In preparation for Sunday's season five premiere, Entertainment Weekly dedicated 11 covers to everyone's favorite Southern vampire series, True Blood. Each bold faced Bon Temps character got their own cover — even the supposedly dead Tara Thorton (Rutina Wesley). Will she return?
Anna Paquin looks gorgeous and wind blown, while real-life love Stephen Moyer looks demonic with blood soaked fangs. Alexander Skarsgård is predictably sexy, giving us a come hither Eric Northman stare, while Ryan Kwanten is every bit the Jason Stackhouse beefcake we've come to know and love.
Creator Alan Ball tells the magazine crooked politicians — real-life villains — were the inspiration for much of this season's storyline.
“My first instinct about going into religion and politics was from watching Michele Bachmann, who thinks she has a direct line to God.” he said. “What would happen if she became president? A lot of right-wingers would like to see a theocracy in America. From there we thought, ‘What would a vampire theocracy be and how would you justify it? What kind of impact would it have on humans?’”
Will you watch the season premiere of True Blood this Sunday? Check out all the covers here.