“True Blood’”s Muse: Rick Santorum

“True Blood””s just-begun Season 5 has its roots in the Republican primaries. No, there weren’t any known vampires running for office—but the policies of Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum were scary enough, says show creator Alan Ball. While watching the primaries, Ball found himself “asking what would it be like to have a theocracy in America—which is way more terrifying than any fictional monster could ever be,” he tells the Wrap.

The most “terrifying” thing about Santorum: “How many people agree with him,” Ball notes. “Our jumping off point was ‘OK, what is a vampire theocracy?’” Read more …

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