Uhoh! Do True Blood fans have to worry that their beloved Eric Northman may not survive the new season? Apparently there are rumors going around that HBO is poised to kill off the viking vampire in the upcoming 6th season of their hit series. While this particular rumor hasn’t been confirmed or denied, it has been confirmed by Joe Manganiello himself that the table reads are getting a bit smaller and Ryan Kwanten just revealed that “There are some deaths. Favorite characters may not last.” Say it isn’t so! With episode 7 of season 6 being titled “The Funeral“, that doesn’t sound so cheery.
True Blood returns to HBO on June 16th.
Check out what else he had to say about the rumors:
Question: There are rumors that True Blood is going to kill off the gorgeous and sexy Eric Northam! Please tell me this isn’t true. He is one of the main reasons I watch. —Kelly
Ausiello: I can neither confirm or deny the rumors, but I can offer you two pieces of evidence that suggest such a twist is in the realm of possibility. The first one comes care of Joe Manganiello, who tells TVLine, “We’re getting to the point in the season now where people are starting to die. The table reads are starting to get smaller, and I’m sure they will continue to do that.” Exhibit B, meanwhile, arrives in the form of Episode 7′s title — “The Funeral.” Sorry I don’t have better news for you Kelly.
Question: Any serious True Blood scoopage? —Colleen
Ausiello: I suppose that depends on how you choose to interpret this additional, equally provocative tease from Mr. Manganiello: “I think [the producers] looked at some things that went on with Alcide last season, and thought, ‘How can we top that or how can we get even racier?’ And I think they’ve succeeded… Right out of the gate, it’s really juicy.”
Yikes. I’m not sure who could go in the new season. Is Bill even still alive? Could it be the end of Billith AND Bill? I can see Steve Newlin being killed off now that his wife will be back in the picture.
What do you guys think?