This is totally unexpected but really cool news! I recently began reading the Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris and today AICN is reporting that this is going to be the next new series for HBO. The book series isn't on the same level as Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series (which is stuck in development hell for the movies and is in dire straits, creatively, in the latest books) it's definitely in the same vein. Anyone else eagerly looking forward to this series? When this debuts I'll definitely be subscribing to HBO again.