“True Blood” Musical in the Works
HBO’s vampire drama is coming to an end, but the legacy of “True Blood” will live on through the magic of the stage.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the hit series is getting its own musical.
“This was something that I pitched to HBO and Alan Ball [show creator],” Nathan Barr, the composer, said. Nathan wrote the instrumental scores for all seven seasons of the “True Blood.”
The musical will revolve around protagonist Sookie Stackhouse, portrayed by Anna Paquin. But after the twists and turns in the series, it is a true challenge to trim down the plot and make it into a two to three hour production.
"I think we're really going to try to return to the roots of the show," the composer commented.
Barr wants to hold a workshop version in a year and stated that he doesn’t want to say that the show is “Broadway bound.”
“There are no guarantees. But I think the direction we’re heading in is really exciting.”
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