At Comic-Con earlier today, showrunner Alan Ball aired a trailer of the upcoming episodes of season 5. Of course, it would not be a “True Blood”‘s trailer if it wasn’t bloody. Take a look below.
True Blood“ airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.
In other casting news:
Bill Heck will recur on CBS’ new series “Elementary.” The actor will play Ty, an old handsome friend of Lucy Lui’s character, Joan. Ty is further described as a rising star as New York District Attorney’s office. [Deadline]
Christian Antidormi has joined STARZ’s bloody series “Spartacus” for its final season. The actor will play Tiberius, Marcus Crassus (Simon Merrells)’s son. Tiberius is determined to impress his father by using any means necessary to “vanquish” Spartacus. [TVLine]
Kelly Hu has been cast to guest-star on CW’s freshman drama “Arrow.” Hu will portray China White, a villainess introduced as a South Pacific drug cartel leader.
A teaser of the last season of “Spartacus” was released yesterday at Comic-Com. The series which stars Liam McIntyre, Cynthia Addai-Robinson and Manu Bennett will come to an end next year.
“Let’s make the biggest, most epic season ever and go out on a high [note],” DeKnight, the creator of the series said at Comic-Con. By the look of the teaser it seems they will. Check out the teaser below.
“Spartacus: War of the Damned,” will air in January 2013 on STARZ.
Yesterday at Comic-Con, HBO announced 14 new cast additions to the third season of “Game of Thrones.” The upcoming season is expected to premiere March 31, 2013.
The 14 roles are:
Diana Rigg as Lady Olenna Tyrell. ”Also known as “The Queen of Thorns,” Lady Olenna is the grandmother of Margaery and Loras Tyrell and is, in many ways, the true leader of their powerful family.”
Mackenzie Crook as Orell. “ A wildling raider, Orell is a “warg” or “skinchanger,” with the ability to enter the mind of an animal and control its actions.”
Clive Russell as Bryndon “The Blackfish” Tully. “Known far and wide as “The Blackfish,” Brynden is a famous knight and the uncle of Catelyn Stark. He quarreled bitterly with his brother, Lord Hoster Tully, and the two were estranged for many years.”
Nathalie Emannuel as Missandei. ”Originally from the peaceful island of Naath, Missandei was sold into slavery as a child, along with her brother. She received education in various languages and became a translator to the slave trader Kraznys in Astapor.”
Kerry Ingram as Shireen Baratheon. Shireen is “the only child of Stannis Baratheon. An avid reader, she escapes her lonely life through myths and stories –- her books are her most treasured possessions.”
Richard Dormer as Beric Dondarrion. ”Once the lord of Blackhaven and a celebrated warrior, Lord Beric has now become the leader of the Brotherhood Without Banners, a band of vigilante outlaws.”
Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane, ”a famed wildling warrior and chief lieutenant of the ‘King Beyond the Wall,’ Mance Rayder, Tormund is fearsome and strong, with a large build and a beard to match.”
Philip McGinley as Anguy, ”an extremely skilled archer and key member of the outlaw band known as the Brotherhood Without Banners.”
Tara Fitzgerald as Selyse Baratheon. “The wife of Stannis Baratheon, Selyse spends much of her life in seclusion, shut away in a gloomy tower.”
Tobias Menzies as Edmure Tully. ”The younger brother of Catelyn Stark, Edmure has recently become Lord of Riverrun in the wake of his father’s death.”
Anton Lesser as Qyburn, ”a former maester of the Citadel, who was stripped of his chain many years ago.”
Paul Kaye as Thoros of Myr. ”A key member of the outlaw band known as the Brotherhood Without Banners, he is a Red Priest, in service of the Lord of Light, and originally hails from the Free City of Myr, in Essos.”
Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Jojen Reed. ”A mysterious and enigmatic young man who becomes an important ally to Bran Stark.”
Ellie Kendirck as Meera Reed. ”The eldest daughter of Howland Reed and a staunch Stark loyalist, Meera and her younger brother Jojen seek out Bran Stark to protect him on his hard journey north.”
The cast are introduced in the video below, take a look.