Aug 12, 2011 check out a breakdown of where some of true bloods most recognizable locations are shot. Southern california locations louisiana locations clickable map of all locations. Decked out in a blood red, with some day of the dead decor, the real bar looks almost as funky as fangtasia. Imdbs advanced search allows you to run extremely powerful queries over all people and titles in the database. The pilot episode was filmed in shreveport and mansfield, louisiana.
Home of elvis presleys favorite donut shop, the victorian house from true blood, and a diner mural depicting zz top and marilyn monroe eating with gandhi shreveport is known for other things, of course. The name shreveport is derived from two different words. See more ideas about i movie, louisiana and good movies. We first saw it in season one, episode four escape. True blood is an american fantasy horror drama television series produced and created by alan ball.
A website called seeing stars has compiled a list of all the locations, in case fans want to visit fangtasia has been the sight of several important scenes. More than 100 motion pictures and tv series like the mist, true blood, and salem have been filmed in shreveport in the last nine years. Nov 12, 2015 hollywood south in northwest louisiana tiana kennell, tiana. In a time when vampires have entered the mainstream, a young louisiana waitress anna paquin sets out to prove not only can vamps and humans coexist, they can find true love. They include the larger metropolitan province of shreveport, and the small fictitious town in which the series revolves, bon temps. Hollywood south in northwest louisiana tiana kennell, tiana. Season one of true blood spent a few days in shreveport but was primarily filmed in l.
Places where true blood is filmed scoops of stephen. A lot of movies had plans to film in new orleans and had to keep production in state to keep the incentives. True blood was the subject of a sesame street sketch parody titled true mud 2010, featuring puppet versions of sookie, bill, lafayette, sam, tara, and sheriff dearborn. Visiting the real life filming locations of hbos true blood. Shreveport resident steps out on faith, talent to pursue new career. As for the books, each may a new volume is released and i have looked forward to this date as i look forward to my birthday, which as it happens, is often the. Louisiana location information founder french settlers owner the united states of america location southeast function residential commercial farming associations notable visitors. Ever wanted to see the places of bon temps in real life. Louisiana in louisiana they shot the scenes where they burned the vampire nest in season 1, episode 5 and where jason and amy first hooked up in the gas station in season 1, episode 7. Some of the television series shot here include true blood, the gates, and madefortv movies the initiation of sarah and queen sized. Places to visit in shreveport, louisiana usa today. Theyve been tearing down older structures in shreveport such as the.
Its capital is baton rouge and its largest city is new orleans. Sure, the state of louisiana has made it attractive with great tax incentives but more importantly is the versatility of the environment. I was the entertainment editor and handled a lot of really cool things, including this. Here are some of our films listed that were filmed completely or partially in the shreveport bossier city area. Episode burning house of love when the vampireshouse sleeping nest was burned that was an actual shotgun house near common and caddo streets in downtown shreveport. Celebrate a decade of alan balls seminal hbo series.
Merlottes bar and grill is the main site of the show, where all the characters interact. It was based on the southern vampire mysteries, a series of novels by charlaine harris the series revolves around sookie stackhouse anna paquin, a telepathic waitress living in the fictional rural town of bon temps, louisiana. There is an official movie guide that is decked out with all the whats what and whos who on shreveportfilmed movies and. Best cast is its biggest nom, methinks, but true blood was shut out of the majors. Filming locations of the hbo show true blood the actual places where the show was. Apr 10, 2011 i know a lot of people are crazy about true blood as am i so i thought since i lived in shreveport where they filmed some of true blood i would check out a few places and share them with you. Home of elvis presley s favorite donut shop, the victorian house from true blood, and a diner mural depicting zz top and marilyn monroe eating with gandhi. Jan 11, 2018 mills tapped into the western genre for blood country to tell a story based on true events in the 1880s, postcivil war.
The movie database new movies coming is a popular database for movies, tv shows and celebrities. True blood cookbook full of delicacies for fans of hbo. True blood fans can soon concoct their own bloodred beet bisque, crimson sweet tea and other cajun dishes inspired by the hit hbo vampire drama and compiled in a. Hbos very gay vampire drama true blood is getting its. In true blood, the skyrose chapel is reembodied as the fellowship of the sun fictionally based in dallas. Hbos true blood takes over bourbon street for night of shooting. From 1948 to 1960, shreveport was home to the hit radio show louisiana hayride, which has been credited with launching the careers of johnny cash, elvis presley, and hank williams over its 10 plusyear run.
The cast and crew of alan balls hit hbo tv vampire series true blood have taken over the town of clinton, louisiana and have turned it upside down. As we learn more and more about the seventh and final season of true blood, talk of recasting is already in the air. The state of louisiana is located in the southern region of the united states of america. Fun activities and things to do in shreveport include seeing an elvis statue, houses from the show true blood, and visiting strange museums and restaurants. Hollywood south in northwest louisiana the shreveport times. Filmed in shreveportbossier city our locations, crew and infrastructure have produced some incredible results. Shreveport louisiana movies premiere at robinson film center. We expect it to premiere at its normal time of summer 2014.
