After leaving his mark on TV with Six Feet Under, director Alan Ball of American Beauty fame returns to HBO with his new series True Blood, based on the books by author Charlaine Harris, and starring Anna Paquin. Ball and other members of the cast and crew go behind the show, which includes both vampires (all the rage among teens and adults) and humans wreaking havoc in a fictional Louisiana town. Come to ogle at the hunky male cast, and stay to find out who the killer is in Bon Temps.

Thu., Dec. 4, 7 p.m., 2008

LA Weekly