True Blood reboot is unlikely to bring back the original cast members in the brand new revival.
When news circulated that a new True Blood TV show was being produced, many viewers wondered whether the original stars of the hit HBO series will be involved, with HBO chief Casey Bloys recently reporting that the show is in the initial stages of production and that there are no intentions to bring back the original cast.
The latest revival comes from Riverdale producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and NOS4A2 head Jami O’Brien and is centered on the South Vampire Mysteries book series by author Charlaine Harris.
It is still currently unclear whether the forthcoming series will be a reinterpretation of the source material and the previous show, or whether it will tackle all-new parts of the incredible universe.
Bloys further explained how the resurrection of True Blood, along with the renaissance of Sex and the City and Game of Thrones franchises, gained the most interest of viewers, despite the network providing a variety of other original shows.
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Speaking during a Television Critics Association event, per, the Chief Content Officer of HBO and HBO Max said:
It is something I’m mindful of, rebooting material is something we are experiencing across the industry.
There is power in that, you are dealing with nostalgia and people’s emotional connection with a show but like with anything, I don’t want to do too many. I think there are original stories to tell, and we don’t want to lose that, so it’s always a balancing act.
Anna Paquin who featured as Sookie Stackhouse in the iconic fantasy horror drama, recently gave her best wishes to the upcoming True Blood reboot, while also acknowledging she is unlikely to make a return with the original cast.
Pacquin told Collider,
We do live in an era of entertainment where the reboot and the sequel have become a currency. So, is it time? I don’t know
That’s really not my department. It was some of the best years of my life, but I don’t think them continuing to tell those stories or continuing in that world really has anything to do with the thing that we created. That’s its own special little entity that was ours and came with a whole family of cast and crew who are still in touch. We had a Cinco de Mayo lockdown Zoom with our cast and crew, and there were 75 people. We actually all are a family who has stayed in touch, and not just the actors. These are our people.
The actress continued,
So, I wish them well. I don’t know if they need us for anything. Aren’t we all too old now? But it’s a fun world. It’s a supernatural world with endless possibilities. Of course, there’s room to do more and to tell more stories within that universe. We don’t own it.
Watch this space for new details on the upcoming True Blood reboot on HBO Max.
Last modified: February 13, 2021