Entertainment Weekly created 11 variant True Blood covers in honor of Sunday’s premiere of the fifth season.
HBO series creator Alan Ball says he looked to the Republican primaries for inspiration for this season.
“My first instinct about going into religion and politics was from watching Michele Bachmann, who thinks she has a direct line to God. What would happen if she became president? A lot of right-wingers would like to see a theocracy in America. From there we thought, ‘What would a vampire theocracy be and how would you justify it? What kind of impact would it have on humans?’ ”