Tuesday, August 19, 2008

New TV Series: True Blood (HBO)

I am very pleased and excited to announce there will be a *NeW* vampire-supernatural television series, True Blood, based on the Southern Vampires Mysteries novel series by New York Times Bestselling author, Charlaine Harris. It will premiere on the HBO Channel on Sunday, September 7, 2008. Anna Paquin (Rogue in X-Men movie trilogy) will play the leading role, Sookie Stackhouse. Alan Ball Six Feet Under is the series creator.

The synopsis of the story can be found on the HBO Channel official webpage:
Thanks to a Japanese scientist's invention of synthetic blood, vampires have progressed from legendary monsters to fellow citizens overnight. And while humans have been safely removed from the menu, many remain apprehensive about these creatures "coming out of the coffin." Religious leaders and government officials around the world have chosen their sides, but in the small Louisiana town of Bon Temps, the jury is still out.

Local waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), however, knows how it feels to be an outcast. "Cursed" with the ability to listen in on people's thoughts, she's also open-minded about the integration of vampires — particularly when it comes to Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), a handsome 173-year-old living up the road. But as Sookie is drawn into a series of mysteries surrounding Bill's arrival in Bon Temps, that tolerance will be put to the test.

I have been waiting diligently (months!) for this series because the books are wonderful and deserve to be adapted to the television screen. Blood Ties is another television series worth watching (join a petition to save the show for a second series by clicking here.) Stay tuned for more updates. You will find book reviews of the Southern Vampire series on this blog. Please tell everyone about this show today!

GOOD NEWS! The series has been picked up for a second season on HBO. The quick decision to renew can be largely explained by the second episode’s incredible 24 percent increase in viewership over the pilot episode.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

True Blood resembles Heroes at first glance (just rented the first episode from Blockbuster), though it still feels mostly original... for some reason this show makes me want to eat Cajun food and drink cheap beer