Fall TV 2008: HBO's "True Blood" Is for Suckers
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"Six Feet Under" creator Alan Ball got bit by the vampire craze and created HBO's new series "True Blood," about a small Louisiana town where vamps have come "out of the coffin" to coexist peacefully with humans.
Of course, the humans don't know the bloodsuckers walk among them: This arrangement is largely due to the invention of a synthetic blood beverage called TruBlood, which fills their need for the red stuff. When a mind-reading waitress named Sookie (Anna Paquin) sees a stranger (Stephen Moyer, "The Starter Wife") order a cold TruBlood at the bar where she works, they begin a relationship that if not forbidden, is plenty creepy.
The series takes place in the fictional town of Bon Temps, but second-unit shooting has been going on in Shreveport for months, and characters in the series refer to a fictional Shreveport bar named Fangtasia.
Then again, given that little pickle Josh Brolin found himself in last month, perhaps it's best to steer clear of Shreveport bars for now?
· True Blood Uncovers Anti-Vampire Prejudice in Louisiana [io9]
· Glamour, Geeks and Gumbo: 'True Blood,' Shreveport and the Fangtasia bar? [Louisiana Movies]
· "W" Caught Brawling in Louisiana [Jaunted]
[Screenshot of "True Blood" sign: io9.com. Paquin and Moyer: Hero Complex/LAT]