Get ready Truebies, 13 of your favorite cast members from the hit series ‘True Blood’ will kick off the new season with HBO’s first-ever live broadcast from the set of Fangtasia.
The event will be a two-part social media event that begins on June 16, 9:00 a.m. ET, At that time HBO will reveal exclusive #secretsfromtheset via the True Blood profiles on Facebook (Facebook.com/Trueblood), Twitter (Twitter.com/TruebloodHBO), Instagram (Instagram.com/TruebloodHBO) and Vine. This all leads up to a fan-fueled interactive pre-show, #TrueBlood: Live from Set, airing on HBO at 8:45 p.m. ET/PT hosted by comedienne and Parks and Recreation actress Retta.
With the hashtag #TrueBlood: Live from Set will provide a rare opportunity for fans to engage in a live social media experience with the show’s cast who will answer questions from fans and share details of the new season. Cast members who are scheduled to appear include Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgård, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Sam Trammell, Nelsan Ellis, Deborah Ann Woll, Carrie Preston, Todd Lowe, Chris Bauer, Kristin Bauer van Straten and Joe Manganiello. Fans can submit questions now at truebloodlive.com. Michael McMillian will also host a special segment giving fans an inside look at the True Blood sets.
“Social media has been core to the marketing strategy for True Blood since the first season, leading to one of the most engaged fan bases of any television series,” said Pamela Levine, executive vice president, HBO Marketing. “#TrueBlood: Live From the Set will reward our devotees by allowing them to both participate in and affect the live broadcast through a unique intersection of linear television and digital media.”
Additionally, HBO’s top True Blood fans will be featured in the broadcast through a never-before-done execution with Twitter and powered by Mass Relevance. All they need to do is follow @TrueBloodHBO on Twitter for info on how to prove they are a #TopTruebie.
The series is based on the popular Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris, the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning hit series was created by Alan Ball, creator of HBO’s Emmy®-winning series Six Feet Under.