HBO's 'True Blood' flows into Season 2

April 3, 2009 (USA Today / Gary Levin) -- HBO's True Blood returns June 14, picking up with the second book in Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse series, Living Dead in Dallas.

Sookie (Anna Paquin) is "drafted into using her telepathic abilities to find a vampire in Dallas who's gone missing," says creator Alan Ball, while her brother Jason (Ryan Kwanten) gets involved with the Fellowship of the Sun, an anti-vampire group.

Fans can catch up with the first season, out May 19 on DVD and Blu-ray, to detect the blooming chemistry between Sookie and vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), now that Paquin and Moyer are a couple. Filming is "easier because they're so comfortable with each other," Ball says. "And they really do love each other in real life."


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As the 20th century evolved, rational man turned to science to explain mythology that had pervaded for thousands of years. How could a man be mistaken for a vampire? How could someone appear to have been the victim of a vampire attack? Science, in time, came back with answers that may surprise you.Anemia
A million fancies strike you when you hear the name: Nosferatu!N O S F E R A T Udoes not die!What do you expect of the first showing of this great work?Aren't you afraid? - Men must die. But legend has it that a vampire, Nosferatu, 'der Untote' (the Undead), lives on men's blood! You want to see a symphony of horror? You may expect more. Be careful. Nosferatu is not just fun, not something to be taken lightly. Once more: beware.- Publicity for Nosferatu in the German magazine Buhne und Film, 1922  

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