Stephen Moyer to Direct True Blood Episode 5.08


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Stephen Moyer at Paley Fest 2009

The filming of True Blood’s season 5 is more than half completed and we’re excited to see some new casting calls for the next episode 8. However, the biggest and most important news about this episode for us, is that Stephen Moyer, our own Bill Compton will direct, as noted in the information from IMDB below:

TRUE BLOOD, Episode #508, “Somebody That I Used to Know”
Director: Stephen Moyer
Writer: Mark Hudis
Location: L.A.
Start Date: approx. 4/2/12

This is the first time a True Blood star has directed an episode and since we know Stephen has longed to direct, we’re thrilled for him.

However, we’re also not too surprised about it since we remember that during PaleyFest last year Stephen was asked if he wanted to direct an episode of True Blood. His reply was that he had hoped to do so. He also revealed then that he had already shadowed one of the directors to learn the ropes during Season 3. We wish him the best in his True Blood directing debut and cannot wait to see his episode.

Congratulations, Stephen! 

Below is the video from Paleyfest where Stephen talks about his desire to direct.



  1. OMG! So excited for Stephen. I cannot wait. Also, I love the title of episode 8 because the song is sung by Goyte featuring Kimbra, whom I’ve been listening to lately. The songs pretty catchy.

  2. I just can’t express how happy I am for Steve to be able to fulfill a dream and get a chance to direct. This is wonderful news! Cannot wait and wish him all the best!

  3. Just wonderful news! He was executive producer on “Free Ride” last year, and now directing on TB this year. I’m thrilled he’s getting to spread his wings and involve himself more fully behind the camera.
    I just hope he continues to work in front of the camera too. He’s such a talented actor!

  4. What awesome news! I’m so happy for Stephen that he will be able to realize his directing dreams, and on his very own show at that. And here’s hoping that title means we might meet somebody interesting from Bill’s past.

  5. Congrats to Steve that is awesome news. Can’t wait to see his directing debut I know it’s something he’s always wanted to do. June can’t come fast enought

  6. This is just the BEST news I can’t wait more Stephen directing films and acting in them would be great!!

  7. I’m thrilled! I knew it was going to happen sooner or later, so this is way cool! He’s going to do an incredible job!

  8. Yay!!! It’s fantastic!!! :D I’m completely sure that Stephen is going to do an excellent work directing the episode 8. Congratulations to him, I can’t wait to watch Season 5 *-*

  9. Major props to Stephen that he will be directing! What’s especially exciting is that there will be a flashback sequence in this episode – those scenes are always my favourites and I’m sure Stephen will do a fabulous job!

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