HBO vampire series True Blood to be immortalised as a Broadway musical

The HBO gothic vampire drama ended in 2014

Jacob Stolworthy@Jacob_Stol
Wednesday 06 July 2016 09:21

Over the course of seven seasons, HBO series True Blood set itself apart as a television series with a flair for theatricality.

It's none too surprising then to learn that a musical continuation is in the early stages of development.

Little is known about the planned stage adaptation, although TV Line reports that composer Nathan Barr will return to provide the music that'll be accompanied by Living Dead Girl novelist Elizabeth Scott's lyrics.

It is unknown whether characters from the show - led by Anna Paquin's protagonist Sookie Stackhouse - will appear in the musical although the thought of seeing vampires Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård) battling for Stackhouse's attentions through song does seem fairly entertaining.

Set in the fictional Louisianan town of Bon Temps, True Blood's world was one which sees vampires inducted into civilization by the production of synthetic blood stripping them with the need to feed on humans.

The series, which ran from 2008 to 2014, co-stars Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette Reynolds), Rutina Wesley (Tara Thornton) and Denis O'Hare as the powerful vampire king of Mississippi, Russell Edgington. Created by Alan Ball (Six Feet Under), it is based on Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire Mysteries collection.

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