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 yearâ€™s season-ending cliffhanger. Things are about to get bloody in Bon Temps when HBOâ€™s hit dramaÂ True BloodÂ returns toÂ HBO Canada, a multiplex channel ofCorus Entertainmentâ€™sÂ Movie CentralÂ (Western Canada) andÂ Astralâ€™sÂ The Movie NetworkÂ (Eastern Canada), for a fifth season,Â Sunday, June 10Â atÂ 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 Taraâ€™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 Ericâ€™s past; in search of the missing Marcus, Alcideâ€™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; Terryâ€™s posttraumatic stress disorder is reignited by Patrick Devins, an old Iraq War comrade; and Alcide turns up at Sookieâ€™s to warn her about the recently resurfaced Russell Edgington.
Nominated for four EmmyÂ®Â Awards in 2011,Â True BloodÂ 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 SkarsgĂĄrd). Alan Ball (creator of the EmmyÂ®-winning HBO seriesÂ Six Feet Under) created and executive produces the show, which is based on the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris.
True BloodÂ also stars:Â Ryan Kwanten;Â Rutina Wesley;Â Sam Trammell;Â Nelsan Ellis;Â Chris Bauer;Â Carrie Preston;Â Todd Lowe;Â Jim
Parrack;Â Deborah Ann Woll;Â Kristin Bauer van Straten;Â Joe Manganiello;Â Lauren Bowles; andÂ Janina Gavankar.
New cast members for Season 5 include:Â Scott FoleyÂ (Grey’s Anatomy)Â as Patrick Devins, an Iraq war veteran out to track down Terry Bellefleur, his former comrade;Â Christopher Meloni(Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)Â as Roman, the Guardian of the Vampire Authority; as well asÂ Valentina CerviÂ andÂ Lucy GriffithsÂ as Salome and Nora, Chancellors of the Vampire Authority.
True Blood Season 4 Marathon
Subscribers can get their fill ofÂ True BloodÂ 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,Â True BloodÂ will be available in High Definition on HBO Canada HD, andÂ on demand and online with HBO Canada On Demand where available through participating broadcasters.Â InÂ Eastern Canada,Â True BloodÂ will be available in High Definition and On Demand, and on HBO Canada OnLine with Bell TV Online, Rogers On Demand Online and Videotronâ€™s Illico Web.
HBO CanadaÂ is a multiplex channel offered by Astralâ€™s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainmentâ€™s Movie Central (Western Canada).