True Blood Season 5 in Pictures (Including Your First Look at Christopher Meloni as a Vampire!)

Like many of you, I obsessively sleuth out promos and have lurid, fan-fiction daydreams about where my favorite TV shows are going with almost no urging, so my brain is bubbling over HBO’s freshly released promo stills of True Blood Season 5. True Blood is the Vampire Queen of my heart, my absolute favorite series of all eternity, so clapping my eyeballs on these preview shots was like sipping the sweet, life-giving elixir of 1,000-year-old vampire blood. Let’s look them over and see what we can make of them!


Scott Foley, you sexy minx. I don’t care if Foley was on Cougar Town and Grey’s Anatomy, he will forever be Felicity’s virginity-obsessed RA in my '90s-child eyes, and he’s looking rough and foxy like a werewolf right here. Is that redhead a relative of Arlene or does she just go to the same colorist?


Well well well, if it isn’t my sexual vanilla and my favorite ancient nerdy librarian, Eric and Bill. And...who the eff are you, lady? I mean, it's Lucy Griffiths but why is she in league with our anti-heroes? How will fake fangs play with her British accent—or will the show make her attempt a more Southern tone?


Sigh. Despite my fevered letter-writing campaign, it looks like Andy Bellefleur is still involved with this show. And somehow he’s still making eyes at recanted-Wiccan Holly. How many fairies will he impregnate?!


Plaid and hot, no surprises here. Not a lot of info in this picture to glean.


Oh shit! That redhead WAS Arlene! Someone is looking WONDERFULLY young about the face.


My Party Down fave Ken Marino appears to be joining the cast and playing a woman no less, in a smart red wig and pearls ripe for the clutching! (J/K this is Carolyn Hennesy, not sure what kind of character she's going to be.)


Christopher Meloni looks like a very powerful and seriously grumpy vampire and I do not trust that stake at all. How long until he’s obsessed with Sookie’s fairy blood? That’s what I want to know.


Smoking hot Janina Gavankar looking miffed. OMG what if she’s carrying Tommy’s baby after their night of passion together when he was disguised as Sam? That is a guess out of nowhere but seriously, would such a baby resemble Tommy or Sam?


Christopher Heyerdahl is clearly playing a viking, right? Definitely a vampire, that’s for sure, and this photo was shot in the same weirdly lit room Chris Meloni was grimacing in. Is this a Vampire Headquarters and is it in Dubai?


My girl crush Jessica has added some kinky blue streaks to her perfect red hair and looks happy. So she’s still going through her rebellious vampire adolescence, I take it? Is that the happy smile of a girl sexually satisfied on the reg by Jason Stackhouse, I hope?


These two clearly just got done hot-boxing. And why am I not surprised Sookie is bleeding?


Vampire child! No question. What do you bet he runs Chris Meloni like Master Blaster? Also, that bowl is from OUaT.


I've seriously missed you, guy. You’re one of the best actors working today. Text me.


Here's Lucy Griffiths giving the stinkeye, and from the looks of her clothing it’s probably aimed at someone who just tried to disembowel her. (Pam? Where is Pam?!)


More Lucy Griffiths. I don’t know who this character is but I like her sassy expression and it looks like she’s in daylight, so despite the sassy black ensemble I’m going to guess “Supernatural Other.” Also, book fans: Where is Quinn? Am I right?!


The hairstylist continues to inch toward Emmys gold with Lafayette’s signature WTF hairstyles. Looking forward to seeing an elaborate set of fully rigged sails in his cornrows by Season 6.


Talk about a steely gaze and a perfect tie and handkerchief combo. I see a hazy bottle of True Blood so he’s a vampire or the lover of a vampire. Let’s do some Google sleuthing, a.k.a. gleuthing...okay I know that’s kind of cheating because we’re just supposed to be using pictures, but this is Peter Mensah and apparently he’s Kibwe, Chancellor for the Authority, an African vampire. Perhaps he will reminisce about Spartacus and that time 300 guys held off the armies of Persia?


Here's Scott Foley again, looking around Bill’s burnt-up house for his lost dog in this photo. It's moments before he wildly humps a vampire.


This guy! Still rocking the preppy sweater. FOTS FTW!


FINALLY. The sexiest woman in the world, Kristin Bauer, killing it with motorcycle gloves, a corset, Bridgitte Bardot hair and f*ck-me lips. Pam came back! She’s DEFINITELY at Fangtasia. So all is well? She’s going to be regulating sassy Lucy Griffiths? She better be.



So! Let’s make some predictions based on these tantalizing pics. Where is Sam? Where are the fairies? Where is Jason? Why so few images of Sookie? No ghost Jesús? Let’s discuss!!!



True Blood Season 5 premieres June 10 at 9pm on HBO.

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Vampires, Werewolves, Fairies, Old Greek Gods, WTF?

True Blood?

It's got something for everyone, but I am rather a purist and would like to keep just the Humans, Vampires, and Fairies. Am I the only male that thinks there is too much gratuitous SEX? Gee , and unless Jessica's hymen has stopped growing back, how much fun can this girl have? Stackhouse has got to f*ck her nonstop for him to have a chance of easy penetration...

