“True Blood” Returns

Vampires and werewolves and fairies, oh my! True Blood has all the other-wordly creatures you’re likely to ever desire. In his 2011 Archive interview (NOW ONLINE!) creator Alan Ball describes how he and fellow writers come up with all of Bon Temps’ fantastical characters and storylines (the series has strayed a bit from Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels on which it’s based.)

Ball recounts how he discovered the novels and got involved with True Blood:

And muses on the current fascination with vampires:

True Blood returns with Season 5 tonight, Sunday, June 10th, at 9pm on HBO. Here’s the trailer to whet your appetite:

As the show’s slogan says, “Waiting Sucks,” but no more waiting after tonight!!

For more on True Blood, visit our show page, and for more with Alan Ball, watch his full Archive interview.

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