Friday, December 18, 2009

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Revamp for True Blood and Charlaine goes to London

Orion’s sci-fi imprint Gollancz is to revamp Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels to tie in with the broadcast of series two of “True Blood” on FX and Channel 4 next year.

Series three is in development and is scheduled for a June start in the US.

Harris’ backlist titles about the psychic waitress’ vampire adventures will be relaunched from 11th February with a new look tying into FX’s promotional campaign for season two. The nine novels will be reissued as £6.99 paperbacks, with a black-and-white look featuring different characters from the show. The £40 eight-book boxed set will be relaunched with the new look.

Also showing off the new designs will be The True Blood Omnibus 2 (featuring titles 4-6, Dead to the World, Dead as a Doornail and Definitely Dead) to be published on 16th September as a £14.99 trade paperback; plus the new title in the series, Dead in the Family, which is published on 27th May as a £12.99 hardback, and the paperback of Dead and Gone (£6.99, 1st April).

A Touch of Dead, an illustrated collection of short stories, is due for paperback release on 19th August but will retain its hardback look.

To support the publishing bonanza, Harris will make her first UK visit on 9th and 10th March. The publisher is hoping to hold a Q&A event and a full media programme.

Maxim’s Hottest of 2009 ~ True Blood

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True Blood :16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series


CHRIS BAUER / Andy Bellefleur


ANNA CAMP / Sarah Newlin

NELSAN ELLIS / Lafayette Reynolds

MICHELLE FORBES / Maryann Forrester


RYAN KWANTEN / Jason Stackhouse

TODD LOWE / Terry Bellefleur


STEPHEN MOYER / Bill Compton

ANNA PAQUIN / Sookie Stackhouse

JIM PARRACK / Hoyt Fortenberry

CARRIE PRESTON / Arlene Fowler



SAM TRAMMELL / Sam Merlotte

RUTINA WESLEY / Tara Thornton

DEBORAH ANN WOLL / Jessica Hamby

2009 Best & Worst EW

Entertainers of the Year: And True Blood creator Alan Ball knew his show had made it “when I saw the Team Bill and Team Eric t-shirts on some website — that was really fun.”

True Blood Music Video of the Day: Possum Kingdom by The Toadies

We in Area 5 are fans of out local band the Toadies...Possum Kingdom Lake is 1 1/2 hrs NW of DFW.

Possum Kingdom by The Toadies LYRICS