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Alan Ball To Direct Two Films in 2014

Alan Ball

Alan Ball has been using his downtime wisely: he’s written two feature films which he will also direct in 2014, reports Deadline. The first, scheduled to start production in January, is a biopic on Chippendales founder Steve Banerjee. Adapted from the book I Am Chippendales by Rodney Sheldon, the film follows Banerjee’s rise from immigrant to mega-rich (and mega-paranoid) owner ... Read More »

PHOTOS: True Blood Cast Celebrates Season 6 on the Red Carpet


The cast and creative team (and fans and media) celebrated the return of True Blood with a red carpet premiere party tonight in Los Angeles. We’ll be adding photos to our red carpet album as they come in, so be sure to refresh! (Untagged versions coming as soon as we can get them.) Also be sure to check out HBO’s ... Read More »

Banshee to air in the UK

Heads up, UK fans! Alan Ball’s new series, Banshee, will be heading your way in May on Sky Atlantic. No exact date has been announced yet but keep checking back on the site for further details. Read More »

True Blood Radio 200: A Retrospective


Can you believe this is our 200th episode of True Blood Radio? That’s a lot of True Blood talk! Since launching our podcast in August 2008, we’ve had the privilege of interviewing dozens of True Blood cast and creative team members, attending special events, and let’s not forget all the spoilers! We’re celebrating this milestone with a walk down memory ... Read More »

Premiere Date for Alan Ball’s New Series, Banshee, Announced

TV Guide announced the premiere date for Alan Ball’s new series for Cinemax, Banshee. The action drama will air Friday, January 11, at 10/9c. Banshee stars Antony Starr as an ex-con and master thief named Lucas Hood who takes on the identity of the sheriff in the town of Banshee, Pa. Lucas continues his criminal activities there despite his being ... Read More »

Why Didn’t Sookie & Alcide Do More Than Make Out?

TVLine has an article asking that question of Alan Ball today, and, well, it seemed obvious to me what was going on, but here’s Alan’s official answer: “The decision to not do it this season [came about because] every single season, it’s been all about Sookie falling in love with this person or that person,” exiting showrunner Alan Ball tells ... Read More »

True Blood Season 6 Cut to 10 Episodes? Say It Ain’t So!

In a new interview with TV Guide, outgoing True Blood showrunner Alan Ball casually mentioned that not only will production on season 6 start in January (instead of November like it has in the past) to accommodate Anna Paquin’s pregnancy, but “there will only be 10 shows next season partly because of Anna and partly because of the economics.” If ... Read More »

Alan Ball Answers Fans Questions About Season 5 and Finale

HBO hosted an online Q & A with Alan Balltoday, and fans were able to ask him their questions. Included were answers to who’s character development did he enjoy the most; his favorite season; which supe would he most like to be; and who his favorite character from the show is. My favorite question was from musicjunkay: Are there any practical jokers ... Read More »

Alan Ball Answers Questions About True Blood Seasons 5 and 6

Although Alan Ball is handing over the day-to-day running of True Blood to new showrunner Mark Hudis, he will still be somewhat involved when the series returns next summer. TVLine caught up with Alan to get some answers about season 5 and some clues about season 6. TVLINE | So, is Bill God now? I don’t want to say if he is ... Read More »