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Anna Paquin snags lead in HBO vampire series

by Anna Johns, posted Feb 26th 2007 7:19PM
anna paquinAlmost Famous and The Piano actress Anna Paquin has signed on to the lead role in a new series for HBO from Alan Ball. That name should ring a bell for all fans of Six Feet Under (Ball also wrote American Beauty).

This time around, Ball is diving into the world of vampires. His new series, appropriately called True Blood, is based on the "Southern Vampire" series of novels by Charlaine Harris. In the story, vampires don't have to kill humans for their blood because the Japanese were kind enough to invent a synthetic blood that does the trick. Paquin will play a non-vampire waitress who hooks up with a vampire.

Paquin is also appearing in an HBO mini-series about the displacement of Native Americans, called Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.

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Travis

Yes! I have been waiting to hear who will play Sookie.

For those of you who haven't read Charlaine's books, I strongly urge you too. They are a fabulous read.

February 27 2007 at 1:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tozmervo

I'll see your Paquin, Ball and HBO and raise you Vampires. Maybe Joss will direct the first episode >:D

February 26 2007 at 10:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ScreenwriterGuy

Wow. Anna Paquin? Alan Ball? HBO series? These are a few of my favorite things. I'll definitely be tuning in for this!

http://www.screeenwriterguy.com

February 26 2007 at 9:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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