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HBO Orders Another Pilot From Alan Ball

by Mike Moody, posted Jul 9th 2010 3:40PM
alan ball hboIt looks like HBO wants to stay in the Alan Ball business for years to come. The cable net has ordered a new dark comedy pilot from the 'True Blood' showrunner based on Charlie Huston's 2009 novel 'The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death.'

According to the Live Feed, Huston's crime noir tale centers on a slacker who joins a Los Angeles crime scene clean-up crew. The plot involves a murder mystery, hidden secrets and, of course, a femme fatale, reports Deadline.

Ball, who also produced HBO's 'Six Feet Under,' will serve as executive producer and director of the pilot, titled 'All Signs of Death.' The project will reportedly give Ball the chance to experiment with small portable cameras to give the show a cinema verite style that will highlight the "dirty underbelly of LA," he told Deadline.

Charlaine Harris, the author of 'The Southern Vampire Mysteries' that 'True Blood' is based on, introduced Ball to Huston's work. Ball and Huston later became pals, and Ball reportedly jumped at the chance to adapt 'All Signs' for the small screen.

Huston also penned the script for the pilot, which is scheduled to begin production in August.

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