HBO is proving one thing to us yet again with their new teasers for “True Blood’s” upcoming fifth season — they may very well have the best marketing team in the business.
Thre three videos below are part of a new “Echoes of the Past” series released by the network, and the strategy here is to remind viewers of everything that has transpired through the lens of key settings from the show — Sookie’s home, Bill’s home, and the vampire bar Fangtasia. (We’re actually surprised that Merlotte’s is not on here, if for no other reason than that it may be the most iconic etting of all from the show.)
In each one of these settings, we are treated to dialogue from the show’s past in tiny snippets. Are the writers trying to include key pieces of information that will play a role in season 5? It’s hard to say, but we would certainly not be shocked if some nuggets were hidden in the midst of all the conversation. These videos overall fit the theme of the first teaser for the show’s summer premiere, which reminded us that in Bon Temps, nothing stays buried for long (which is seemingly a reference to someone being released from their parking-garage prison).
Stay tuned — we’ll let you know when HBO finally releases a firm premiere date for season 5, along with some other concrete details outside of the fact that Alcide will play a major role, and that we will meet more of the vampires behind the Authority.