True Blood: Watch the First Season 5 Trailer (VIDEO)

Not gonna lie: I stopped watching True Blood when that one season opened with Sookie in a faerie world and weirdos started throwing fireballs all over the place, so I'm unable to tell you what's going on in this first new-footage-including trailer for True Blood's fifth season. But it at least appears to be faerie-free, so it's got that going for it.

A couple things I did notice: Who belongs to the throat Eric is sticking his tongue down? What's Steve Newlin gonna be like as a vampire? Is Tara REALLY a goner? And is it possible for Jessica not to be the hottest thing in the universe?


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Apr 07, 2012
Oh, please let Tara be a goner, please let Tara be a goner!! Please, please, pretty please!!
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Apr 05, 2012
No, it's not Tara, it's Debbie. I hated Debbie, so I'm not surprised if its her that Sookie is burying (if it was Tara, I do believe that she would tell people what happened, so she could have a proper funeral).



Is it me or is Jessica getting cuter and cuter every season? I'm looking forward to see what happens between her and Jason (I wish Hoyt and her would end up together again by the end of this season). I hope that we get rid of Eric permanently! sookies loves Bill more than she loves Eric, so stop it and gives what we want! BillxSookie forever!
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Apr 04, 2012
Hopefully it's Tara they're burying in the ground. Right where she should be. One of the worst & most annoying characters ever in television. Right next to Chloe from 24. And if Chloe is any indication, we'll be stuck with this twit forever :(
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Apr 04, 2012
Season 5!!!!!!! Get in!!!!!! Cant wait to sink my teeth into the murky intrigue that is Bontemps at its finest.
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Apr 04, 2012
Whoa! The only thing that holds me over during the summer until the fall line-up. Nice. Also, thanks a bunch for posting a video that actually works outside of the states! lol
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Apr 04, 2012
In the very first scene of the clip you see Sookie and someone else burying someone (probably that bitch Debbie Pelt). Is it Lafayette?



Or is it a disguised Tara? Because last we saw Lafayette he was wearing a grey jersey knit shirt with pink stripe trim and cotton blue stripe pants.



The scene with Sookie sitting down in the shower: Is she mourning the loss of her friend or freaking out over killing Debbie Pelt with the shotgun?



Who is doing the voice over?



I think the woman Eric is kissing is Salome.



I can see Newlin is glamouring Jason. I Jessica going to sense he is in danger and come back? (When we left off last season she had just left his house so she would be close)



At 26 seconds in, is that Terry's old war buddy slapping him to the ground?



Do you think the wolf that was coming after Sam was Martha Bozeman? The newly listed character and probably Marcus Bozeman's mother?



So many good questions.



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Apr 05, 2012
I got the impression that Lafayette and Sookie were burying Tara. It would be a big cop out just to have Tara be brought back to life, but it's hard to put anything past the show after last season. As for Eric, I thought he was kissing hs vampire sister, but it could be Salome.
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Apr 03, 2012
Hopefully Tara is alive and well.
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Apr 03, 2012
I'm excited and can't wait, and I actually hope there is more about the faeries and their background and agendas. I look forward to the new season!
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Apr 03, 2012
No question that the show isn't what it once was but even with all the new creatures I still enjoyed the last season. Looking forward to the new one.
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Apr 03, 2012
I would like to see more vampires and less ghosts, mediums, shapeshifters, werewolves and everything else...
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Apr 04, 2012
Really? I like that in Sookie Stackhouse's world there are more than just vamps...
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Apr 03, 2012
Sigh.
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Apr 03, 2012
if you dont watch the show anymore why did you post an article about the 5th season preview? Odd. Anyway..can't wait for the premiere.
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Apr 03, 2012
Lily Sparks should have posted it, but Tim always does this kind of thing even for shows he doesn't like. Given his obsession with Deborah Ann Woll, I'm surprised he stopped.
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Apr 04, 2012
That's because Tim thinks his opinion is important on everything. Even if he has no clue what he's talking about. Poor journalism.
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Apr 02, 2012
Isn't the biggest question; who is talking over the trailer?

Its been a while since season 4 so this might be a stupid question but I can't put a character to the voice at the moment.
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Apr 03, 2012
It is Christopher Heyerdahl. He plays the Swede in Hell on Wheels, was a frequent guest actor on Stargate Atlantis as Todd the Wraith and plays both Bigfoot and John Druitt on Sanctuary.
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Apr 03, 2012
He was also the Athosian Halling on Atlantis as well.
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Apr 03, 2012
It is likely Christopher Heyerdahl.
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Apr 03, 2012
My guess is Dracula. He's bound to show up sooner or later.
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Apr 02, 2012
It kind of looks like the person Erik is kissing is Jessica. After all, he has already had Bills former Flame, might as well have his offspring. Plus, Jessica is the hottest thing walking so how could he resist.



As for Tara, even in death she could return somehow. She could be a ghost like Jesus is to Lafeyette. Maybe this is how they will introduce Zombies into the world. Otherwise, I could see this being remedied by Fairy magic either by Sookie or by the other fairies that are now in the mortal world.
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Apr 02, 2012
Tara dying on True Blood is like Bonnie dying on TVD. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.



And Jessica is always the hottest thing in the universe. Hands down.
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Apr 07, 2012
Correction gentlemen. Alexander Skarsgard IS the hottest thing (well ... on True Blood, at least)!!
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Apr 02, 2012
Haha I know Tara and Bonnie are so awful!
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Apr 02, 2012
NOT POSSIBLE Jessica not to be the hottest thing in the universe... I repeat NOT POSSIBLE Jessica not to be the hottest thing in the universe
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Apr 02, 2012
Nice! It's good to know that we're in for a little more vampire action. Season 5 looks like it's going to be its best so far.
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Apr 02, 2012
Things are looking a lot more interesting for season 5 than they were season 4. Season 3 and 4 almost seemed like the same season; different main story, same dumb subplots. I really hope they go a little in depth with Newlin as a vampire, since he was the ultimate face of opposition for vampires prior to that. Overall, can't wait!



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Apr 02, 2012
Best thing in the trailer: Christopher Heyerdahl talking English with his Norwegian accent :D (Although I'd suspect he's going to be a Swedish Viking as Eric)
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Apr 03, 2012
Tod is in this? Cool!
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Apr 02, 2012
I had a feeling that was Christopher Heyerdahl, but I haven't seen too much of his work. I actually thought that was the Christopher Meloni talking with an accent at first. Could be?
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Apr 02, 2012
Oh my word, that was the best thing I have seen from True Blood in 2 years. This has got me super pumped!! And No, Jessica can't not be the hottest woman in the universe. I just want to touch her, once, it doesn't matter where.
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Apr 02, 2012
Shoulder blades, baby!. Oh yeah! .... I just realized how creepy that sounds.
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Apr 02, 2012
GoT Season premiere and a glimpse of naked Eric. Thank you HBO.
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Apr 03, 2012
I want to like this a zillion times.
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Apr 02, 2012
I'm pretty sure that Eric is making out with his 'vampire sister' (same maker). I'd bet money on it.

Steve can't come into Jason's home without an invitation so he must have asked him in or something, god knows why.

I have no idea what's happening to Tara and it's driving me CRAZY!

I know the actress who plays her will be back but WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR TARA?!

Aaahh my heart can't take it. Is it june yet?

WAITING SUCKS
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Apr 02, 2012
The only thing I have heard about Tara is that the actress is coming back, but nobody knows anything beyond that. She could only appear in an episode or two for all we know.
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