True Blood: Talking Wolves with Alan Ball

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘werewolf’?’  Terrifying beasts? Amazing transformations?  Bad GCI?  Werewolves get a bad rap. They may be scary.  They may be mean, but more often than not they look completely and utterly ridiculous.  Van Helsing, Harry Potter, Wolfman: How sad is it when the most lifelike wolves are from New Moon? 

When it was annouced that werewolves were hitting True Blood I rolled my eyes. Sure, we’ve seen the fast-time Vampire speed, and Sam shift from his human form, but werewolves?  Would it work? 
Executive Producer Alan Ball talks about their choice to use real wolves and training in this video posted by HBO.

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