Sam Trammell talks Season 6 of True Blood, airing Sunday nights at 9 PM ET on HBO
I recently had the chance to speak with Sam Trammell, who plays the shape-shifter Sam Merlotte on True Blood, which just kicked off Season 6 on HBO. When asked if there was anything he could tease about the rest of this season, the actor revealed his own story line is 'amazing,' and that fans will get to learn much more about what the vampires can really do.
"My story line is amazing. I can't really say a whole lot, as you know, but there are a lot of big surprises that happen this year. I personally am really excited about the vampire story line this year, because you really get to learn about more of what they're capable of, and more specifics about vampires. I think this season is our best season in the last few. I think it's better than last season, and better than the year before. At least as far as reading the scripts, I've felt that. Watching the first few episodes, I'm even more convinced. I'm just really into this year. I think it's one of the best year's we've done. As I said, I can't say much specifically, about teasing stuff, but there are really going to be some big surprises this year. There are always surprises, but this year, there are some major things happening, with my character as well. I know that's vague, I'm sorry."
With most cable dramas, seven or eight seasons is usually the farthest they go. I asked the actor if there has been any talk about wrapping up the show next season, and he said that there hasn't been any discussion of that quite yet.
"There's been no specifics. Every year, HBO has never told us, definitely, that we have another season, until a few episodes in, and then they make the big announcement. We don't know anything. My guess is the show is still a pretty strong show. It's not going to go forever, definitely, but I think it still has some life in it."