Summer T.V. keeps getting better and better!
The weekly trek to Jay's to watch True Blood with the gang resumes on Sunday with the Season 5 premiere on HBO of the Southern gothic vampire drama.
Truebies were left hanging with the return of the arrogant sociopath Russell Edgington who was released from his cement grave. We will also learn the fate of Tara who was shot in the head in the season 4 finale
Series creator, Alan Ball says season 5 is based on Dead as a Doornail, but we will see even more departures from the order of the books. Apparently he will combine elements from multiple book!
This concerns me a little for a couple of reasons. This is Ball's last year. he is moving on to a new project. I felt last year that the inclusion of so many new characters water down the show. At times it seemed that there was a lack of focus because there were too many sub-story lines going on at the same time.
Sookie, Bill, Eric, Alcide, Lafayette, Arlene, Terry, Jessica, Hoyt, Sam, Jason, Pam, Luna and Patrick are all back.
There are plenty of new characters as well, including Salome, an ancient vampire, daughter of King Herod!
Gourmet popcorn, designer root beers and perhaps True Blood soda await!
True Blood season 4 will be released on DVD and Blu-ray May 29, 2012.