HBO Sucks In 'True Blood' Webisodes

HBO will give life to six original webisodes set in True Blood world, premiering today on Yahoo! TV.

Written by True Blood creator Alan Ball, the minisodes star lead cast members from the premium network's vampire skein. Shot on the show's set, the three- to five- minute episodes are expected to reference both past and future storylines, giving the skein's show something to sate their cravings until the third season of True Blood materializes on June 13.

Following its Yahoo! debut, the first episode will become available at and the True Blood Facebook page April 28, and then appear on the network itself May 2, following an encore episode of the series. It will also be available on HBO On Demand, beginning May 3.

"We can't think of a better way to quench fans' thirst for True Blood than to give them six, entirely new minisodes that let them step back into the amazing world created by Alan Ball," said HBO vice president of advertising and promotion Zach Enterlin in a statement. "The minisodes are a perfect way to reward fans of the series while simultaneously exposing new, interested viewers to the show."