Friday, July 29, 2011

'True Blood' executive producer Alan Ball plays it by the book except when he doesn't

alanball.jpgThe startling story twists in HBO's "True Blood" -- Witches now? Really? -- actually aren't writers-room whimsy.

Far from it. Creator Alan Ball and his staff have Charlaine Harris' novels as their guide, and most fans of those are fans of the show, so the adaptation challenge must be working.
Now in its fourth season, the Louisiana-set drama is its network's blockbuster and shows no signs of slipping, either creatively or commercially.

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