Season 5 of ‘True Blood’ may be officially over on television but it continues on the web! Thanks to HBO GO, viewers can watch an interactive bonus scene to see what happens next after Jason (Ryan Kwanten), Tara (Rutina Wesley), Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll), Pam (Kristin Bauer van Staten), and Nora (Lucy Griffiths) get away from the Authority.
The scene starts with the group saying goodbye to Sookie (Anna Paquin) as she and Eric (Alexander Skargard) decide to stay and try to find Bill (Stephen Moyer). Not only does the video show the bonus scene, but if you head over to HBO GO, the footage there has interactive qualities that you can click on showing more of what went on beyond what we see in the clip. In this case, we can see and hear what is going through Jason’s head during the ride up the elevator.
The extended scene was written by creator and executive producer Alan Ball. “True Blood fans love to interact with the show and each other,” said Ball. “I’m excited to give them something extra to talk about even after the season 5 finale credits roll.”
You can watch the video of the bonus scene below, but if you want to check out the cool interactive aspects of the footage then you need to head over to HBOGO.com or the HBO GO app.
Along with this extra scene, HBO has also posted a ‘Thank You’ video from Ball who is stepping down as show runner. Mark Hudis, the current co-executive producer, will be taking his place and there’s a hint what direction he’ll take in Season 6 at the end of the bonus footage.
‘True Blood’ won’t be back for almost another year but it looks like it’s being infused with some new blood (pardon the pun) with a new show runner and some new characters for next season.
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‘True Blood’ – Season 5 Bonus Interactive Finale Scene:
(video courtesy of HBO GO)