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Monday, July 21, 2008
Official Poster for HBO's Upcoming Vampire Series
HBO released this snazzy little poster today for its new vampire TV series. I don't know about you, but it kinda reminds me of Frank Quitely's cover for the first issue of Vertigo's Bite Club comic from a few years back. Incidentally, Anna Paquin (Rogue from X-Men) is the star.
As the poster proclaims, the upcoming show comes from the mind of Alan Ball, creator of Six Feet Under and director of American Beauty. Ball supposedly claims to have never seen Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Angel, and considers Near Dark the best vampire movie of all time (whether that's good news or bad is a matter of opinion.)
I'm really looking forward to this show. In fact, I'm even going to re-subscribe to the channel for the first time since Tony Soprano shamefully winked out of existence to the over-wrought falsetto of Steve Perry. HBO has a pretty solid track record, and Ball's Six Feet Under is right up there amongst the highlights.
If you head over to HBO's official site for True Blood, you can check out some pretty entertaining viral marketing to prepare viewers for the show, including a fictional blog, a vampire dating site, and a site for a blood-substitute beverage that's all the rage in the fanged community.