Plus, Michael McMillian previews Steve Newlin’s ‘surprising’ journey in season six.
As we venture deeper into True Blood‘s sixth season — we are officially half-way through it, in case you weren’t aware — Truebies everywhere have one burning question on their collective brain: Which major character is heading for the grave? HollywoodLife.com chatted with Michael McMillian, who plays the lovable (former) reverend Steve Newlin, for his take on the upcoming death; and he assured us it’s going to be devastating.
“I obviously can’t say who it is, but I was definitely surprised when I found out,” Michael admitted, adding that the shocking death “changes the tone of the show” entirely.
Um… that‘s not comforting!
Ever since showrunner Brian Buckner revealed that “one of the principal characters will not make it all the way through the season,” fans have speculated which vampire will meet his (or her) true death. That is, if it’s a vampire at all.
Steve Newlin’s Journey In Season Six
As for Steve, who I assume is not the major character being killed off, season six is very much about reflecting on the past — particularly on past mistakes.
“The important thing to remember, and what I think is actually really cool, is that all of this is Steve’s fault,” Michael says. “He and Sarah came up with these camps together back in the Fellowship of the Sun, and now he’s become a victim of his own creation.”
Speaking of Sarah (Anna Camp), Michael says he was thrilled to reunite with his former on-screen wife
“There’s so much to work out between them, considering everything they’ve gone through as a couple,” Michael acknowledges. “And I actually think fans will be really surprised by the way they interact with each other. It won’t go down the way you might expect.”
We got our first taste of their surprising interaction this past week when Steve assisted Sarah at vamp camp, and if I know Steve and Sarah the way I think I do, it’s only going to get weirder from here.
HollywoodLifers, who do YOU think is destined to die this season? Cast your vote below, and drop a comment with your season six theories.
— Andy Swift
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