Trivia: True Blood

  • Actor Allusion: Niall, played by Rutger Hauer, is introduced picking up a hitchhiking Jason.
  • Defictionalization: Of a sort - you can buy TruBlood in the real world, but it's a blood orange flavour drink, not synthetic blood.
  • Fake American: The actors who play Sookie (Anna Paquin, from New Zealand via Canada), Jason (Ryan Kwanten, from Australia), Bill (Stephen Moyer, from England), as well as some recurring characters such as the magister (Željko Ivanek, from Yugoslavia) and Marnie (Fiona Shaw, from Ireland).
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
  • The Other Darrin:
    • Carolina Bellefleur was recast between her appearances in seasons 4 and 6. Incidentally, this came with a marked change in personality from an elegant and good-natured Grande Dame to an overbearing, senile, Racist Grandma.
    • James was recast with Nathan Parsons in the final season due to previous actor Luke Grimes not wanting to do a gay romance storyline.
  • The Other Marty: Tara was originally going to be played by Brook Kerr; her scenes in the pilot were reshot with replacement Rutina Wesley.
  • The Nth Doctor: Claude's change of actors (Neil Hopkins to Giles Matthey) was explained by faeries being able to change their appearance at will. Also a bit of a Take That to Hopkins since Sookie commented that new!Claude's old look was unattractive and had "meth teeth."
  • Romance on the Set: Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer are married in real life.
  • What Could Have Been: According to the Ultimate Fan Experience Q&A shown before the third season premiere, Alexander Skarsgård had originally auditioned for the role of Bill, not Eric. Imagine that.
    • Katee Sackhoff was approached for the role of Debbie Pelt. Sadly, she turned it down.