Everything Is At Stake When True Blood Returns to HBO Canada for Its Fifth Season

The Vampire Authority is unleashed, an old king is about to rise and Sookie Stackhouse is dealing with the possibly fatal consequence of her showdown with Debbie Pelt after last year’s season-ending cliffhanger. Things are about to get bloody in Bon Temps when HBO’s hit drama True Blood returns to HBO Canada, a multiplex channel ofCorus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada) and Astral’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada), for a fifth season, Sunday, June 10 at 9 p.m. ET/MT day-and-date with the U.S.

The new season picks up as Sookie and Layfayette struggle with the emotional aftermath of Tara’s shooting while attempting to clean up and conceal the murder of Debbie. Meanwhile, Bill and Eric are visited by the Vampire Authority and encounter a woman from Eric’s past; in search of the missing Marcus, Alcide’s werewolf pack comes after Sam; Jessica enjoys her new freedom by partying with local college kids; Jason is visited by the recently turned Rev. Steve Newlin; Terry’s posttraumatic stress disorder is reignited by Patrick Devins, an old Iraq War comrade; and Alcide turns up at Sookie’s to warn her about the recently resurfaced Russell Edgington.

Nominated for four Emmy® Awards in 2011, True Blood follows the on-and-off romance between waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and 173-year-old vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and vampire Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård). Alan Ball (creator of the Emmy®-winning HBO series Six Feet Under) created and executive produces the show, which is based on the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris.

True Blood also stars: Ryan KwantenRutina WesleySam TrammellNelsan EllisChris BauerCarrie PrestonTodd LoweJim
Deborah Ann WollKristin Bauer van StratenJoe ManganielloLauren Bowles; and Janina Gavankar.

New cast members for Season 5 include: Scott Foley (Grey’s Anatomy) as Patrick Devins, an Iraq war veteran out to track down Terry Bellefleur, his former comrade; Christopher Meloni(Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) as Roman, the Guardian of the Vampire Authority; as well as Valentina Cervi and Lucy Griffiths as Salome and Nora, Chancellors of the Vampire Authority.

True Blood Season 4 Marathon

Subscribers can get their fill of True Blood and catch up on the series with a Season 4 marathon leading up to the premiere on Sunday, June 10. From June 5 to June 9, catch back-to-back episodes beginning at 10 p.m. ET/MT on HBO Canada. The entire fourth season is also available on HBO Canada On Demand.

In Western Canada, True Blood will be available in High Definition on HBO Canada HD, and on demand and online with HBO Canada On Demand where available through participating broadcasters. In Eastern Canada, True Blood will be available in High Definition and On Demand, and on HBO Canada OnLine with Bell TV Online, Rogers On Demand Online and Videotron’s Illico Web.

HBO Canada is a multiplex channel offered by Astral’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada).