HBO, Ball Developing Vampire Series

Oct 31, 2005  •  Post A Comment

“Six Feet Under” creator Alan Ball is developing a new series for HBO based on the “Southern Vampire” books by Charlaine Harris, the network announced Monday.

“I picked up ‘Dead Until Dark,’ the first book of the ‘Southern Vampire’ series, on impulse and could not put it down,” Mr. Ball said. “Charlaine Harris has created a rich world filled with unique characters, a world that’s as terrifying as it is hilarious, as well as sexy, generous and profound.”

HBO described the project as the conclusion of an exclusive two-year deal with Mr. Ball to develop original programming for the network.