‘True Blood’: Michael McMillian talks Steve Newlin’s fate, Alexander Skarsgard’s ‘inappropriate’ response

Don’t you wish we got to see the wrap party gag reels? On those overpriced (thanks, HBO) Blu-ray sets? Well, here’s some AWESOME news about a tie-in book from the EW.com interview (which we urge you to read regardless):

 

EW.Com: This fall, the book Steve Newlin’s Field Guide to Vampires (And Other Creatures of Satan) will be released. True Blood associate producer Gianna Sobol came up with the idea, and you helped co-write it. Tell us about it.
Michael McMillian: This was Steve Newlin’s field guide that he was putting together after the Fellowship of the Sun takeover by the vampires at the end of season 2 and before he was turned sometime in that year where Sookie was missing. So it kinda fills in the gaps during that period where Steve and Sarah were splitting up, and he was doing a lot of spying and investigating on characters in the show and learning more about the supernatural world of True Blood, and these are all of his notes. And then once he was kidnapped by the vampires, this notebook was found in his abandoned car and eventually made its way into the hands of Pam and Eric, who go through and rewrite and annotate with snarky flair all of the things that Steve got wrong. Since we started writing it before season 6 really got into production, it covers a lot of seasons 1 through 5, and then we incorporate as much of season 6 as we can. It’s kinda like a True Blood wiki in a published form through the eyes of some of the funnier characters on the show.

 

Hot DAMN! We’re checking for a release date the second this gets posted! Many tie-ins disappoint fans by being lazy, but it looks like this one is going to be a keeper.

 

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