From the mouth of Alan Ball himself: “We’re really going to find out what the vampire Authority is all about.” [Inside True Blood Blog - 12.20.11]
In the first episode of this season, you will be introduced to new character CAT INGERSLEV. The writer of the episode, Brian Buckner, took the name from some lovely ladies in HBO’s art department: Art Director Cat Smith and Production Designer Suzuki Ingerslev. [Gianna Sobol, 01.10.12]
There will be two irate hospital patients. [See casting calls]
“There will be a very significant, strong, mysterious woman at the center of one of our main stories next year. That will be a very familiar and compelling character. It may be someone you’ve heard of before.” [Raelle Tucker, 09.13.11 - EW]
“I know there is going to be an omnipresent power in season five.” [Stephen Moyer, 08.26.11 - MTV]
“Season 5 will explore more fairies, new fairies, fairies in a way you haven’t really seen fairies. We will all, as well as Sookie, come to understand fairies more than in previous seasons.” [Raelle Tucker, 09.13.11 - EW]
Her independent streak will continue next year. “While there will always be romance in Sookie’s life, Sookie at the moment is choosing herself over all of them. I think that will continue to play into season 5.“ [Raelle Tucker, 09.13.11 - EW]
Ryan Kwanten revealed that Jason may have bitten off more than he could chew with regard to his romance with Jessica, because the tables may have finally turned. Lastly, Ryan revealed that Jason being raped by a werepanther situation, will be topped by what happens to him in season 5. [HwHills]
Team Bill Compton & Eric Northman
“The consequences of their actions in the finale are going to chase them for a while next year.” [Raelle Tucker, 09.13.11 - EW]
The fate of Eric & Bill is held in the hands of a powerful vampire played by Chris Meloni, who happens to be the mastermind behind the mainstream movement. [TVLine, 12.13.11]
“We call it season of the bromance,” Alexander Skarsgård told us. “We just started [filming] and we’re on episode four of season five. I have a lot with Steve [Stephen Moyer] this year,” he said, quipping, “Eric is very intrigued by Bill now.” [EOnline, 02.14.12]
“Alan [Ball] said that I would get my flashback, my making, you know, when Eric made me.” [Kristin Bauer, 09.10.11 - NYMag]
The wolf following Sam is “someone you have never met before.” No comment on if the werewolf is Alcide’s father, Jackson, who is featured in book 5 of Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels. [Raelle Tucker, 09.13.11 - EW]
Scott Foley’s Patrick will bring trouble to Terry and Arlene. “His arc has to do with Terry’s past coming back to haunt Bon Temps and Arlene and their life they’re trying to set up together.” [Raelle Tucker, 09.13.11 - EW]
There will be a flashback to an Iraqi village that is being blown up in 2003 which includes Terry & Patrick.
In episode four we’re finally going to learn what happened to Terry back in ’03 when he was serving in Iraq—and believe us when we say it’s going to be intense. [EOnline]
“The jury is out on Scott Foley’s character. They set it up to be something that’s a little dangerous by the end of season four, and I’m telling you right now, it’s not going to get any better.” [Carrie Preston]
Joe Manganiello revealed that Alcide will not be playing Mr. Nice Guy anymore. “He’s not taking anyone’s shit anymore. Now you’re going to see an Alcide who’s going to slam you up against the wall and do his thing.” He went on to reveal that there’s going to be some really fun Alcide/Sookie stuff to go down in the new season,and it’s going to make us really nervous, he said.
“Alan has already said that he has big plans for Tara.” [Rutina Wesley, 09.12.11 - EW]
“Fellowship of the Sun leader — and now vampire — Steve Newlin’s reason for returning to Jason is not at all what you expect.” [Raelle Tucker, 09.13.11 - EW]
“Russell is not dead.” [Raelle Tucker, 09.13.11 - EW]
“I’m not going to come back to True Blood until mid-March. I had a meeting with Alan Ball next week, and they have devised an amazing trick to allow me to be present, but not fully acting.” [Denis O'Hare, 01.01.12 - SciFiNow]
Janina Gavankar revealed that a major thing is going to happen to Luna early in the season, and it’s going to change her life forever.