July 26, 2009 – Tonight HBO is airing a brand new episode of their hit Vampire series, True Blood and at yesterday’s True Blood panel at the San Diego Comic Con, showrunner Alan Ball, novelist Charlaine Harris (whose Sookie Stackhouse novels comprise the basis for the series), and cast members Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Rutina Wesley, Nelsan Ellis, Michelle Forbes, Sam Trammell, Deborah Ann Woll, and Alexander Skarsgard were on hand to promote the show to what was reportedly a packed house comprised of media and devoted fans.
Reports from the event all state that the cast’s appearance received the most attention from the crowd. However the one-hour session also featured a promo for the back half of the second season of True Blood which was met with loud cheers from the audience at the end of it’s screening.
Commenting on the content of the preview clip of the second half of True Blood’s sophomore season, executive producer Alan Ball stated. “everybody’s going to go through some changes.”
Take a look at the same clip that the SDCC audience got to see.
Other announcements out of the True Blood panel centered around the launch of Tru Blood the beverage and the news that Charlaine Harris had signed a deal for three more Sookie Stackhouse novels.