The fifth season of “True Blood” premieres Sunday, June 10, and to whet the audience’s appetite HBO has released this short teaser trailer. Actually, “teaser trailer” is a little strong. The clip is basically just 30 seconds of characters from the show crying and wailing and carrying on as though someone sat them down and made them all watch the first 15 minutes of Up. Also, some of the characters cry blood, because apparently the producers of the show buy fake blood in 55-gallon drums and if they don’t use it all by the end of the season it will be dumped into the ocean or something. I dunno. They key here is that everyone is going to be sad a lot this season, I guess.
Meanwhile, I remain firm in my belief that this show could be dramatically improved by adding a sword-wielding Wesley Snipes to the cast and changing the title to “Blade: Louisiana.”