August 11th, 2011
11:33 AM ET
"True Blood" creator Alan Ball is about to take you from Bon Temps to "Banshee."
The heralded producer is at work on another show, the L.A. Times reports, this time set in a small town named "Banshee" in Pennsylvania Amish Country. While fans of Ball's vampy HBO series have grown accustomed to his signature mix of sex and the supernatural, this show won't have any magical elements.
Instead, it will focus on a mysterious, martial arts expert ex-con who poses as a murdered sheriff and doles out his own particular kind of justice. (Yeah, we're not quite sure what that means either, but that's the description thus far. Stay tuned!)
Ball will executive produce the series, which will be "darkly comic," according to the Times, for Cinemax, but thankfully it's not expected to get in the way of his "True Blood" schedule. Update, 2:48 p.m.: And speaking of "True Blood" - the HBO show is officially getting a 12-episode fifth season, the network announced today.
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