“True Blood’s” budget may be dedicated largely to fake vital fluids, but at least the show will be saving on wardrobe costs again this year.
Actor Sam Trammell, who plays bar owner/shapeshifter Sam Merlotte on HBO’s fang-fest, says the show’s about to go back into production, and based on his look at the first few scripts he’ll be working without clothes again right off the bat.
Just how soon will Sam be getting naked? “Immediately,” he tells PopcornBiz. “Yeah, I won't be eating anything for Thanksgiving at all.”
Trammell also offered a little tease about a major paradigm shift that’s about to hit Bon Temps. “There are gonna be some really cool shapeshifter-y things happening,” he says. “There might be a shapeshifter community that we meet. And I can't say what it is, but there's something that happened that sort of changes everything, something at the beginning changes everything in town. So it's going to be cool, because you have the same characters and the same deal, but there's going to be something that makes it all fresh.”
Trammell also said he just did his first script read with an actor who’ll be playing a major new character. “There's gonna be a new character – a few new characters that I'm working with, yeah,” he says.
And fans won’t have to wait long for “True Blood’s” first trademark “holy crap!” moment in the fourth season: “It happens immediately,” says Trammell. “Pretty much right away!”