Friday, July 16, 2010

'True Blood' vampires right at home in Miss. HBO show features scenes of Natchez's Longwood

Russell Edgington, a red-haired antiques dealer with a thick Southern accent, is a notable figure in Mississippi politics.
It's uncertain whether he's crossed political paths with Gov. Haley Barbour during his reign as the vampire king of Mississippi, but it would make sense.
If you've lived 2,800 years on Earth, chances are you'd probably have connections with most movers and shakers, particularly those in your home state.
Of course, Edgington isn't the only vampire in town. Now that Jackson is one of the fictional settings for HBO's popular series, True Blood, a host of vampires and werewolves are roaming the capital city.
Created by Oscar winner Alan Ball, the show is based on The Southern Vampire Mystery (book) Series written by Tunica native Charlaine Harris.
This season, lead character Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), a waitress with telepathic powers, travels to Jackson to investigate the disappearance of her vampire boyfriend, Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer).

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