True Blood is a television drama series made in America and created by Alan Ball. True Blood is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels written by Charlaine Harris .
True Blood is set in a small fictional town called Bon Temps in the American state of Louisiana. The main focus of the True Blood story centers on the character Stookie Stackhouse played by Anna Paquin.
In the show Sookie is a telepathic waitress with an unearthly quality. True Blood is based on the notion that vampires exist and they were not known to humans until Japanese scientists created synthetic blood. This happened two years prior to True Blood being aired for the first time.
The fact that vampires do not now need the blood of humans to survive split the community of vampires in to two camps. On one side, vampires that wish to live in harmony with humans while on the other side, those vampires that believe that co existence is impossible as a result of their innately violent tendencies.
As the series progressed, other supernatural creatures where introduced, shapeshifters, werewolves, faeries, witches and maenad. As we have already outlined, Sookie Stackhouse is a telepathic human-faerie hybrid that is known in True Blood as a halfling. True Blood delves into a number of modern issues, for example the constant struggle for equal rights and prejudice against minorities and homosexuals to name a few.
Alan Ball who created the series True Blood did so after reading Dead Until Dark, the first in Charlaine Harris ‘s Southern Vampire Mystery books series. His first TV show was also on HBO and was quite a success, Six Feet Under ran for five seasons. Once Six Feet Under finished, Ball signed a two-year deal with HBO to develop and produce unique programming for the channel. True Blood began filming the pilot episode in the summer of 2007, and it was made into a full-blown series later that year. HBO liked what they saw and after just two episodes of the first series had aired, they ordered the second series.
In the True Blood title sequence, the makers of the True Blood opening sequence explore redemption and forgiveness. It is based on the idea of the “the whore in the house of prayer” and contains images of sex, violence and religion. The way the True Blood opening sequence is shot is from the point of view of a supernatural creature that predates and observes human beings from the shadows. The True Blood opening sequence culminates in a baptism of Christ, the ultimate redemption. True Blood has episode titles that are named after songs featured in the episodes; more often than not heard at the end of the episode. The final series of True Blood began on Sunday, June 22, 2014.