Tuesday, 26 May 2009

True Blood

HBO's True Blood is set to air on the FX Channel over here July. Check out the trailer here. It looks great - sex, religion, naked women and dead animals. Sounds like a normal Saturday Night down here!

"Thanks to a Japanese scientist's invention of synthetic blood, vampires have progressed from legendary monsters to fellow citizens overnight. And while humans have been safely removed from the menu, many remain apprehensive about these creatures "coming out of the coffin." Religious leaders and government officials around the world have chosen their sides, but in the small Louisiana town of Bon Temps, the jury is still out.

Local waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), however, knows how it feels to be an outcast. "Cursed" with the ability to listen in on people's thoughts, she's also open-minded about the integration of vampires — particularly when it comes to Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), a handsome 173-year-old living up the road. But as Sookie is drawn into a series of mysteries surrounding Bill's arrival in Bon Temps, that tolerance will be put to the test.

A sexy, scary new drama from 'Six Feet Under' creator Alan Ball, 'True Blood' delves into the meticulously-crafted world of novelist Charlaine Harris. Described by the Emmy®-winning Ball as "popcorn for smart people" and featuring a colorful cast of local misfits, 'True Blood' promises an intense ride."

It's set to air on the FX Channel over here July-ish.

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Dollhouse - UK Premiere.

"The SCI FI channel brings you the brilliant, Dollhouse by the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Joss Whedon. Premieres at 9pm on Tuesday 19th May. The lives of an elite, underground group of beautiful and seductive operatives known as the "Dolls" are revealed in Dollhouse, starring Eliza Dushku as Echo, who is part of a highly illegal and underground group known as the "Actives," or "Dolls." Echo is imprinted with any number of new personas that fit her assignments. Afterwards her thoughts, feelings and experiences are erased. She enters each new assignment with no memory of before. Or does she? As the series progresses, Echo becomes increasingly self-aware and hungers to discover her true identity."

word is not as good as Buffy, but worth sticking with as the arc really pays off in the second half of the season.

Friday, 8 May 2009

Two Imposters

After an early year flurry of competition entering, the first results are in -

Didn't make the final cut in the Euroscript competition, but got some great feedback.

However, I'm a finalist in the script_1 competition run by something called SWF. Hoorah!