07 September 2008

Playing Ketchup for TRUEBLOOD Premiere

The CliffsNotes version of all you need to know 
for tonight's premiere on HBO:

From the creator and Executive Producer of Six Feet Under

"I am not that familiar with vampire fiction.
 I've never read an Anne Rice book, I never watched Buffy. 
Kathryn Bigelow's Near Dark 
is the best vampire movie ever made, in my opinion."

Based on author Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire book series

Anna Paquin (The Piano, X-Files, Darkness, the ever-upcoming Trick-r-Treat) is cast as Sookie Stackhouse, a Louisiana waitress who can hear thoughts à la Mel Gibson in What Women Want, a talent that understandably hampers her love life.  

Enter Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), a "handsome 173-year-old" who returns to his hometown as vampires worldwide are "coming out of the coffin" due to a new Japanese "synthetic blood nourishment beverage" that recently made killing to feed unnecessary.


Fangs for the Memories: Shades of Buffy in TrueBlood -New York Observer

Early Reviews of TrueBlood - Televisionary

TrueBlood News at TV Guide