by Jane Boursaw on

I asked my TV Squad readers what they wanted me to ask you, and one of their main questions involves the books. Some feel the show doesn’t follow the books closely enough. Your thoughts on that?
I think a book and a television show are two different mediums. If I were to follow the books, it would be all about Sookie, because Sookie narrates the story, and the other characters would rarely even show up.

Will Eric be a bigger part of the show in season three? Will he and Sookie get together?
I can’t tell you if they’re going to get together, because that’s going to ruin the anticipation. But, if you’ve been following season two, he’s definitely been doing things to make her more vulnerable and more susceptible to him. And he does want her, he’s just not sure why. I think it’s deeper than just, “I want her because Bill Compton has her.” Although that’s part of it, because Eric is a total alpha-dog.

And we kind of all want Eric to grow his hair back, too.

Oh yeah.
He wore a wig on season one, and we thought it looked ridiculous. I got a lot of e-mails saying, “Oh, I wish they’d take that wig off of him,” so we did. We came up with the haircut just to get that ridiculous wig off of him. I think he looks so much better, and it’s certainly loosened him up as an actor. It’s like the wig came off, and he blossomed.

And Godric, is he really dead?
He is really dead.

People haven’t really been liking the Maryann storyline. What’s your reaction to that?
I’m baffled because I think she’s a fantastic character and a fantastic actress. I also know a lot of people who really love her.

Will she be in season three?
Maryann is not going to be in season three.

Do you believe in the supernatural?
I certainly believe that what we perceive as humans is just the tip of the iceberg. I don’t necessarily believe in vampires or werewolves or that kind of thing, but I believe there is definitely a realm we don’t necessarily have access to.

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Thanks so much for so much news Alan Ball. What a great producer. I can’t wait for season three! What’s about you? Do you like his discription why the series is not strictly following the books and the nice insights?