Spoiler alert! If you don’t want to find out what’s in store for Bill, Sookie and company, look away now.
The end of the sixth season left audiences dangling on the edge of a surprise impending attack. Now, as the seventh and final season of the hit vampire drama is soon to get underway, with a première in 2014, there is bloodshed, revenge and extreme measures of every kind to look forward to.
For Brit actor, Stephen Moyer, the final season of True Blood is even more significant, as he steps into the directorial seat again to take lead of the show. Moyer took the chance to sink his teeth into the hugely anticipated close of the drama by directing the opening episode of the final series.
After a short break away from vampirism, taking the role of Captain George Von Trapp in a live televised version of The Sound of Music, Moyer returned to direct and star again in True Blood, and enjoyed an exclusive glimpse of what the show’s writers have in store for the explosive finale of the show.
In the director’s chair
Though it was not his first time directing, having shot short films before in his career, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts graduate described his experience of directing the episode with evident delight, recounting shooting scenes with fellow stars, Sam Trammell and Alexander Skarsgård, as one of the highlights of the show.
Stepping behind the camera, Moyer was surprised at the extra nuances of the show that were revealed beyond the pages of the script. Moyer returned to the position of director comfortably, having previously directed episodes in both seasons 5 and 6. The former True Blood actor Rob Kazinsky, known to fans of the show as “Ben”, aka Warlow, praised Moyer’s natural aptitude for directing and his ability to guide fellow actors and structure a scene with surety.
What to expect in season 7
While details of the final series are closely guarded, it’s clear that the battle looming over the end of the last episode will call for a naturally bloody resolution. And with a new vampire disease at large, HepV, this brings the prospect of the show getting even darker.
Viewers of the show can expect the unexpected – as popular relationships come under the axe, only to be replaced with surprising new pairings.
With both Andy’s daughter, Adilyn, as well as Lettie May Thornton, being promoted to regular cast members for the last series, fans can expect a strong and exciting end to the show.
For fans and cast members alike, bidding adieu to the denizens of Bon Temps may be a tough call, but the long running series is bound to leave a permanent legacy in contemporary culture, with a passionate fan base and critical acclaim throughout its history.