True Blood

True-Blood2012Alan Ball is getting back to what he does best: writing.

The True Blood creator and former showrunner is working on a bunch of new screenplays and series ideas.

“I’m just writing for the love of writing, getting back to what it used to be with just me and the computer,” Ball told The Hollywood Reporter.

I have a series idea that I’m working on and writing on spec and have two screenplays I’m trying to put together and I’m working on another one and then I have another one that’s halfway finished,” he says. “[The show] is unlike either Six Feet Under or True Blood; it’s very different. I’d definitely say it’s a drama but it’s too early to talk about.”

True-Blood2012Cast members from True Blood will be on hand for a live social media event through HBO Canada that will allow fans to interact directly with their favourite stars.

Hosted by comedienne and Parks and Recreation actress Retta, #TrueBlood: Live from Set will give fans the chance to engage in a live social media experience with the likes of Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, Ryan Kwanten and Joe Manganiello.

Canadian fans are encouraged to follow The Movie Network and Movie Central on Facebook and Twitter leading up to the blood-pumping, fan-fueled interactive pre-show #TrueBlood: Live from Set that airs live on Sunday, June 16 at 8:45 p.m. ET/ 6:45 p.m. MT on HBO Canada and repeat airing at 8:45 MT, directly followed by the Canadian broadcast premiere of Season 6 of True Blood at 9 p.m. ET/MT. Continue reading »

alfre_woodardTrue Blood actor Alfre Woodard has joined the cast for the second season of Showcase’s Copper.

There’s a new face in the Five Points…Showcase, BBC America and Cineflix Studios announced today that critically-acclaimed actress Alfre Woodard (Steel Magnolias, Twelve Years a Slave, True Blood) will guest star in the second season of COPPER, the Showcase original drama set in 1860s New York City.

Copper is created by three-time Emmy Award-winner Tom Fontana and Academy Award-nominee Will Rokos and executive produced by Academy Award-winner Barry Levinson, Fontana, Rokos, Cineflix Studios President Christina Wayne and Thomas Kelly (Blue Bloods). Continue reading »

GameofThrones2Why are HBO shows so good?

I’m sure this question has been pondered by many TV fans over the years and it seems fitting to discuss it now given the hype around the return of Game of Thrones.

HBO has produced some of the best-loved and critically-acclaimed series in recent times. Here’s just a few: The Wire, The Sopranos, Six Feet Under and True Blood.

So how do they do it? Continue reading »

10 p.m. – Sunday, November 25 on Space

With Marnie empowered by spirits of the dead, Bill issues an unpopular order to save vampires from the light. Luna discovers Sam is not the man she thought he was, Jessica has doubts about her future with Hoyt, and Alcide and Debbie join a new pack.

10 p.m. – Saturday, November 17 on Space

Sookie searches for Jason under a full moon, while Marnie connects with spirits of the past, Arlene and Terry cope with a suspicious inferno, and Debbie (Brit Morgan, My Funny Valentine) urges Alcide to join a new werewolf community.

10 p.m. – Saturday, November 10 on Space

Sookie nurtures Eric and Bill gets involved personally in the necromancy crisis. Meanwhile, Sam becomes Tommy’s accomplice, Arlene (Carrie Preston, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf) and Terry (Todd Lowe, CSI: MIAMI) look to religion to solve a problem, Jesus (Kevin Alejandro, Golden Boy) and Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis, The Help) head to Mexico to harness a shaman’s power, and Jason convalesces.

10 p.m. – Sunday, November 4 on Space

Sookie (Anna Paquin, X-Men 3: The Last Stand) goes to Alcide (Joe Manganiello, Spider-Man) for help to find Eric (Alexander Skarsgard, Disconnect), while Bill (Stephen Moyer, THE STARTER WIFE) finds a link with the Bellefleurs. Marnie (Fiona Shaw, Harry Potter) needs help to undo a spell, and Sam (Sam Trammell, Long Time Gone) makes it into Luna’s (Janina Gavankar, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?) inner circle. Meanwhile, Jason (Ryan Kwanten, SUMMERLAND) wants to be free of his obligations, and Tommy (Marshall Allman, SONS OF ANARCHY) goes back to where he originated.

10 p.m. – Sunday, October 28 on Space

Sookie makes a deal with Eric and reconnects with Alcide (Joe Manganiello, Spider-Man). Elsewhere, Bill punishes an errant vampire and counsels a guilt-ridden Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll, Catch 44).

10 p.m. – Sunday, October 21 on Space

After returning to Bon Temps, Sookie adjusts to the town’s new realities. Meanwhile, Bill reveals more about his past, and Eric crashes a witches meeting.