The popular TV series True Blood is getting a reboot at HBO. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Riverdale and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) and Jami O’Brien (Fear The Walking Dead) are set to executive produce and write the pilot script.
The original True Blood series ran on HBO for seven seasons from 2008-2014 and was based on “The Southern Vampire Mysteries” series by Christina Harris. The show led viewers into a world where vampires lives among humans after the creation of a synthetic blood substitute that allowed vampires to stop hunting humans for food, as well as containing other supernatural creatures.
True Blood Is Being Rebooted
Original showrunner and executive producer Alan Ball is also attached to the reboot. The cast of the 2007 series included Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgaard, Joe Manganiello, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, and Rutina Wesley. Sacasa is also overseeing a Pretty Little Liars reboot as part of his deal with HBO.
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Original series star Anna Paquin responded to the reboot news saying she was “not mad” in response to fans asking her on Twitter. Last year, she described her time on the show as “one of the best experiences of my entire life”. No actors have been announced for the new series as of this writing.
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Source: Vanity Fair