Alan Ball Teases Some True Blood Season 4 Plot Details
"True Blood" showrunner Alan Ball and Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Series of books on which the TV show is based, chatted with EW.com about some recent character developments, but what really caught our eye was Ball's teasing of what fans can expect as the series plays out over the coming weeks.
“It gets ugly between the vampires and the witches,” says Ball. “There’s more than one fight coming up. There’s also a very unexpected romantic attachment which you’ll start to see the beginnings of I believe in next week’s episode. We’re gonna find out a lot about Jesus’ magic that’s in his family. We’re gonna get to the bottom of what’s going on with Arlene’s baby.”
As for Ball and Harris' comments about how the show is differing from the source material, here are a few excerpts. Be sure to hit up the link at the bottom of the page for more!
Ball tells EW that just because Sookie’s mentor [Claudine] is gone, it doesn’t mean we’ve seen the last of the fairy world. “After everything that was going on with the fairies in the first episode, I think we wanted to sort of put a pin in that, but obviously it’s not over,” says Ball. “I felt it would have more impact if it was someone we knew [who was killed off by Eric] as opposed to just a random fairy.”
For her part, Harris says she “was surprised” by the death of Claudine but trusts in Ball and where he takes the stories. Says the author, “If he can be gracious to me, I can certainly be gracious enough to wait and see where he’s going.”
Be sure to tune in this Sunday for Episode 40, "I'm Alive and on Fire", and for more visit "True Blood" on HBO.com.
Episode #40 (S4, Ep. 4): “I’m Alive and on Fire,” Sunday, July 17
Alcide helps Sookie hunt for Eric; Marnie searches for guidance to break a spell; Bill discovers a common bond with the Bellefleurs; Jason begs for liberation from Hotshot; Sam penetrates Luna’s inner circle; Arlene sees the writing on the wall; Tommy returns to his roots. Written by Nancy Oliver; directed by Michael Lehmann.
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