Back in 2008 at the height of the vampire trend, a little program called Real Blood struck our screens. It was decadent, gritty, and downright addicting in real HBO design. Vampires had “come out of the coffin” and were now living among human society. They satiated their thirst with “Tru Blood” – the very first artificial bottled blood source. This permitted them to feed without, you understand, eliminating anybody. Nevertheless, not everybody kept their fangs to themselves.
Whether you were Group Costs, Group Eric, or Group Alcide, there is no doubt that Sookie Stackhouse and her supernatural pals left a mark on all of our bloodsucker-loving hearts. Considering that the series covered in 2014, what are your favorites already?
Anna Paquin – Sookie Stackhouse
Sookie was simply a little ol waitress at Merlottes Bar and Grill in Bon Temps – oh, and she was somewhat psychic, with the capability to hear the ideas of others. These telepathic capabilities were later on credited to her being a faerie, however thats another story. Sookie was continuously torn in between her very first vampire love Costs, Viking-turned-vamp Eric, and monster Alcide.
In reality, Anna Paquin picked Costs, depicted by Stephen Moyer. The set wed in 2010 and are moms and dads to twins Charlie and Poppy. Paquin most just recently starred as Brenda Meoni in American Underdog, based upon the story of NFL quarterback Kurt Warner. She likewise plays press agent Robyn, the lead in Amazon Primes Flack. Off-screen, she is a singing supporter for LGBTQ and womens rights.
Stephen Moyer – Costs Compton
Passionately called “Vampire Bill” to the more progressive residents, Costs Compton was a 170-something-year-old vampire who succumbed to Sookie Stackhouse. With his precious “Sook-eh” by his side (for the most part anyhow), he delighted in stints as vampire constable, king, and even the personification of the very first vampire Lilith at one point.
Although he didnt wind up with Sookie in the program, Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin have actually been gladly wed for 12 years. Moyer has actually dealt with a multitude of jobs considering that Real Blood, most just recently starring as Victor Strong in the thriller Confession, and as Troy in the post-apocalyptic Last Survivors together with Alicia Silverstone.
Alexander Skarsgård – Eric Northman
Eric Northman was the hot vampire Constable of Location 5 and owner of “Fangtasia”, the most popular vampire bar in Shreveport. Eric was born in Sweden throughout Viking times, making him over 1,000 years of ages. Eric and Sookie really wed in the books the program is based upon, however unfortunately their relationship didnt make it that far on screen.
Alexander Skarsgård has probably wound up as the most popular of the cast, starring in various smash hit functions such as the lead in The Legend Of Tarzan, Dr. Nathan Lind in Godzilla vs. Kong, and most just recently as the Viking Amleth in The Northman (coincidence much?). Skarsgård has actually likewise delighted in noteworthy functions on the silver screen, playing Perry Wright in Big Little Lies and Randall Flagg in the current adjustment of the Stephen King unique, The Stand.
Kristin Bauer van Straten – Pam De Beaufort
Pamela Swynford De Beaufort was Erics badass kids and co-owner of “Fangtasia”. She was understood for her strong commitment to her maker, her fondness for using pink, and her one-liners. She ultimately ended up being a maker herself, developing a children out of Sookies best pal, Tara Thornton.
Throughout her time on Real Blood, Kristin Bauer van Straten played another badass woman–Maleficent on When Upon a Time. More just recently however, she starred as Bree in the thriller Paradise Cove. Bauer van Straten likewise co-hosts HBOs Truest Blood podcast with co-star Deborah Ann Woll who played Jessica Hamby.
Ryan Kwanten – Jason Stackhouse
Sookies goofy however well-meaning bro has actually gotten himself into his reasonable share of difficulty throughout the years. Jason Stackhouse was absorbed by the cult-like, anti-vampire “Fellowship of the Rising Sun” and after that fell in with a lot of “werepanthers” prior to lastly discovering his method as a law enforcement officer together with Andy Bellefleur.
Ryan Kwanten has actually landed a mix of television and movie functions considering that Real Blood, most just recently starring as Jack in the dystopian love Loveland. Kwanten is likewise set to appear in the upcoming Lovecraftian scary movie Remarkable, just recently obtained by scary streaming platform Shudder.
Sam Trammell – Sam Merlotte
Sam Merlotte was the owner of regional hotspot Merlottes Bar and Grill. He was a shifter, able to move into any animal, or perhaps human type. Sam pined after Sookie for a long while till he ultimately carried on with super-civil-rights activist Nicole Wright whom he shared 2 kids with.
Sam Trammell has actually mainly operated in television considering that his Real Blood days, guest-starring as Ben in This Is United States and President Ben Haynes in season 8 of Homeland. He most just recently starred together with Dennis Quaid in The Tiger Increasing.
Joe Manganiello – Alcide Herveaux
Alcide Herveaux was the hunky monster who supervised Sookie at the wish of Eric. At one point he was pack master of the Shreveport pack nevertheless eventually worked much better as an only wolf. Sookie and Alcide lastly caught their sensations for one another and began a relationship prior to his unfortunate death at the hands of human vigilantes.
Joe Manganiello has a track record for being hunky beyond Bon Temps too. He starred in Magic Mike XXL as Big Penis Richie, ending up being a fan favorite. Manganiello has actually lent his voice to various franchises consisting of The Smurfs, Justice League, Star Wars, and American Father. He is presently recording the upcoming dark funny thriller The Eliminate Space together with Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman, and is wed to Modern Household star Sofia Vergara.
Rutina Wesley – Tara Thornton
Tara Thornton was the best pal to Sookie and cousin to the incredible Lafayette Reynolds. Tara suffered through a stack of trials and adversities, specifically handling her mom Lettie Mays alcohol addiction and unwillingly ending up being a vampire. Tara took all of this in her stride, turning into one of the greatest woman characters in the series.
After Real Blood, Rutina Wesley had a quick stint as Reba McClane on the television series Hannibal nevertheless now is best understood for her lead function as Nova Bordelon in Queen Sugar. Wesley likewise starred as Athena in the DC miniseries DMZ.
Kevin Alejandro – Jesús Velasquez
Psychiatric nurse by day, Brujo by night, Jesús was an effective professional of magic and a caring partner to Lafayette. The set initially satisfied when Jesús was taking care of Lafayettes mom Ruby Jean. Throughout their relationship, Jesús acknowledged Lafayettes medium capabilities and assisted him to establish them.
Nowadays, Kevin Alejandro is right away identifiable for his function as Investigator Dan Espinoza in Netflixs Lucifer. Alejandro cultivates an enthusiasm for directing, even being in the chair on Lucifer a handful of times. He is the voice of Jayce in the animated series Arcane.
Nelsan Ellis – Lafayette Reynolds
Lafayette Reynolds was the incredible, amusing, and captivating cook at Merlottes. He was a faithful pal to lots of in Bon Temps and increasingly protective of his cousin Tara. Lafayette ultimately learnt he had medium capabilities throughout his relationship with Jesús, which later on assisted him to interact with his departed fan.
Unfortunately, fan-favorite Nelsan Ellis died in July 2017 of cardiac arrest at age 39. Prior to his unfortunate death, Ellis guest-starred as Shinwell Johnson in Primary and played Tyrik in Real To The Video game.