Sam Merlotte finds his family.
Sam’s not going to be the only Merlotte in the series as we finally get to meet Sam’s real family.
“I’m getting to write Sam’s family, which is a lot of fun, and, really, I feel really satisfying as a character arc. I really am glad that he’s taking this journey and he’s learning about himself. I find that interesting. They aren’t the brightest people, maybe. At least they appear that way. They’re fairly dysfunctional, but like anybody else, they have their good things about them and not-so-good things. They’re still getting to know each other. Sam’s still getting to know them, and so are we.”
Sookie investigates her powers.
Sookie’s powers started out as simple as being able to hear thoughts in season one and quickly moved on to being able to make light appear out of her hands. With season three, we’ll get a better look at what exactly Sookie can do as she explores her powers more.
“I think that Sookie is conscious of her abilities more this season than she’s been, and she’s questioning them more. We’re going to be exploring that more this season.”
Jason keeps his nose clean.
Sookie’s brother Jason has been in trouble ever since the show start, but now the brother-of-the-year can rest easy as he’ll be staying out of trouble – for the time being. (Jason has quickly become one of my more favorite characters. Lafayette needs to step it up.)
“I think Jason’s path this season is actually about not getting into trouble. It’s about trying to stay out of trouble. I think it’s going well for him.”
There’s a new biker gang in town.
There’s more than a gang of vampires in town. It’s a biker gang called “Coot’s F**k You Crew” and it seems that these are more than just your regular Harley Davidson, leather wearing bikers. Possibly vampire bikers? Fingers crossed.
“The one thing I will say is that they are very mysterious. They’re a group who’s been around a lot longer than you think. I don’t want to say too much about them right now, because I think that we are in the early stages of figuring that out.”
Headgear is the theme for season 3.
Tucker says that helmets have become the running joke in the writer’s room (much like pineapples in Psych) and that it looks like it may be the theme for the new season.
“There’ve been several moments that we’ve been pitching things and thought, ‘Oh, well, maybe she could be wearing a helmet, and that would protect her. Maybe he could wear a helmet in that scene. Suddenly we realized we had a whole bunch of characters wearing helmets for no particular reason. So we thought, oh, that’s the theme of the season.”
Eric’s screen time is limited despite fan demands.
Alright, we all know that all you ladies love Eric, but it doesn’t look like the writers of True Blood don’t seem to care.
“You know, what’s funny is that he’s in the first two books; he’s a fairly minor character in Sookie’s universe.”There’s a lot of fan pressure that they’re supposed to be this big romantic thing, which actually in Charlaine [Harris]‘s books doesn’t happen until much, much further down. I think if we did that, we’d probably bore them all to death. I think part of the magic of Eric is some of the mystery of Eric and the inaccessibility of Eric. I think you don’t want to turn them into the nice romantic love interest who’s in every scene. I think his danger is important, so not just throwing him up whenever somebody wants to see his bare chest is actually a more disciplined approach.”
So, there you have it. So many spoilers… the only way you could be more spoiled is if you’d go out and read the book the third season will be based on (“Club Dead”), but who’s going to go read something? Reading is so 90’s… It’s not like you’re reading something right now… oh right. Well, like I said, reading is cool.
Is there anything you’d like to see in the next season? Like I said above… Lafayette needs to get back to normal because his was my favorite character in the first season.
Season 3 of True Blood will premiere in June, 2010 on HBO.
Source: Sci-Fi Wire