from the creator of 'Six Feet Under' starting 7 septTrue Blood
is a new tv show based on the 'Sookie Stackhouse series' / 'Southern Vampire Mysteries
' by Charlaine Harris. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE
the book series and own all the 8 books of the series that so far are published. I decided to start a thread about the new tv show True Blood, because next month True Blood will be starting on HBO. The Story
Sookie Stackhouse is a perky blonde who lives in small town Bon Temps, Lousiana. She is a sweet down-to-earth practical kinda girl with a big secret: she is telepathic and can read minds, but the local people just thinks she's a bit crazy. She works as a barmaid at local bar Merlotte's, which is owned by her friend Sam. Sam is a shapeshifter, but Sookie doesn't know. She tries to keep out of everyones' mind, especially her friends/family. Then one day a vampire comes into the bar. Sookie knows vampires exist (they have 'come out of the coffin' several years ago and the world now acknowledges their existence) but never saw one until now. Because of Bill (yep, that's the vamps' name) Sookie finds out the she cannot hear the minds of vampires. She also starts dating Bill and through him meets other vampires (like funny Pam and yummy Eric!) and then just discovers a whole supernatural world of vampires, shapshifters, witches, fairies etc..
The whole series is a combination of humor, mystery, romance and the supernatural and I just love it. I hope the tv show will not mess up the story... TV Show
Alan Ball, creator of Six Feet Under, loved the series so much he even adapted it for a tv show.
Casting (from imdb):
Anna Paquin - Sookie Stackhouse
Stephen Moyer - Bill Compton
Sam Trammell - Sam Merlotte
Lois Smith - Adele 'Gran' Stackhouse
Ryan Kwanten - Jason Stackhouse
Eric - ???
Pam - ???Marketing Campaign
Apparantly there is now a whole marketing campaign going on in the USA for the show, but since I don't live there, everything I know about that comes from the Internet.
Like a website for Tru Blood, the beverage for vampires so they don't have to bite humansTru Blood beverage
Like fake Tru Blood commercials Tru Blood - Suck It Up!French Tru Blood commercial
A fake blog BloodCopy: for the lates vampire news
A human/vampire dating siteLovebitten.net
And just posters, mailstuff etc. all for the new tv show.True Blood (HBO Website)
______________________________________________Link to the Sookie Stackhouse series / Southern Vampire Mysteries (bookseries) thread.READ!!!!!
Don't compare it to the Twilight series/Stephenie Meyer. I have noticed people keep comparing them on the Internet when really, they are totally different. The Twilight series targets teens and has a lot of romance. The Sookie Stackhouse Series targets adults and tends to be more in the humor and mystery genre, though it also has romance/sex parts. Also, the Sookie Stackhouse series began years before Twilight and has his own devoted followers (like me!