Thursday, September 2, 2010

Casting News for True Blood's Alan Ball's All Signs of Death

With "True Blood" chugging along quite nicely toward the end of its Season Three run, it seems Alan Ball has enough time on his hands to start prepping his next series for HBO, "All Signs of Death", which is based on the Charlie Huston crime noir novel The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death. Word recently came down as to whom Ball has cast to appear in the pilot, and things are looking quite good indeed.

According to Deadline Hollywood Ben Whishaw (pictured, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer), Clayne Crawford ("24"), Mercedes Masöhn (Quarantine 2: Terminal ), Ron Yuan ("Prison Break"), Jeremy Ray Valdez (The Obama Effect), Mahershalalhashbaz Ali (Predators), and Kelsey Ford (Vampires Suck) are all confirmed for the pilot, which is being executive produced and directed by Ball.
Here's the book's synopsis, which, given that Huston himself is writing the script for the TV pilot, will probably be followed rather closely, at least initially:

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Who will survive the 'True Blood' season finale?

Sources tell E! Online that many of the new characters will be back next year

Joe Manganiello is officially set for more "True Blood" nakie time in season four! Oh wait, you knew that already?
Well, how about Bon Temps' other new additions—Denis O'Hare, Marshall Allman, Kevin Alejandro and Lauren Bowles? We have the scoop:
Believe it or not (and after last week's, um, sunny episode ending, we were inclined to go with the not), all of the aforementioned newbies will be back on True Blood for season four, according to sources. So it looks like all those pretty faces up there survive next Sunday's "bloody" (per Alexander Skarsgård) season three finale—even the (gulp) spine-snatchin' King of Mississippi, Russell Edgington. (Hide yer babies!)

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Charlaine Harris book and blog : reads Hiaasen,True Blood books and comments on the Emmy's

Charlaine Harris writes on her blog her latest book reviews and comments on the Emmy's " Because we all need a little glamour."

* Star Island, Carl Hiaasen
* Xombies – Apocalypse Blues, Walter Greatshell
* True Blood and Philosophy: We Wanna Think Bad Things with You, William Irwin, George A. Dunn, Rebecca Housel
* A Taste of True Blood: The Fangbanger’s Guide, Leah Wilson, Jacob Clifton, MariaLima, Nick Mamatas

Carl Hiaasen was one of the original (if not THE original) environmental mystery writers. That is, he writes wonderfully original books framed as mysteries that deal with what we’ve done and are doing to the earth. Hiaasen, of course, is based in Florida, which gives him plenty to say. In Hiaasen’s world, there are plenty of monstrously selfish people and plenty of people who are capable of good in an incredibly surprising way. In Star Island, utterly shallow and untalented singing star Cherry Pye, managed by her parents who could not love her less, bounces from rehab back to the streets and from one untenable situation to another. She’s a little monster, and so are the people around her. Her stand-in, Ann DeLusia, is a better human being, and she pays the price for Cherry’s carelessness. Luckily for Ann, she’s caught the heart of crazy ex-governor Tyree, who lives in the swamps. He’s commited many acts of eco-terrorism. You get the idea? Hiaasen is a wild ride.

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Blood Work! “True Blood” vlog 3.11: WHERE’S MY F*CKING WHISKEY!??!

Well --Wow! The boys ( Andy and Brian) from Camp Blood and Team Talk Blood give us their review of Episode 11.

In one of our most ill-advised moves to date, Andy and I take a tip from rapidly unspooling shapeshifter barman Sam Merlotte and decide to get completely wasted before recording this week’s True Blood recap. SPOILER: One of us an angry drunk, but the other one is a cuddler!

Anyway, this week’s True Blood was all about being drunk on something, be it Jack Daniels, Patron, “V”, or Sookie. So please allow us this little foray into the 100-Proof Wood. Somehow we still manage to cover the hot topics – Bill & Eric’s alliance! Arlene’s no-bortion! Jesus‘ “oh! face”! – but lose a lot of dignity (and brain cells) along the way.

Enjoy below!

Michael Juan Nunez: "HooDoo Moon" on 'True Blood'

True Blood Music Video of the Day: I'd Come For You

I'd Come For You from Nickelback

Thanks, MisMackenna