Michael McMilian was promoting his latest True Blood project at Comic Con, Steve Newlin’s Field Guide to Vampires. According to ONTD:
“The idea behind the book is that it was his journal when he was a human, and the research he was doing on vampires and the supernatural world from the time during and after Season 2 and before he was turned into a vampire sometime during Season 4,” McMillian tells Zap2it during an interview at San Diego Comic-Con.
The general premise is that the journal was found in Steve’s car after he was kidnapped and turned into a vampire. Pam then took it from a Fellowship of the Sun protestor outside Fangtasia, and she and Eric made their own annotations on Steve’s notes.
Steve Newlin’s theories on vampires are not the only thing the former reverend dishes on — he also journals about the progress of his divorce from ex Sarah!
With Anna Camp finally making her triumphant return as Sarah Newlin in Season 6, fans will be happy to know that “Steve Newlin’s Field Guide to Vampires” will fill in the blanks about her and Steve’s divorce — at least from Steve’s perspective. He says the book helps explain what happened between when they were seen fighting on air at the end of Season 2 and when he returned at the end of Season 4.
“We just talk a little bit about why their marriage went wrong and sort of where they’re at. You can sort of track the divorce through the book, and there’s a lot of passages where he like just kind of gets off topic and rants about Sarah for a couple pages,” McMillian says. “Anna Camp and I have been great friends since Season 2 and we’ve been waiting for that moment to get back and play those characters together again.”
Steve Newlin’s Field Guide to Vampires is scheduled to be published in November 2013.