True Blood: Season 4 trailer
The official trailer for Season 4 of HBO TV series, True Blood made its online debut last week, giving fans a taste of what's in store this year.
Loosely based, and I mean very loosely based, on Dead to the World, the fourth book in Charlaine Harris's The Southern Vampire Mysteries, Season 4 will likely be most notable for introducing witches to the supernatural mix at the heart of this saucy, Louisiana-set drama. Of course Wiccan waitress Holly appeared in Season 3, but this time magic - particularly necromancy - plays a much more central role.
Personally, and without giving anything away, I'm curious how faithful Season 4 will be to its source material. Dead to the World is probably one of the most popular of Harris's books, given certain *ahem* long-awaited events that occur in it. I'm sure many fans, like myself, are apprehensive about what will makes the transition from the printed page to the small screen. This is an especially big concern because, since Season 2, True Blood has sprinted off in its own narrative direction, occasionally picking and choosing bits from the novels. Season 3, for example, had resolved the werewolf and kidnapping issues so central to Club Dead within the first 7 of its 12 episodes.
I'm also curious to see whether True Blood still has bite. The show returns to US screens on 26 June. Will fans still flock to it, or has the fang-toothed novelty worn off a bit...? Especially as True Blood is now competing against other new, massively popular literature-to-TV adaptations like Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead. What are your thoughts?