Wednesday, July 20, 2011

No bad blood between author and screenwriters

Unlike some fans, writer Charlaine Harris doesn't mind HBO series' changes to her True Blood books

It was the kind of sudden, unexpected twist that drives details-oriented readers of popular novels over the edge.
In the July 10 episode of True Blood, Academy Awardwinning screenwriter Alan Ball's trippy TV adaptation of the Sookie Stackhouse series of novels by Charlaine Harris, fans of the books were shocked when Claudine, Sookie's fairy godmother, had her blood sucked dry by the dashing vampire and unrepentant ladies' man Eric Northman, played in the series by Alexander Skarsgard.