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'All Signs of Death' DOA at HBO

HBO is passing on Alan Ball's latest 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.

Of course, HBO has Game of Thrones coming in April, and several other projects are waiting for a series verdict: The Hollywood blogger comedy Tilda; the Judd Apatow-produced comedy Girls (formerly Untitled Lena Dunham) about a group of young women; Justin Theroux and Steve Coogan's comedy about the documentary business, Documental; the Julia Louis-Dreyfus comedy Veep (whose pilot being shot next year).