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HBO says yes to Ball's vampire series

by Adam Finley, posted Aug 10th 2007 12:02PM

alan ballAlan Ball, creator of Six Feet Under, is coming back to HBO with the new series True Blood, based on the Southern Vampire books by Charlaine Harris.

It's been a couple years since we've mentioned the series, but Variety recently reported that the series was officially picked up by HBO. Both the books and the TV adaptation take place in a time when human beings and vampires live together, thanks to the creation of synthetic blood. A pilot starring Anna Paquin, Ryan Kwanten, Sam Trammell, Stephen Moyer and Brook Kerr was shot earlier this summer. Paquin plays the Louisiana waitress Sookie Stackhouse, who becomes romantically involved with Moyer's Bill Compton, a vampire.

The series will go into production this fall, but no premiere date has been set just yet.

Do you know what would be even cooler than vampires who drink synthetic blood? Zombies who eat synthetic organs and live among humans. Or maybe that's just my personal preference.

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Well, I'm pretty happy to hear this - I very much loved SFU and AMERICAN BEAUTY, and the Harris book series is good sexy vampy fun. It's as close to the BUFFYverse as we're ever likely to get again. Crossing my fingers for more Ball goodness.

August 10 2007 at 1:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Why are vampires back in? 98% of the time they are uninteresting and fail badly.

August 10 2007 at 1:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

He can't seem to get away from caskets. I am a huge fan of Six Feet Under he knows how to develop interesting characters. I would love to see a vampire series with some real characters.


August 10 2007 at 12:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Are vampires really that interesting if they aren't out to drink us?

August 10 2007 at 12:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Oh hells yeah!

August 10 2007 at 12:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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