After airing just two episodes of its first season on HBO in the States, the pay-per-view network has announced that it has commissioned a second season of Alan Ball’s vampire-drama True Blood. “I am thrilled to be able to continue to work with such a talented group of writers, cast and crew to explore the characters and world created by Charlaine Harris in her novels,” Ball, the creator of award-winning drama Six Feet Under has said of the network’s decision.
The show is set in the near future, when vampires have become accepted into society after a synthetic blood has removed their need to snack on humans. It scored brilliant figures with its first episode, picking up over 4 million viewers, and the following episode achieved a hitherto unheard of 24 per cent gain on the season premiere. Now that’s a lot better than last season’s vampire series, Moonlight, managed.