Author Charlaine Harris Talks Closing the Book on “True Blood”

Charlaine is moving on.BY Scott Huver

Charlaine Harris, the author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels, is about to squeeze the last drop of “True Blood” – but she’s not about to slink quietly into the shadows.

“On the page, I have two more [Sookie] books,” Harris tells PopcornBiz of her plans to conclude the vampire saga that served as the source material for the hot HBO series. “I’m writing Book Twelve and then there will be Book Thirteen. And then I’ll think of something else new and wonderful to do.”

And while fans of fang-banging in Bon Temps won’t want to hear it, the novelist expects to bring the entire franchise to a definitive end. “I think it’ll be total closure,” she says. “I don’t go back to things once I’ve finished them. That’s kind of what I do. I don’t want to write Sookie after I get stale. Yeah, I’ll miss them, I’m sure, because I have lived with them for quite a long time – 12 years now. And it did take two years to sell the first book. But I think writers like to do different things. At least this writer does.”

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30 sci-fi, fantasy and horror series you WON’T be seeing this fall

Shows we have missed out on..We’ve been hearing a lot the last couple of days about the pilots the networks have picked up, but except for a few high-profile possibilities like Wonder Woman, not so much about those they didn’t. But there were plenty more series passed over than that!

According to New York magazine, the networks were pitched thousands of series for the latest season, and bought scripts for 429 of them. Of those, we’ve culled the 30 that seem as if they would have contained sci-fi, fantasy and horror elements.

See the list of shows here