In what’s surely a disappointment to legion of fans who follow Neil Gaiman, not to mention fans of challenging and unique series television, HBO has announced that they’re not proceeding with an adaptation of Gaiman’s critically-acclaimed fourth novel American Gods. The story of Shadow and Mr. Wednesday and their trek across America in front of a coming battle between the old gods and the new will have to remain on the book page for now. But now you’re asking the question why, and according to HBO, it sounds like they just couldn’t find the right way to turn Gaiman’s novel into an ongoing series. (more…)
HBO has renewed the hit show, True Blood, for a fifth season. What this means, really, is another twelve episodes of Bill Compton saying “Sookie” in the way that he does, and more sex and blood. It’s like watching a train wreck: it’s morbid and strange, and yet you just can’t look away.
This is what Michael Lombardo, president of HBO had to say:
I am thrilled that ‘True Blood’ continues to enjoy a phenomenal reception from both subscribers and critics. Alan Ball and his gifted team have devised the greatest thrill ride on TV.
And Alan Ball:
I remain amazed and delighted by the enthusiasm of our viewers. I can’t imagine having more fun than this.
True Blood is based on the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris, and is currently partway through its fourth season. The next season is set to air summer of 2012 and filming will start later this year in LA with Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer (who are both banging IRL and apparently hold nothing back while filming sex scenes), and the rest of their cast.
Source: Coming Soon