An updated version of “True Blood” is currently in the works at HBO with “Riverdale” creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa heading up the project…
It appears we will be hearing a whole lot more about “Sookie!” in the near future.
An updated reboot of the horror series “True Blood” is currently in the works at HBO with “Riverdale” creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa on board as executive producer. He is also expected to write the pilot episode alongside Jami O’Brien, who most recently served as the showrunner behind the AMC series “NOS4A2,” which was cancelled after two seasons.
Original “True Blood” showrunner Alan Ball is also expected to return as an executive producer on the series.
Based on the “Southern Vampire Mystery” novels by author Charlaine Harris, “True Blood” ran for seven seasons between 2008 and 2014. The show centered around a mind-reading waitress named Sookie Stackhouse and her ever evolving relationship with a group of vampires after the supernatural group came out of the casket and exposed themselves to the rest of the world. Sookie’s adventures typically involved her interactions with two main vampires — Bill Compton, who was her main love interest for the majority of the series, and Eric Northman, a powerful vampire who was over 1,000 years old.
“True Blood” starred Anna Paquin as Sookie, Stephen Moyer as Bill, Alexander Skarsgård as Eric, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Lauren Bowles, Carrie Preston, Chris Bauer, Deborah Ann Woll and Joe Manganiello as well as the late Nelsan Ellis, who sadly passed in 2017.
There’s been no real details revealed about this updated “True Blood” series — will at least part of the original cast return or is this a completely updated version of the story? There are a lot of questions and not many answers at this time.
What we know for certain is HBO is looking to revamp (no pun intended) the passion for “True Blood” after the original series was one of the highest rated shows on the network after it first debuted in 2008.
H/T: TV Line