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A True Blood Reboot Is In The Works

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A True Blood Reboot Is In The Works

HBO is reportedly rebooting the True Blood TV series for a new audience.

The Hollywood Reporter claims the network has teamed up with the original showrunner for the series, Alan Ball, and they will be reviving the plot.

Ball will executive produce the new series and the writing will be handed over to Riverdale and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

He will be working with NOS4A2′s Jami O'Brien on how the show will weave in the characters and how the adventures play out.

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HBO hasn't commented whether the report is true and none of the stars from the original, like Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer or Alexander Skarsgard, have revealed if they are on board with the reboot.

True Blood was first launched in 2008 and ran for seven seasons.

It revolved around Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), a telepathic waitress living in the fictional rural town of Bon Temps, Louisiana.

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In this world, a synthetic blood product called 'Tru Blood' allowed vampires to 'come out of the coffin' and reveal themselves to regular people. They campaigned for equal rights, battled anti-vampire organisations and there are some steamy sex scenes to boot.

There were 80 episodes that played out between 2008 to 2014 and the ending fits in the category of TV shows that left audiences wanting more.

The finale season has an audience score of 46 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes (much lower than the average for the show of 72 per cent), with the Critics Consensus saying: "Despite the promise of an appropriately shocking series finale, True Blood is mostly content to limp along on familiar plot points."

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Credit: HBO
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There was a similar theme running through a lot of the critical reviews.

Media Life's Tom Conroy wrote: "Although the series could have continued - maybe by introducing zombies or mummies - True Blood had nowhere to go but in circles. It was time to put a stake in it."

Neal Justin from the Minneapolis Star Tribune added: "Someone should have put a stake in this show years ago."

AV Club's Carrie Raisler said: "This is a show so stuck in a quagmire of nonsense that it introduced a ridiculous six-month time jump in last season's finale to get out of the nonsense - and yet when the show picks up here, it becomes clear it is still stuck in a quagmire of nonsense."

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Maybe this reboot will give the fans the ending they've wanted since 2014.

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Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film

Stewart Perrie
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