As if you needed further proof that vampires were well and truly trending in 2020, this is it—HBO has revealed they’re rebooting cult classic True Blood. That’s right, the vamps are coming outta their coffins.
For those who have been living under a rock, or in a coffin (ok, we’ll stop), the OG series was based off the novel The Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris. It followed Sookie (Anna Paquin), a mortal who lived in a small southern town in relative harmony with vampires thanks to a synthetic blood substitute that stopped them from eating humans—most of the time. There were of course a few bad eggs, AKA Alexander Skarsgård’s naughty vamp Eric Northman, as well as a handful of werewolves and witches. The show earned a cult following running for an impressive seven seasons.
Back to the reboot. While details are thin on the ground, we do know that original series creator and showrunner Alan Ball is set to executive produce, so you can expect spine-tingling, edge-of-your-set thrills, mixed in with all the drama and romance you came to know and love in True Blood. Sadly however, none of the OG cast have confirmed their involvement… yet.
The show will be in good hands though, with Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa—who was behind Riverdale and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina—and Jami O’Brien (Fear the Walking Dead) penning the script.
We’ll keep you posted on details as they come to light.
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