Six Feet Under creator Alan Ball's next
project is a vampire drama series starring Anna Paquin.
True Blood is slated to begin production for HBO
in the fall, according to TheHollywood Reporter.
The show is
based on Charlaine Harris's Southern Vampire book
series and takes place in a world where vampires can
purchase synthetic blood. The
vampires' integration in a sleepy Louisiana town is a
cause of great concern to the town's residents.
Both Ball and
Paquin have earned Academy Awards for American Beauty
and The Piano, respectively.
An airdate for
the series premiere has yet to be announced. (The