Thursday, July 21, 2011
An end in sight for Sookie Stackhouse Charlaine Harris, author of the novels that inspire ‘True Blood’, is wrapping up the series
Adaptations of her books can be seen on HBO, where Alan Ball (Six Feet Under) has turned them into the massively successful True Blood series starring Anna Paquin and Alexander Skarsgard.
Q: The Sookie books were successful before Alan Ball approached you. You’d even had a few offers to adapt them. Why did you say yes to him?
Charlaine Harris says "An Ice Cold Grave " is her favorite book and the one she's most proud to have written
The question and answers were interesting from Toronto and she says "An Ice Cold Grave" #3 in the Harper Connelly series is her favorite and the one she's most proud of the 30 books she's written.
It probably shouldn't have surprised us to see Katherine Helmond turn up in the ghastly precincts of HBO's True Blood this week.
After all, the grande dame of the small screen has done everything on TV but host Meet the Press.
She's guest-starred on shows from Mannix to The Glades. She's had recurring roles on series including Coach and Everybody Loves Raymond. In TV biopics, she's played everyone from Emily Dickinson to Hedda Hopper.
Helmond also has had long and memorable runs on hits such as Soap and Who's the Boss? Funny thing, though; even in ensemble comedies like those, it's inevitably her character who lingers most vividly in your head.
You can view her first day of commentary on THURSDAY July 21 from noon to 3pm PT at HBO Connect: http://itsh.bo/TBjanina
Posted by " Dallas " at 11:44 AM
Question: I have to know, any idea if Terry and Arlene’s baby on True Blood is actually evil, or is Arlene just paranoid? —Hanna
Ausiello: Having seen the next three episodes, I’m gonna go with evil. Look for that little demon spawn to develop a bad case of pyrokinesis later this month.
Question: Any True Blood scoop? —Deb
Ausiello: Move over Eric/Sookie/Bill. There’s a new triangle in town, and the participants are named Hoyt, Jessica and Jason. Elsewhere, a major female character will soon be in desperate need of a plastic surgeon, while a major male character takes on a surprising dual role. And I know I told Eric/Sookie/Bill to move over, but let’s bring ‘em back for a second. Feast your peepers on this tantalizing tease for the Aug. 21 episode: “Convalescing after her latest near-death trauma, Sookie envisions a world where there’s room for both Bill and Eric.” If that’s not a euphemism for a threesome I don’t know what is.
Posted by " Dallas " at 11:42 AM