The website for True Blood, the HBO series based on the Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris, can be found here. There is a link to a short video showing brief glimpses of various scenes with narration by producer Alan Ball. If your in the mood for a vampire beverage you can find out about Tru Blood, the Japanese invented blood substitute that has allowed vampires to go public. Best of all is the blog, Blood Copy, described thusly: "This website chronicles the amazing days we live in as vampires attempt to integrate with humans. With the advent of Tru Blood, a synthetic blood substitute, vampires have decided to announce their presence and exist among us openly. This website chronicles the amazing days we live in as vampires attempt to integrate with humans.... read more. Watch the video of how vampires announced themselves to the world. Someone had lots of fun making this spoof of how major events are covered by the media.
Ms Harris who created the world admits,"It won't be my creation any more when it's on television. It'll be Alan's creation, and a completely different animal. I'm looking forward to seeing the books from a completely different point of view." See the Complete interview on Patricia's Vampire Notes.
The first episode is supposed to be inspired by Dead Until Dark book one in the series.
As readers of this blog are aware I am a devoted follower of the written series. Like other fans I have in mind what the characters are like. My hope is that Alan Ball's outlook is similar to mine.
This reminds me that last Sunday (6/29) I saw a rerun of Blood Ties, the TV series base on Tanya Huff's Vicki Nelson stories. In my opinion the producers did a great job with this series. The three main characters - Vicki, Henry (vampire son of Henry VIII), and Mike (cop and ex-lover of Vicki - were written and acted very true to the books. Of course the show wasn't renewed! Whether Lifetime will continue to air older episodes, I'm not certain. I checked their upcoming Sunday schedule (7/5/08). Army Wives was listed but not Blood Ties; however, at least for now, Lifetime shows full episodes online.