Hard to believe that “True Blood” is slinking its way into a third season already. Seems like just yesterday we were wandering into the fictional town of Bon Temps, right? Today creator Alan Ball tells us a little bit about what to expect in the most recent season when it returns to HBO on June 13.
New York Magazine sat down with Ball for a discussion surrounding the creation of “True Blood”’s lavish set designs and how the sets are often reflective of the characters inhabiting them. ”We’re putting people in more situations where they have to fight for what they want or for survival,” he says of Sookie Stackhouse’s bedroom, which features a floor rife with not only clothes, but splattered blood.
The show has been criticized for excessive blood and gore, but, as Ball points out, the fine detailing of the sets extends to character development. “It’s so ingrained in us,” he says. “We might as well have a sign in the writers’ room that says, ‘It’s the emotions, stupid.’ And we have such a great cast that we want to give them stuff to play with, not just like, ‘Go get ’em!’ … ‘Watch out!’ … ‘Incoming!’ ”
Check out some images from the set below!
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