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Tara and Pam FTW!!!
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A great man once said "F*** the Authority"/// Well let's see...
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Where the fuck is my Tara???? Can't wait the see what she turns into??? And she better be back this season or I will be totally CRUSHED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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They just released some new posters for season 5, and Tara is on one of them. That could mean anything, but it could be a strong sign that she is back. We will know after the first episode of season 5 what will become of Tara.
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did u watch the season finale? that will answer your question to where tara is.
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PS: The photo capped "More Lucy Griffiths." is Valentina Cervi. (Look at the nose.)
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yes, she always gets confused
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Christopher Heyerdahl was the scariest Demon and my favorite one, on Supernatural.
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A great set of shots, but very disappointing to not include a single picture of Linda Purl who will be playing Debbie Pelt's avenging mother Barbara.
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The images of Christopher Meloni, Christopher Heyerdahl, Peter Mensah and the child all seem from the same scene (Dubai indeed!). Nice threads! Very obviously not from Bon Temps, Louisiana. Do they even have suits down there?!?

Christopher Meloni and Peter Mensah seem to have the same pin on their lapel. Have we seen those before?
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Awesome!!! Can't Wait for the show to begin!
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This season looks like its going to be really awesome! I can't wait...
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can't wait to see Meloni bite someone xD
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Fantastically cast new actors! Seriously, all of them - Scott Foley, Peter Mensah, Lucy Griffiths, Christopher Heyerdahl, Christopher Meloni and Carolyn Hennesy - are great choices. I can't say anything about the kid, though.

And Arlene does look suspiciously fresh. She looks younger every season. By the way, I really enjoyed Carrie Preston's work in The Good Wife.
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She is a fantastic actress, and her work on "The Good Wife" was awesome. Together with POI, though, those shows are EASILY the best dramas on CBS. I love the way that "The Good Wife" uses its guest stars. Michael J. Fox and Martha Plimpton, too. So good.
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Am I the only one who thinks that literally every single female on this show is butt ugly? (Except Jessica, she's not hot at all but she's not butt-ugly either). Same goes for all recent vampire shows/movies.. The only good-looking vampire-show girl I've seen lately is Rebekah on TVD. And my oh my is she ever! But I mean, Janina Gavankar? Really? She has a freakishly large nose lol.



Anyway, I'm stoked for True Blood! It's the only show that keeps me stable throughout the long summers besides of course While Collar.
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I disagree strongly. There are lots of attractive women on True Blood, and to say that Rebekah of all people is the only attractive vampire is in all of recent vampire media is absurd. Rebekah? Really? Then again, it all comes down to taste I suppose.
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I don't know. Maybe you live in an alternate reality where all women are such smokin' hot Amazons, that these actresses are not up to your standards. Or maybe you set the bar for female beauty really, really high. Personally, I would put all these women in the top 10% when it comes to attractiveness. Some even in the top 1%, like Deborah Ann Woll. I recognize that my experience of female beauty is limited to ogling a large number of women during my lifetime. But based on the sample of literally thousands of women I've seen in films, music, school, on the streets, and even personally, I wouldn't go as far as calling the women on this show "butt ugly".
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Ok I am guessing the lil guy is Eric's brother (turned by Eric's maker), and I am thinking that one of the Christoper's, probably Heryerdal is Eric's father (maker). AND YES......where is QUINN??
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Eric's father was a human viking (maybe a viking king? I'm not sure) killed by wolves. Eric's maker was Godric - an ancient vampire who killed himself in the sunlight. I know this because I re-watched the whole True Blood lately - it was getting too confusing for me and I couldn't figure things out any more :)
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CennaTF was probably referencing Eric's brother from the books. In the books, Eric's maker, who was Roman, made it through the 11th book (I think) alive (well, dead alive), and created another vampire who was a child.
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Clearly Pam made off with Regina's apple bowl when she left Storybrooke.
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From looking at these pictures, this season already looks a million times more interesting than last season. The authority stuff is what I've been wanting to see for awhile now. Meloni, Heyerdahl, Mensah, Hennesy, and that creepy vampire kid make up the authority counsel, how cool is that? The woman between Lafayette and Lucy Griffiths is Salome, played by Valentina Cervi. She's some crazy ancient vampire chick. One thing last season lacked big time were vampires, almost every new character last season was anything but a vampire. Add Steve Newlin as a vampire, and the inevitable return of batshit crazy Russell Edgington, this season looks promising. Oh and I agree Lily, Pam is beyond sexy and my favorite vampire of all vampires in the media. Any other vamps can eat their heart out.
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I'm with feramy (below me). I like Andy as well.



I was happy to see Chris Bauer on The Office. He deserves more roles.
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Yeah, Bauer is solid, hope to see more roles for him.
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Awww...what have you got against Andy Bellefleur! He always cracks me up!
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Fantastic pictures. And as a guy who has followed both "Law & Order: SVU" and "True Blood" from beginning to now, can I just say that I am LOOKING FORWARD to seeing Christopher Meloni as an awesome vampire?!?! Also, I want that kid to be a ridiculously old, ridiculously vicious ruling vampire because that is always awesome.



I have a crush on Pam, too. And whoever Kibwe is, he looks serious, and that bodes well by my book. I love Alcide and look forward to more awesomeness from him. And I've been a huge fan of Todd Lowe ever since "Gilmore Girls" so I am happy about more of him, and you did not sell it short with the Arlene comments. I swear she got about 25 years younger from last season to take that picture. Seriously. Good for you girl (or make-up people).



Looking forward to this premiere.
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