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Posts Tagged ‘Alan Ball’

IDW & HBO to Release the First Ongoing ‘True Blood’ Comic Series

Even though author Charlaine Harris will be ending the Southern Vampire novels, True Blood fans need not fret. Publisher IDW and HBO have announced that they will be adapting True Blood for an ongoing comic book series.

HBO show creator Alan Ball gave this statement in the release: “With this new ongoing series, Truebies will be able to find a new comic in stores every month. We’ll also have even more room to create in-depth drama and further explore the world of Bon Temps.”

The first issue of the new series is slated for release in spring 2012. So far, IDW has published three True Blood series: All Together NowTainted Love and The French Quarter.

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Oprah Winfrey to Produce ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’

sklootbook.jpgAccording to an AP report this morning, Oprah Winfrey and American Beauty co-producer Alan Ball will team up to produce an adaptation of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks for HBO. The article had no additional details about the release schedule.

The nonfiction book by Rebecca Skloot became a bestseller this year, telling the fascinating story of an African American woman who died of cancer and how her cells were used by generations of scientists. Follow this link to read GalleyCat Reviews’ take on the novel.

Here’s an excerpt from the AP report: “The network said Wednesday that Ball, creator and executive producer of HBO’s drama series True Blood, will develop the project with Winfrey and her Harpo Films studio.”