Michael Ausiello conducted an interview with Stephen Moyer to talk about the last season of True Blood. Stephen offered a lot of speculation, although (in true TB cast form), not many facts. Excerpts below the Read More, and full article here.
TVLINE | When I spoke to Brian at the end of Season 6, he mentioned that this final season would be a reset of sorts for Bill. He specifically said that he doesn’t want to see Bill be an a–hole anymore. Reaction?
I think that it’s really hard. The characters can’t [always] be who the audience — or the actor — wants them to be at all times. That would be dull. A bunch of people loved Bill and Sookie together, but a whole bunch of people didn’t. So you can’t just please this bunch or that bunch. As [series creator] Alan Ball once said, “I’m not interested in people being happy.” And I’ve always said, as soon as you see one of our couples get together, you know [they’re] f—ed. As soon as Hoyt and Jessica got together I was like “No! They’re going to f—ing kill this, I know they are!” Because [that relationship] was so beautiful… I loved playing [Bill]. I love him. Whether they’re were things that I feel were done well or badly or right or brilliantly, I love him.
TVLINE | Brian also said the final season will focus more on Bill-Sookie, specifically the Bill-Sookie-Alcide triangle.
I know nothing. I’m directing the first episode, as you probably know, and I haven’t seen [the script]. We shoot [The Sound of Music Live] on the fifth of December and I start prep on True Blood on the ninth.
TVLINE | Wow, no break for you.
TVLINE | Personally, do you think Bill and Sookie are the endgame?
I don’t know whether they can be, given everything that’s happened between them. What Bill did was open up something inside her that she had never had before. He was the key to a new world for her. And maybe that’s all he was supposed to be — a window into that world. I don’t think that there is a right or wrong answer. I think a bunch of people would be happy if that was the story and a bunch of people would be pissed off if that was the story. I don’t read that s–t, so I don’t care, ultimately. All I want to do is do the show and have fun doing it.
TVLINE | What does Anna think?
She would have a completely different answer. She would probably say, “Sookie should go off and become a barwoman in New York.”
You notice that Michael is still trying to work the Buckner interview from last summer right after the season finale, where Buckner said that they would be working the Alcide/Sookie/Bill triangle. I still think that if that were the whole story, they wouldn’t have thrown that out there so early, so I think it may be a first-part-of-the-season storyline that shifts by mid-season. (Which still means I have no interest in watching those first few episodes, but it gives me hope that the whole season won’t be revisiting that relationship.)
I also think that Stephen sounds to me like he is trying to minimize people’s long-term expectations for a final reunion for Bill and Sookie. His view of what role Bill may ultimately plays in Sookie’s life is one I like — someone who introduced Sookie to a new world. You know, the one where she met Eric. 😉