‘True Blood’ Stars: Season 4 Will Be ‘Crazy’ & Involve ‘A Lot Of Fighting’
First Published: December 11, 2010 1:01 PM EST Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Howl! Season 4 of “True Blood” is in the works and it’s going to be a big one according to some of the stars of the pulpy HBO drama.
“It’s gonna be a crazy Season 4,” Rutina Wesley told Access Hollywood at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle Golden Globes party to announce Miss Golden Globe on Thursday evening in Los Angeles.
Director Alan Ball left viewers with a host of cliffhangers a few months ago, including a big one with Rutina, whose character – Tara – left Bon Temps in a convertible, seemingly never to return.
“There’s gonna be some changes with Tara,” Rutina told Access of what lies ahead for her character, who in Seasons 2 and 3, took quite a beating. “Hopefully some power and some strength.
“And not be tied up all the time,” she added, literally referring to the host of scenes in Season 3 that saw Tara in restraints.
However, it remains unclear if Tara’s adventures will see her returning to her original home of Bon Temps.
“That’s the big question,” Rutina said of whether Tara returns. “I can’t tell you that. I love my job too much.”
Another cliffhanger from Season 3’s finale involved Merlotte’s bar owner Sam, who fired a gun at the end of the last episode, possibly at his brother, Tommy Mickens, who was exiting Bon Temps with Sam’s sack of dough. But did he shoot his kin?
“I can’t answer that,” Sam’s portrayer, Sam Trammell told Access Hollywood with a grin at the InStyle event. “You don’t want to know… because something would be ruined for you, but you will find out. You will find out pretty quickly whether I did or did not.”
Sam confirmed, however, that fans will find out the answer to the shooting question in the first episode back.
While Sam and Tara’s fates remain a mystery, James Frain, who played the psychotic, quirky vampire Franklin in Season 3, said his future on the show is a done deal – his character has most definitely met the true death.
“I petitioned them for a flashback or even like a spin off series — I came up with some ideas, but they didn’t return my calls,” he said with a smile.
Still, life isn’t too bad for the former “Tudors” star. He has a lead role in “The Cape,” which begins airing with a two-hour series premiere on Sunday January 9 on NBC. He also stars alongside Robert Pattinson in the big screen venture “Water for Elephants,” which opens in April 2011.
Joe Manganiello, who joined “True Blood” during Season 3 as fan-favorite Alcide Herveaux, recently spoke to AccessHollywood.com, and he offered some hints about the witch influence coming to the show. (Witches figure heavily in Charlaine Harris’ book “Dead To The World,” which Series 4 is expected to take inspiration from)
“We can kind of logic it out from what we know: What we know is that the werewolves and vampires don’t get along. We know that fairies and vampires don’t get along… Then we know from the books — if you look at the books — that the witches don’t get along with vampires. So basically everybody doesn’t get along with vampires. So at some point I would imagine the vampires are going to possibly [make] some friends, I would imagine,” Joe recently told Access of how the supernatural creatures of Bon Temps might consider dealing with the new, magical forces coming to town. “Maybe they’re going to need help against all these people, I don’t know. I think there’s going to be some unlikely alliances formed and it seems like there’s going to be a lot of fighting.”
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