Paleyfest 2011: True Blood Season 4 Update! Watch a Scene from NEXT Season!

This June “True Blood” returns to HBO, and fans have been endlessly speculating about Season Four: What new creatures will we see? Who gets naked? Will Tara finally stop fucking crying?

True BloodWell, Alan Ball and the entire cast crashed this year’s Paleyfest and dropped a few hints at what we can expect.

Appearing live were:

Kevin Alejandro, “Jesus Velasquez”
Marshall Allman, “Tommy Mickens”
Alan Ball, Creator/Executive Producer
Chris Bauer, “Andy Bellefleur“
Kristin Bauer van Straten, “Pam De Beaufort“
Nelsan Ellis, “Lafayette Reynolds”
Ryan Kwanten, “Jason Stackhouse”
Todd Lowe, “Terry Bellefleur”
Joe Manganiello, “Alcide Herveaux”
Stephen Moyer, “Bill Compton”
Anna Paquin, “Sookie Stackhouse”
Jim Parrack, “Hoyt Fortenberry”
Carrie Preston, “Arlene Fowler”
Alexander Skarsgard, “Eric Northman”
Sam Trammell, “Sam Merlotte”
Rutina Wesley, “Tara Thornton”
Deborah Ann Woll, “Jessica Hamby”

Read on for the spoilers!

  • Season Four will revolve heavily around witchcraft. According to Ball this arc will be kicked off with a Wiccan ceremony that accidentally summons an “older entity” (which we assume isn’t friendly).
  • Expect to see new werewolves, shape-shifters, and “a new child.” (Arlene’s serial killer love-spawn?)
  • Russell Edgington, the Vampire King of Mississippi, will return. Ball says the decision not to kill him was very deliberate, and when he comes back, “he’ll be pissed.
  • Guest stars this season include Gary Cole and Fiona Shaw as a witch.
  • Bill and Sookie aren’t going to get back together so easily. Their journey will be long and arduous.
  • Niall, Sookie’s great-fairy-grandfather from the Charlaine Harris books, will appear in the future (but probably not this season).
  • Tara and Pam will finally cross paths.

    In addition, Ball showed a quick “sneak peek” scene from the upcoming season, and we have it right here for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy, fangbangers!

    Paleyfest 2011 runs through March 17th; keep tabs on things by following the Paley Center on Twitter.

    Video courtesy of Annette Slomka.

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