Inside True Blood interview with actor/True Blood comic writer Michael McMillian:
Gianna: Ah, yes, I remember the panda. So what’s the book about? Did you and Marc come up with the idea together?
Michael: Our story is called “Tainted Love” and runs for six issues. Bottles of Tru Blood are contaminated with a mysterious ingredient that causes vampires to lose all moral center and go “feral,” attacking humans without restraint. The whole fiasco is a terrorist plot by a new villainous group, called the “Vampire Liberation Front,” who has grown tired of Vampires having to play by society’s rules. These are fundamentalist Vampires who want to destroy the civil ties between humans and vampires, so they target the Tru Blood Corporation. Jessica drinks a bottle of bad ‘Blood, and Sookie, Bill and the rest of the Bon Temps crew scramble to save her before she kills somebody. Marc came up with the idea of the tampered Tru Blood and we just ran with the idea.
Gianna: Can you tease us readers with one mind-blowing moment they can look forward to in your story?
Michael: I think just about every cliffhanger has its shock value. That’s a characteristic of the show that Marc and I wanted to make sure closed out each issue. There’s a sequence in Issue 2 involving Jessica and an alligator that’s a favorite moment of mine. And Eric takes his relationship with Sookie to new heights in Issue 3.
Gianna: …Okay, thank you so much for your time, Michael! Before you go, two final questions. Who’s your favorite human on True Blood? Now I’m asking you as a fan, not as an actor on the show…
Michael: Humans are quickly disappearing on True Blood! They are an endangered species, lately. It’s tough to pick. Obviously I am quite partial to Anna Camp’s portrayal of Sarah Newlin. I thought she was just fantastic - perfect in every way. And then there’s Carrie Preston, whose genius goes criminally unsung. I love Arlene. She’s such a wonderful character. In many ways she’s the most relatable human on the show. If I lived in her world, I would be scared and pissed too! My favorite human character to write is definitely Jason.