‘True Blood’ Musical in ‘Very Early Discussions’ at HBO

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Following its series finale later this year, HBO may resurrect “True Blood” as a musical.

The network, which aired the vampire series for seven seasons, confirmed to Variety that it’s in “very early discussions” about the project.

“The story lends itself to a musical,” “True Blood” composer Nathan Barr told E! Online. “The challenge for us is the minute I thought about ‘True Blood: The Musical,’ I myself could kind of groan. I can see the bad version of that. It’s really a matter of finding a way of sort of reinventing it.”

Barr also said he already has a couple of songs ready for the project.

The musical, which he’ll present to the network next year, will revolve around protagonist Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin). Barr didn’t mention whether the original cast will star in the project, but did say that Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton on the drama) helped him put together samples for the pitch.

“We’re pitching it; it’s not a guaranteed thing,” Barr said. “I have the rights. HBO doesn’t have to like it, but hopefully they will, and they’ll give us the shot to make it and bring it to Broadway.”

The seventh and final season of “True Blood” premieres this Sunday.

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  1. Fanged says:

    Speaking of musicals. There’s now a female version of the True Blood theme song “Bad Things”

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