HBO's hit series True Blood aired its final season in 2014, but HBO executives are planning a new home for the Bon Temps's vamps in the form of a Broadway show. As per The New York Post, there's already been a truly secretive table reading for the True Blood musical, and things are looking great.
True Blood ran on HBO for 7 seasons and portrayed the interaction between humans, vampires, shapeshifters, werewolves and even fairies. Its leading lady, Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), was constantly torn between the ever-sulking vampire Bill (Stephen Moher) and Eric Northman (Alexander Skårsgard), the vampire Viking. Based on the 'Sookie Stackhouse' novels by Charlaine Harris, True Blood was an instant hit and remained so until its last breath. Though Bill never serenaded Sookie on the show, True Blood had love, war, magic and strong characters, making it prime Broadway material.
The writing has been assigned to YA fiction author Elizabeth Scott ('Living Dead Girl'), and The Post even rumors that True Blood's creator and 5-season showrunner Alan Ball might join the venture. Since it'll be a musical, True Blood fans will be glad to know that Nathan Barr, who composed the original score for the TV series, is already on board. And who didn't love that opening theme song?
Since the project is in its early stages, casting is a long way away still, but three actors did take part on a workshop by Pam Mackinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf theater remake) - and they were not in the series original cast. HBO has the reigns of the production, so it's fair to assume that True Blood the Musical might have a better fate than its vampire-related Broadway predecessors (which turned out to be million-dollar fiascos).
There's no date yet for the premiere of True Blood on Broadway, but let's hope we do get to see Sookie and Bill fall in love again some time soon - and with a duet this time around.