True Blood

True Blood

American fantasy drama television series adapted from ''The Southern Vampire Mysteries''
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True Blood is an American television drama series produced and created by Alan Ball. It is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the co-existence of vampires and humans in Bon Temps, a fictional small town in northwestern Louisiana. The series centers on the adventures of Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), a telepathic waitress with an otherworldly quality.

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Sookie Stackhouse mysteries
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United States
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English
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No. of seasons
7
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  • Christina Jokanovich (co-producer)
  • David Auge (co-producer)
  • Marlis Pujol (co-producer)
  • Luis M. Patiño (associate producer)
  • Bruce Dunn
  • W. Mark McNair
  • Carol Dunn Tussell
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Running time
45–60 minutes
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Production company
Your Face Goes Here Entertainment
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September 7, 2008 (2008-09-07)
August 24, 2014 (2014-08-24)
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Sam Merlotte: [tp Mary Ann] I don't know what you're doing here. But these are people I care about and I will not stand by and watch you hurt any of them.
  • Photos of the cast and crew are seen behind the bar at Merlotte's.
  • The Dallas hotel Sookie and Bill Compton check into in Season 2 is the hotel Carmilla, a reference to the vampire novel of the same name from 1872. The scenes at Carmilla were shot in 2 days, 18 hours for the first and 24 hours the following week. The guests brushed shoulders with Anna Paquin as well as the employees.
  • The exteriors for the mansion home of Russell Edgington, the Vampire King of Mississippi, and his husband, Talbot, were filmed on location at Longwood, a mansion in Natchez, Mississippi. Longwood is unusual in several respects: it is an octagonal structure, an architectural style that was otherwise unknown at the time in the region; the tower has a large, onion-shaped dome on its top; and because the Civil War interrupted its construction, it has never been completed - the family that commissioned it was never able to live in the main part of the house and instead furnished the basement. Longwood is a registered National Historic Landmark
  • Paola Turbay (Antonia Gavilán) previously auditioned for an unnamed vampire role.
  • Katee Sackhoff was offered the role of Debbie Pelt but turned it down to appear in the pilot Boston's Finest (2010).

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