July 24th, 2010
10:56 AM ET
"Twilight" may be skipping San Diego Comic-Con this year, but there was certainly no shortage of people wild about vampires at Friday's "True Blood" panel in Hall H.
Joe Manganiello howled at the appreciative crowd, in true werewolf fashion, before it was revealed that he would have a "revealing" episode this week, getting a roar from the audience. Manganiello will soon be a regular cast member, so "Alcide" is here to stay.
Alexander Skarsgard wasn't able to make the panel, so a cardboard cutout took his place. Kristin Bauer was asked what it was like to work with animals, and she joked, "Skarsgard is not so bad."
One fan asked a question that must be on many viewers' minds: Do Bill and Sookie belong together? Executive producer Alan Ball would only hint to a "real personality change" on the horizon, and a new person in Sookie's life.
As far as Ball is concerned, "True Blood" can go on for many years, pointing to the fans' enthusiasm: "This is by far the best job I've ever had."
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