TV: ‘True Blood’ Creator’s ‘All Signs of Death’ Goes DOA at HBO

Some brief disappointing news as HBO is passing on Alan Ball’s latest genre drama project, “All Signs of Death.” The Ball-directed pilot was based on Charlie Huston’s noir novel, “The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death,” about a slacker who joins a crime scene clean-up crew. HBO has decided to not opt for a series greenlight, which should also keep Ball focued on his hit “True Blood.” It’s a bummer to see a genre project go kaput, especially on the heels of something as successful as “True Blood.”