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A True Blood Reboot Is In The Works

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A True Blood Reboot Is In The Works

One of the most popular vampire drama series might be brought back to life in the near future. True Blood, which wrapped its final season in 2014, is in talks for a reboot on its original network HBO.

In fact, HBO may have had a True Blood revival has been quietly in the works for quite a while, with Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa thought to have joined forces with NOS4A2 creator Jami O'Brien to write the pilot.

A True Blood reboot is in the works at HBO, the same network that aired the original series (Credit: HBO)
A True Blood reboot is in the works at HBO, the same network that aired the original series (Credit: HBO)

Based on a series of novels written by Charlaine Harris titled 'The Southern Vampire Mysteries', True Blood aired for seven seasons on HBO from 2008-2014. During its successful first run, it won a Golden Globe and an Emmy.

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In the series, Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) a telepathic waitress living in the fictional town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, crosses paths with Bill Compton - a vampire with whom she develops an intense, romantic relationship.

Alexander Skarsgård, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Lauren Bowles, Carrie Preston, Chris Bauer, Deborah Ann Woll, Joe Manganiello and the late Nelsan Ellis also starred.

None of the original cast members, including Anna Paquin and Joe Manganiello (pictured) are signed on to star in the reboot (Credit: HBO)
None of the original cast members, including Anna Paquin and Joe Manganiello (pictured) are signed on to star in the reboot (Credit: HBO)

At the moment, none of the original stars are attached to star in the new True Blood series, however, nothing has been confirmed at this stage. Fans will have to wait and see whether the new series will follow the same continuity as the original show, or whether it will be part of its own universe. Alan Ball, the creator of the original series, is attached as an executive producer according to Deadline, so it could go either way.

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True Blood is based on the The Southern Vampire Mysteries novels by Charlaine Harris (Credit: HBO)
True Blood is based on the The Southern Vampire Mysteries novels by Charlaine Harris (Credit: HBO)

TVLine first reported on the True Blood reboot. HBO declined to comment.

While we wait to hear more about the mysterious True Blood reboot, another series from the 2000s is making a return to our screens next year. Gossip Girl started filming last month after production was delayed from its March 2020 start date by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The reboot is set to premiere in 2021.

Featured Image Credit: HBO

Topics: TV and Film, HBO, TV News, Nostalgia

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