Television production is no stranger to shreveport, either. As states in their latest report, the town of clinton was transformed into the fictional town of bon temps, which. While shreveport is just beyond the realm of renard parish, a sign in bon temps states that it just 22 miles away. Several towns on the hbo original series true blood reside in the state of louisiana. Quirky and fun things to do in shreveport, louisiana. Check out this board completely devoted to past, current and future filming projects in louisiana see more ideas about love movie, movies, louisiana. He says that he knows a lot of people are crazy about true blood and he is too, so he thought since he lived in shreveport, where they filmed some of true blood he decided to check out a few places and share them with the fans. It is a true story of the iceman murders based on the life of a notorious mafia hitman assassin. It was presumably opened after the great revelation and serves as a hangout for vampires and fangbangers. Shreveport, louisiana is truly a place of opportunity for film students and filmmaking professionals alike. This is a real house, and it can be found at 728 austin place, in shreveport, louisiana. The series follows sookie stackhouse, a telepathic waitress living in a fictional town, meets and falls in love with 173yearold vampire. Many of the exterior scenes in the hit hbo series true blood were filmed on a plantation near shreveport. Well, all in the name of filming the 10th episode which will broadcast later on in the season.
There had been a number of other vampireinspired television shows prior to hbo releasing true blood in 2008 but there was something truly special about this show. Since it was a period film, our extras were dressed in awesome costumes and got to drive period cars. It was based off of the southern vampire mysteries by charlaine harris and the early part of the show was pretty much spot on in carrying out the storyline from the book series. Fangtasia is a popular vampire bar on the hbo original series true blood. Shreveport welcomes the film and media industry to our city. Youll find a little of everything here, from swamps and cypress trees, to antebellum plantations, to a modern skyline with. Apr 07, 2010 many sites from the filming of true blood are spread out over southern california and louisiana. Jul 16, 2009 outstanding main title design for true blood, which is cool, and three nominations in all. There is an official movie guide that is decked out with all the whats what and whos who on shreveport filmed movies and tv shows available online. Fangtasia has been the sight of several important scenes. At filming locations of true blood they have most of the locations chronicled for both the southern california and the louisiana locations. Below are some videos of locations in true blood taken by bobby flynn. Though the storyline picks up twelve and a half months after the events of season three. The fangtasia scenes are filmed at alexs bar, a punk rock dive at 29 e.
Imagesimages the state of louisiana is located in the southern region of the united states of america. A website called seeing stars has compiled a list of all the locations, in case fans want to visit. Created by alan ball six feet under and based on the bestselling sookie stackhouse novels by charlaine harris. Many interior fangtasia scenes have been filmed at alexs bar at 29 e. On the hbo original series true blood, shreveport is the main city of the vampire province of area 5. Shreveport and northwest louisiana are the perfect place for your next production. In several episodes shreveport is mentioned and was partially shot here. The fourth season of the television series true blood contains 12 episodes, bringing the series total to 48. True blood new movies coming movies, tv and celebrities.
Is the town bon temps from true blood a real town in. Lucky liquor from true blood open credits theme song. Youll find a little of everything here, from swamps and cypress trees, to antebellum plantations, to a modern skyline with casinos and highrise office buildings. Filmed in shreveport bossier city our locations, crew and infrastructure have produced some incredible results. Many sites from the filming of true blood are spread out over southern california and louisiana. Fangtasia, vampire bar and primary location of sheriff eric northman. When no other city could deliver, shreveportbossier did. Shreveports fangtasia is actually filmed at a bar in long beach, ca, while the exterior of the bon temps bar, merlottes, can be viewed on a warner brothers studio tour in burbank. Filming location matching shreveport, louisiana, usa. Shreveport, louisiana, usa pilot 18 of 18 found this interesting interesting. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the start of true blood, hbos campy and very gay vampire drama series that ran from 2008 to 2014.
I know a lot of people are crazy about true blood as am i so i thought since i lived in shreveport where they filmed some of true blood i would check out a. It was presumably opened after the great revelation and serves as a hangout for vampires and fangbangers fangtasia is a big open plan bar with. There is an official movie guide that is decked out with all the whats what and whos who on shreveportfilmed movies and tv shows available online. Episode burning house of love when the vampireshouse sleeping nest was burned that was an actual shotgun house near common. The series also shot in the shreveport area during its first season.
Decorated in blood red, it attracts a punk rock crowd with lots of piercings and tattoos, so it wont be difficult to imagine fangtasia. True blood, charlaine harris, sookie stackhouse novels. Mills tapped into the western genre for blood country to tell a story based on true events in the 1880s, postcivil war. I was the entertainment editor and handled a lot of really cool things. The states cuisine is often referenced in the series, where vampires and mortals mingle over. If you havent heard already season 7 will be true bloods final flight. Jul 14, 2009 the cast and crew of alan balls hit hbo tv vampire series true blood have taken over the town of clinton, louisiana and have turned it upside down. In the 9th books of the sookie stackhouse series which is what true blood is based on he does get married but i wont spoil the who part.
Visiting the real life filming locations of hbos true blood fans of true blood will enjoy this article and its photos and info on the shows filming locations, which can be found in louisiana and california. Shreveport louisiana movies premiere at robinson film. Movies and tv shows filmed in the area include true blood, the guardian and mr. And the show is apparently getting adapted into an. Filming also took place at warner bros burbank studios and hollywood center studios. Outstanding main title design for true blood, which is cool, and three nominations in all. Check out a breakdown of where some of true bloods most recognizable locations are shot. In the skit, muppet sookie struggles to fulfill muppet bills pleas for a pint of true mud, as the other characters speculate whether or not he is a grouch. True blood fans can soon concoct their own bloodred beet bisque, crimson sweet tea and other cajun delicacies inspired by the hit hbo vampire drama and compiled in.220 184 1386 687 833 1094 54 1115 21 978 1115 246 888 984 300 898 372 1094 875 982 72 49 156 246 1031 1578 1510 668 1223 483 883 669 592 366 118 684 562 1127 341 464 1336 1462 437 553 445 1385 747