Miami, June 4, 2012 – HBO Latin America will premiere the fifth season of the smash-hit drama True Blood simultaneously with the United States on June 10. Everything is at stake in the all-new season of the original series. Mixing romance, suspense, mystery and humor, the Emmy®-nominated show follows the on-and off romance between waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who can hear people’s thoughts, and 173-year-old vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer).
The final episode of season four left off with Sookie having to decide between her vampire suitors Bill and Eric (Alexander Skarsgård). Marnie (Fiona Shaw) was seeking revenge after taking over Lafayette's (Nelsan Ellis) body and wanted to obtain additional powers. Meanwhile, Jason (Ryan Kwanten) decided it was time to tell Hoyt (Jim Parrack) about sleeping with Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll), and of course, Hoyt didn’t take it too well, but Jason and Jessica came to an understanding about their relationship. Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer) tried to make amends about his recent strange behavior and Arlene (Carrie Preston) got a visit from the last person she wanted to see.
During each of the 12 hour-long episodes of the sexy and spooky series, fans will be introduced to the politics of the Vampire Authority and dangers of “vampire fundamentalism.” The outcome of this political power play could decide not only the fate of Sookie and her Bon Temps friends, but of all human existence.
The season kicks off with Sookie and Lafayette desperately struggling with what to do about Tara because they fear they may lose her forever, while also cleaning up after Debbie Pelt. Meanwhile, Bill and Eric, try cleaning up a mess of their own, and are visited by the Vampire Authority, one of whom is Nora, a woman from Eric’s past. Also, in search of the missing Marcus, Alcide’s werewolf pack comes after Sam. Meanwhile, with Bill away, Jessica enjoys her new freedom by partying with some local college kids; Jason is visited by the recently turned Reverend Steve Newlin; Terry’s PTSD is reignited by an old Iraq War buddy, Patrick; and Alcide turns up at Sookie’s to warn her about the recently resurfaced Russell Edgington.
Joining the cast include Christopher Meloni (Emmy®-nominated for Law & Order: SVU) as Roman, president of the Vampire Authority; Scott Foley (Felicity) as Patrick Devins, an Iraq war veteran who comes to Bon Temps to track down his former squad-mate Terry Bellefleur; Valentina Cervi (Jane Eyre) as Salome; Lucy Griffiths (BBC’s Robin Hood) as Nora; Kristina Anapau (Black Swan) as an enchanting faerie named Maurella; Louis Herthum (The Last Exorcism) as J.D.; Kelly Overton (The Ring Two) as Rikki, a hot new werewolf; and Dale Dickey (Winter’s Bone) as Martha.
Returning cast members include Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, Joe Manganiello, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Sam Trammell, Nelsan Ellis, Chris Bauer, Carrie Preston, Todd Lowe, Jim Parrack, Deborah Ann Woll, Kristin Bauer, Lauren Bowles, Janina Gavankar, Denis O’Hare and Michael McMillian.
Created by Oscar® and Emmy® Award winner, Alan Ball (creator of HBO’s “Six Feet Under”); Executive Produced by Alan Ball and Gregg Fienberg; Co-Executive Produced by Brian Buckner, Alexander Woo, Raelle Tucker, Mark Hudis, and Angela Robinson; and Co-Produced by Christina Jokanovich, Marlis Pujol, and David Auge.