Stephen Moyer has landed the male lead opposite Anna Paquin in the drama pilot, True Blood for HBO; Brook Kerr also has been cast in the project.

Alan Ball is writing, directing and serving as executive producer on the show based on the Southern Vampire book series by Charlaine Harris; it takes place in a world in which vampires can buy Japanese-made synthetic blood. The Hollywood Reporter adds their integration into a small Louisiana town causes quite a stir, and a love story ensues between Bull Comton (Moyer), a vampire, and Sookie Stackhouse (Paquin), an innocent waitress who can read people's minds.

Kerr will play a beautiful, smart, articulate young woman who takes a job in the bar with Sookie.