Brian Buckner reveals that ‘one of the principal characters’ won’t survive the sixth season. Time to play detective!
With the season premiere of True Blood just three days away, Truebies worldwide are chomping at the bit to find out what’s in store for Sookie (Anna Paquin) and her supernatural sidekicks. In an interview with Rolling Stone, new showrunner Brian Buckner spills some major season six secrets — including the death of a fan-favorite resident of Bon Temps.
“One of our principal characters will not make it all the way through the season,” Brian tells the mag — a statement sure to shivers down the spine of any Truebie. “We’re going to stop to grieve them, and try to tell the more human side of the supernatural stories we’re telling.”
Who’s Dying In Season Six?
As dark a suggestion as this may be, many fans have speculated that Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) will bite the dust this season, based on the eerie key art for the new season. A vampire, which looks a lot like Eric, is seen screaming above the tagline “No one lives forever.” Though True Blood authorities insist the vampire isn’t meant to look like any specific character on the show, it’s hard to look at the picture without feeling at least a little nervous for Mr. Northman.
Personally, I’ll be beyond surprised if Eric ends up getting the axe. I’m guessing we’ll lose a less pivotal, though still important, character — maybe someone like Jason (Ryan Kwanten) or Tara (Rutina Wesley). Then again, would anyone really miss Tara?
Whoever the victim may be, he/she will be honored on the seventh episode of the sixth season, appropriately titled “The Funeral.” And the friends he/she leaves behind will reflect on his/her memory on episode nine, “Life Matters.”
HollywoodLifers, who do YOU think will die in season six? Will you be furious if Eric gets killed off? Drop a comment with your predictions below!
— Andy Swift