Rumors of a True Blood reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Thursday (July 9) as reports claimed that HBO confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 10/07/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 11 years since True Blood first aired?! (11 years, 10 months, 3 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did True Blood end?
When True Blood came to an end after 6 years in August 2014, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård), Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a True Blood reunion disappoint people?
True Blood aired from 2008-2014 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Paquin said she's not sure if True Blood would work today. “I don't want to see old Sookie Stackhouse,” she told a journalist (Paquin turned 37 in July). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” she added.
Still hoping for a True Blood movie?
In a recent interview, Chris Bauer (who played Andy Bellefleur between 2008 and 2014) said he can't imagine a True Blood reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Mehcad Brooks (who played Eggs between 2008 and 2010) has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a True Blood movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a True Blood film, Lizzy Caplan stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a True Blood reboot?
Recasting True Blood for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a True Blood reunion, a True Blood movie, or a True Blood reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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