In the not-too-distant future, vampires have come out of the coffin. Mass-produced synthetic blood has allowed these oft-maligned creatures of the night to walk freely among us…no longer in need of a human fix. But can a young Louisiana waitress forge a love match with a vampire? HBO presents the thrilling first season of this drama series created by Alan Ball (Six Feet Under) and based on the best-selling “Sookie Stackhouse” novels by Charlaine Harris. Mixing romance, suspense, mystery and humor, Season One introduces Sookie (played by Anna Paquin), a perky Louisiana waitress with telepathic gifts and an irresistible attraction to a 173-year-old bloodsucker named Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer). Surrounded by colorful local folk, Sookie sets out to prove that humans and vampires cannot only co-exist—they can find something akin to true love.