and doing something with someone you wouldn’t normally do” and the craziness of the Bible Belt. That tension between the religious/spiritual and our primal natures. “Both represent a longing for a transcendent experience.” As for those critters and nature shots, Mr. Ball suggests that here, “the supernatural is a deeper manifestation of Nature, and that humans have lost the ability to receive.”
Digital Kitchen did those opening credits, and I thought it was great. They just got nominated for an Emmy, so it’s apparently not just my opinion. The song helps the images, but the images help the song just as much. I think they did a phenomenal job.
Gary Calamar, music supervisor for True Blood told the story at the Sync Up Conference a few years back at the New Orleans Museum of Art.
Speaking of “Bad Things” Calamar said, “It was a placeholder, it was my job to find the song.“ What is news to us is what Calamar shared about the runner up. He said that one of the songs seriously considered for the slot was CC Adcock’s “Bleed 2 Feed,” which Adcock had personally submitted for the production’s consideration.
Of Adcock, Calamar said, “He’s a great musician and a great – I don’t know if hustler is the right word — hustler in the best sense of the word,” Calamar said. Alas, “Bad Things” won out.
“At the end of the day, we could not beat it,” Calamar said. “It had the right mix of menace, humor and sex.“ “Bleed 2 Feed” did end up in an episode, and on the show’s first-season soundtrack album. ”We were able to repurpose it,” Calamar said.
As we go into the final season of our favorite show, let’s remember the magic that happened in September 2008 when True Blood aired it’s first episode on HBO. When I saw those opening credits, I knew this was going to be a great show.
I personally love the flashbacks in True Blood and that so many of them are about Bill! “Thanks for the memories, True Blood!“
SPOILER ALERT! - And, we know that there will be more Bill flashbacks in Season 7.
Here’s what we already know:
Bill will be going back to 1862 during the time of the Civil War and will clash with others around him concerning his thoughts on the ensuing war.
We will meet Bill’s parents, William Compton Sr. and Margaret Compton in 1855.
We’ll also see Caroline Compton (Shannon Lucio) give birth to one of Bill’s kids in the 1850s.
We will meet Bill’s father’s slave, “Minus” that Bill mentioned in Season 1 when he met Sookie’s grandmother and Tara asked him if he had owned slaves.
Thanks to billfuckingcompton.tumblr.com we can visually reflect on the many flashbacks we have had of our precious vampire, Bill Compton in seasons 1 to 6 by viewing the gif images that they presented on their tumblr site (see below).
Again, I’m really hoping for some excellent Civil War flashbacks this final season. What kind of flashbacks are you looking for this coming season? Do you like them? Tell us in the comments below.
1865 – his turning
1868 – his son dies
1910 – Bill visits his daughter
1926 – Bill and Lorena party on
1935 – Lorena releases Bill
1982 – Bill meets Nan Flanagan
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Season 7 promises us some interesting Bill flashbacks when the story takes us back to his human life.
In one of the flashback we will meet Bill’s parents, William Compton Sr. and Margaret Compton in 1855. We’ll also see Caroline Compton (Shannon Lucio) give birth to one of Bill’s kids in the 1850s. And in the present, get ready to meet Brigette, a smokin’ hot…microbiologist.
Stephen Moyer and Shannon Lucio in a scene from season 3
HBO recently announced the premiere date for the the last season, True Blood Season 7 in the US as June 22. Now, FOX UK has decided to change their own plans for the vampire drama.
Instead of launching the final season in its usual Autumn slot, the broadcaster has announced that they will debut the series’ swan song in July, mere weeks behind the US broadcast on HBO. This is the latest such move on the part of FOX UK to premiere high-profile imports as close to US transmission as possible, understood to be part of an attempt to limit piracy as much as is possible. The channel did the same thing with AMC’s hit series The Walking Dead, debuting it less than 24 hours behind the US.
I’d say this is a smart move and we sure will be a very popular one for the UK audience. No exact day in July has yet been announced that we can find, but as soon as we do, we’ll be sure to report it here.