Creator of HBO's "True Blood," Alan Ball has confirmed that Maryann Forrester is up to no good. In an interview with SCI FI Wire, he revealed that back in Bon Temps, Maryann "begins stirring up all kinds of trouble" although she was portrayed in the first season as very saintly to Tara. "She's got an agenda, and it's not a good one," Alan said.
In the first season, Maryann first appeared in the middle of the road with a boar while Tara was driving home drunk. Thinking that she had hit the figure, Tara got out of the car only to find that there was nobody. Few days later, Maryann posing as a wealthy social worker, released Tara from jail and accommodated her. Toward the end, Maryann leaned on her mysterious side when it was known that she has a secret past involving Sam. She knew Sam could shape-shift to dog and they had an encounter when he was only 17.
Director Michael Lehmann said non-human Maryann will be a huge part of the story in the second season. Michelle Forbes, who plays the character, also confirmed that her agenda will be opened up wide.
Also in the interview with SCI FI, Alan summarized what will happen in the new season, saying "Sookie and Bill will go to Dallas to help find a missing vampire who is the sheriff of the Dallas area. And Jason is going to become involved in the Fellowship of the Sun Church in a way that is really surprising."
"There's a very interesting relationship in the show between Rev. Steve Newland of the Fellowship of the Sun Church and his wife, Sarah, and Jason, that just took on its own life as we were shooting, and it's hilarious. I can't get enough of the Newlands and Jason together."
The blood begins spilling Sunday, June 14 at 9/8c. "Everything gets deeper. Everything gets more intense. It's a lot scarier. It's sexier. It's just really, really fun," Alan promised.