Tuesday, March 8, 2011

'True Blood' season four spoilers from Alan Ball -- well, just a few

True-blood-season-3-anna-paquin-alexander-skarsgard_ The upcoming season of "True Blood" will borrow at least some of its key plot points from "Dead to the World," the fourth novel in mystery writer Charlaine Harris' long-running series about telepathic cocktail waitress/fairy Sookie Stackhouse and the supernatural creatures vying for her affection in Bon Temps, La.

But Alan Ball, the creator of the hit HBO series adapted from Harris' fiction, wasn't too generous with the gory details at the Paley Center for Media's PaleyFest's tribute to the hit show this weekend at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, especially when it came to questions about just how a potential romance between Anna Paquin's Sookie and Alexander Skarsgard's vampire Eric Northman might play out.

Still, the wildly devoted fans assembled for the event didn't seem to mind. The clip Ball showed from the season premiere, which is set for June, and the presence of 16 of the series' cast members -- including Paquin and her off-screen husband Stephen Moyer, in addition to Skarsgard -- were more than sufficient to generate deafening applause.

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