Moyer, HBO make “Blood” pact

Mon Apr 9, 2007 12:14AM EDT

By Nellie Andreeva

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – English actor Stephen Moyer will join Anna Paquin in “True Blood,” an HBO drama pilot based on the “Southern Vampire” book series.

“Six Feet Under” creator Alan Ball wrote the project, and will direct and executive produce.

“True Blood” takes place in a world where vampires can buy Japanese-made synthetic blood. Their integration into a small Louisiana town causes quite a stir, and a love story ensues between Bull Comton (Moyer), a vampire, and Sookie Stackhouse (Paquin), an innocent waitress who can read people’s minds.

Brook Kerr (“Passions”) will play a beautiful, smart, articulate young woman who takes a job in the bar with Sookie.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

For those who don’t know Stephen Moyer, this isn’t his first outing as a vampire. He also played on in the British series Ultraviolet, alongside Jack Davenport. He’s a good actor and a great choice for Bill the Vampire!