true blood comic con 'True Blood' panel at Comic Con: Season 6 returns 'back to its roots'

The San Diego Comic-Con love for “True Blood” is as strong as ever. The HBO show headed into its sixth Comic-Con in 2013, and the fans showed up in full force to support the show.

Though Alexander Skarsgard and Stephen Moyer were absent, newcomer Rob Kazinsky and returning fan-favorite Anna Camp got a Comic-Con warm welcome, as did new showrunner Brian Buckner. There was a sizzle reel for the second half of Season 6 shown at the beginning of the panel that showed a lot of Sarah Newlin and a lot of crazy stuff at the Camp are going to go down over the next five episodes.

A foreboding shot of Bill lying prostrate on the ground ended the sizzle reel, and it doesn’t seem like things end well for Billith. At least Moyer doesn’t take his godliness home to his place with Anna Paquin. “I’m agnostic, so I haven’t decided whether or not I’m going to acknowledge his godliness,” Paquin jokes of Moyer’s turn as a vampire god — or whatever Billith is right now.

Each of the cast members teased what’s in store for their characters. For Jason, Ryan Kwanten says he “gets real crazy real soon.” Meanwhile Rutina Wesley says Tara becomes a “big sister of sorts.” Kristin Bauer van Straten says that fight between Pam and Eric is hard because she’s fighting the “person who’s most dear,” but wouldn’t tease how it ends. Then there’s Joe Manganiello, who says Alcide is still a good guy, but “he just has the worst job in the world, and it’s driving him nuts.”

Camp’s Sarah Newlin jokes that after the Fellowship of the Sun camp and this new Governor Burrell camp that she’ll next be headed to “tramp camp,” but also says that there’s some unfinished business between Sarah and Jason. As for Kasinzky’s Warlow, he says, “You’re going to see some gnarly stuff.”

Paquin quips, “Apparently she likes gingers.”

So how will Season 6 end? “Obviously we all die,” Paquin jokes. Buckner answers more seriously that the show will “return back to its roots” in time for Season 7. “We’re going to try to condense the number of stories that we’re telling.”

“True Blood” airs Sundays on HBO at 9 p.m. ET.

Posted by:Terri Schwartz