It may not be a true death for HBO’s “True Blood” when it wraps with the upcoming seventh season. Apparently, HBO is in very early talks for a musical inspired by the show.
“True Blood” composer Nathan Barr is developing the stage show.
“True Blood” leading man Stephen Moyer also said that he lent his voice to some samples of the musical for the presentation to HBO and series co-creator Alan Ball. Moyer starred on last winter’s live “Sound of Music” on NBC.
“I think we’re really going to try to return to the roots of the show,” Barr said of the proposed vampire musical, which will focus on the show’s main female character, Sookie, played by Anna Paquin on the HBO series.
An individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap that the play is in very early talks at HBO.
Barr, who wants to present a workshop version of the musical in a year, also managed expectations that the musical will actually happen.
“There’s no guarantees,” the composer said. “But I think the direction we’re heading in is really exciting.”
This, of course, isn’t the first possible musical based on beloved and cult TV shows. In recent years, “Pushing Daisies,” “Scrubs” and “Glee” have been reportedly en route to musical adaptations.