Fangtastic news, True Blood fans — a reboot of the hit vampire series is reportedly in the works at HBO. Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is developing a True Blood reboot for the network with NOS4A2‘s Jami O’Brien and series creator Alan Ball, who is attached to the project as executive producer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
News of the True Blood reboot, which is currently in the early stages, comes six years after the series ended with Season 7 in 2014. The original show, which premiered on HBO in 2008, is based on Charlaine Harris’ “The Southern Vampire Mysteries” novel and follows vampires who live in a world with humans, but don’t prey on them for their blood thanks to a synthetic blood substitute.
The True Blood cast includes Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgård, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Lauren Bowles, Carrie Preston, Chris Bauer, Deborah Ann Woll, Joe Manganiello and Nelsan Ellis. While news about the reboot is being kept under wraps, so far none of the original cast members are confirmed to return for Aguirre-Sacasa’s new series.
Aguirre-Sacasa, who is also behind the recently canceled series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Katy Keene, is keeping busy with another project in the works. Earlier this fall, it was announced that he would be rebooting another hit series, Pretty Little Liars. Aguirre-Sacasa’s PLL series, titled Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, is expected to premiere on HBO Max and feature a brand-new story with fresh characters.
With his True Blood reboot and PLL series, Aguirre-Sacasa is returning to his home on HBO, where he worked as a writer for the series Big Love and Looking. And we can expect to see even more from Aguirre-Sacasa on HBO Max, where his series The Shelley Society is also set to premiere.
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