I’ve been seeing strange advertisements in Manhattan the past few weeks. First, two weeks ago, some mugshot looking pictures about vampires being people, too. Then, on the NY side of the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel, there’s this giant billboard, which I tried to take a picture of for the past three days. That’s the best of the lot.
I figured the ads were advance promo for the Twilight movie, but no. HBO has a new series called “TrueBlood,” premiering next month, the tagline of which reads, “Thou shalt not crave thy neighbor.”
And what’s it based on? The novels of Charlaine Harris, also known as the Sookie Stackhouse series. PLUS it’s being developed by Alan Ball, who created Six Feet Under, which means I’m reading the web page and saying, “Damn!” a lot. Plus, the site for TruBeverage is a hoot – “Please enter the date you were turned?” With a year option that includes, I, II, III, IV, etc? HA!
I knew there was a Stackhouse series in the works, but these ads plus the site are just freaking brilliant. I mean, the romance market is already hypersaturated with vampires, to say nothing of the “Twilight” movie and the recent book release. To have ads spread all over NYC alluding to the relative humanity of vampires makes me, who is solidly vampired-out, very, verrrry curious.
Damn you HBO! I’m going to have to subscribe again! GAAAAH!