With HBO’s vampire thriller True Blood earning a Golden Globes nomination today for outstanding drama series, creator Alan Ball dropped a few hints to The Hollywood Reporter about what fans can expect in Season 2.
“Jason goes into the Fellowship of the Sun church in a big way and is surprised by what he finds there. There’s a new creature in town that is unlike any other. Nobody knows what this creature is, I’m not sure if it will be entirely explained in the show - it’s not a werewolf. There are new romances for Tara, Jason and Sara. Bill and Sookie have a lot of issues to sort out - including having made a new teenage vampire that’s living in their house. Bill and Sookie also go to Dallas to find one of their own who has gone missing.”
True Blood is based on a series of books. Ball described the summary as about as much as he could say right now without tipping anything crucial. His description of season two does vary greatly from the second book, Living Dead In Dallas.
In the second book Jason has nothing to do with the Fellowship of the Sun and is actually accepting and friendly to Bill and vampires. The good news here is that Bill and Sookie will be going to Dallas which is a major plotline of the second book. The big question is the new creature, which in the second book is a Maenad. In the second to the last episode of the first season, Michelle Forbes was introduced as Maryann. She was walking in the road with the pig when Tara crashed her car. So it would seem she is the Maenad. Now in the second book, the first time she we see her, she attacks Sookie. Sam spends many nights, in dog form, with the Maenad and she plays a big role in the conclusion of the book. So we will see where Ball takes the storyline.
I liked the show a lot less after reading the books. Ball left a lot of good stuff from the first book and added a bunch of plotlines that ran contrary to some of the book storylines. I am really concerned about Jason and the Fellowship of the Sun much like season one’s V storyline. Bill’s new vampire, Jessica, is also an expanded storyline, that seem left in just to frustrate the Sookie/Bill dynamic. Hopefully Ball stays true to the second book because it was a really good story.
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