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?’”