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Spoiler! True Blood Season 5 Episode 1 Title, Cast and Crew!

Posted on the 06 April 2012 by Truebloodnetcom @truebloodnet

The title and list of the cast and crew of the first (season premiere) episode of season five, episode 49, of HBO‘s award winning show True Blood, which is scheduled to air June 24th, 2012 follows. True Blood was creataed by Alan Ball and is based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels written by Charlaine Harris. WARNING! SPOILER ALERT! Do Not Read If You Don’t Want to be Spoiled! Although there are no plot or script details included here you can still make some inferences that could be misleading OR could spoil you. Fair warning! If you’re still interested, read on below the picture of Sam!

HBO Trueblood Season 5 Sam Merlotte played by Sam Trammell ripping off his shirt

Turn! Turn! Turn!

That’s the title of the first episode of season 5 of True Blood; Turn! Turn! Turn!  Of course the first question that this title brings to mind is: Will Tara Thornton be turned? There seems little question that she’s dead, it’s hard to put Humpty Dumpty back together again when her brains are splattered all over Gran’s walls and floor. Will she beome the thing she hated the most? If she is turned, who will do the deed? Bill and Eric are just across the cemetary, barely a vampire sneeze away. But there are at least three other regular series vampires who might be nearby. Jessica isn’t far off and might come visiting Sookie. Where is Pam? Could she be near by? Of course, most interesting of all those possibilities would be the reappearance of Russell Edgington. Russell as Tara’s maker is a very twisted and Alan Ball-like occurance. Or Tara could become a brain-eating zombie; she certainly needs to get a brain from somewhere!

There’s no reason to believe that Tara is the only one that could be turned either. Who else could be turned? How about Jason? Perhaps Hoyt goes after him and to save Jason Jess turns him. What about Mrs. Fortinberry? Talk about the fun factor! Wow! Who else could be turned this season? Post your ideas in the comments section.


Daniel Minahan

This is Minahan’s eighth directorial outing for True Blood. Other episodes:

Sparks Fly Out (5 October 2008)
Nothing But the Blood (14 June 2009)
Frenzy (30 August 2009)
Bad Blood (13 June 2010)
Fresh Blood (29 August 2010)
Me and the Devil (24 July 2011)
Spellbound (14 August 2011)
Turn! Turn! Turn! (24 June 2012) – Director


Created by Alan Ball
Novels by Charlaine Harris
Written by Brian Buckner
This is Buckner’s 7th outing as a True Blood writer but he has been the executive director of all 48 previous episodes of True Blood; the other writing credits are:

Keep This Party Going (21 June 2009)
Hard-Hearted Hannah (26 July 2009)
Bad Blood (13 June 2010)
Hitting the Ground (1 August 2010)
You Smell Like Dinner (3 July 2011)
Let’s Get Out of Here (21 August 2011)

Cinematographer – Film Photographer – David Klein

HBO's True Blood's Special Effects Team

Make-Up Department

Special Makeup Effects – Ozzy Alvarez

Art Department

Property Master – controls all props -Thomas R. Cahill
On-Set Dresser – Doug Devine

Sound Department

ADR Mixer - Automatic Dialogue Replacement: heads rerecording of dialog by the actors in a sound studio instead of on the set- Judah Getz
Foley Mixer – aka sound effects – Aaron L. King
Production Sound Mixer – head of on-set sound production – Roger V. Stevenson


Stunts – Rene Mousseux
Assistant Stunt Coordinator – Henry Kingi Jr.
Stunt Coordinator – Hiro Koda
Stunt Double for Alexander Skarsgard – David Paul Olsen
Stunt Double: Anna Paquin – Heidi Pascoe
Stunt Double for Stephen Moyer – Mark Aaron Wagner
Stunt Double for Rutina Wesley – Crystal Michelle

Camera and Electrical Department

Camera Operator – Craig Cockerill
Additional Photography – John P. Fleenor
Grips are responsible for recording equipment on set:
Grip – Kaiyoti
Grip – Andrey Prikazchikov
Dolly Grip – George Santo Pietro

Video Engineering Supervisor – David D. Scott

Miscellaneous Crew

Production Assistant – Adam Haracz
Script Coordinator – Daniel Kenneth
Tactical Advisor – Chase Rivera
Assistant Location Manager – Lauren Willdeboer
Stand-in’s substitute for the actors while lighting and sound is adjusted. They are generally of the same build and coloring of the actor they are standing in for:
Stand-in (uncredited) – Caroline Jaden Stussi

HBO's True Blood's Bill Compton played by Stephen Moyer in Season 5

Cast – in Credits Order

Sookie StackhouseAnna Paquin
Bill ComptonStephen Moyer
Sam MerlotteSam Trammell
Jason StackhouseRyan Kwanten
Tara ThorntonRutina Wesley
Eric NorthmanAlexander Skarsgård
Andy BellefleurChris Bauer
Pam De BeaufortKristin Bauer van Straten
Holly ClearyLauren Bowles
SalomeValentina Cervi
Steve NewlinMichael McMillian
Lafayette ReynoldsNelsan Ellis
Luna GarzaJanina Gavankar
NoraLucy Griffiths
Terry BellefleurTodd Lowe
Alcide Herveaux - Joe Manganiello
RomanChristopher Meloni
Russell EdgingtonDenis O’Hare
Hoyt FortenberryJim Parrack
Arlene FowlerCarrie Preston
Jessica HambyDeborah Ann Woll

Remainder of Cast

Kibwe – Peter Mensah
Rikki – Kelly Overton
Kenneth – Marque Richardson
Cammy – Cherilyn Wilson
Young Sookie – Zenali Turner
Fangtasia Vampire (uncredited) – Jobeth Wagner

Other Credited Cast

Team Captain 2 – Sam Adler
Young Tara – Avion Baker
Martha Bozeman – Dale Dickey
J.D. – Louis Herthum
Rocky Cleary – Aaron Christian Howles
Danielle – Jamie Gray Hyder
Team Captain 1 – Matthew Glen Johnson
Nate – Brendan McCarthy

Credits: IMDB and HBO, Inc.

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