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True Blood reboot in early stages of development at HB

True Blood reboot in early stages of development at HBO… with the creator of Riverdale set to pen script

True Blood can get excited for something new to sink their teeth into.

A reboot of the supernatural series is in the early stages of development at HBO, according to Variety.

True Blood originally ran for seven seasons from 2008 to 2014, starring Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgård, Joe Manganiello, and Stephen Moyer.  

Back from the dead: A True Blood reboot is in the works at HBO

As of now none of the original cast is attached to make a return.

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Jami O’Brien are set to write the script. They will also executive produce along with original series creator and showrunner Alan Ball.

Aguirre-Sacasa is known for playing with dark themes, as the man behind the Archie Comics adaptation Riverdale. 

Additionally, he’s worked on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Katy Keene, Supergirl, and Glee. 

Aguirre-Sacasa is teaming up with HBO on another supernatural drama called The Shelley Society, which is set for the streaming service HBO Max.

O’Brien created, executive produced and served as showrunner on the AMC series NOS4A2, based on a Joe Hill novel of the same name. 

Behind the scenes: Riverdale creator Roberto Auirre-Sacasa (above 2018) and NOS4A2's Jami O’Brien are set to write the script and executive produce

In charge: O’Brien recently created, executive produced and served as showrunner on the AMC series NOS4A2, based on a Joe Hill novel of the same name. She's seen in 2019 above

Behind the scenes: Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (left) and NOS4A2’s Jami O’Brien  (right) are set to write the script and executive produce

Southern charm: The original True Blood - based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries novel series by Charlaine Harris - took place in a world where vampires and humans were able to co-exist because of the invention of a synthetic blood

Southern charm: The original True Blood – based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries novel series by Charlaine Harris – took place in a world where vampires and humans were able to co-exist because of the invention of a synthetic blood

Her other credits include Fear the Walking Dead, Hell on Wheels, and Da Vinci’s Demons. 

O’Brien and Aguirre-Sacasa both worked on the HBO series Big Love at the same time in 2011.

The original True Blood – based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries novel series by Charlaine Harris – took place in a world where vampires and humans were able to co-exist because of the invention of a synthetic blood. 

The series followed the adventures of telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Pacquin), who encounters werewolves, fairies, witches and more through the series.

Magic: The series followed the adventures of telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Pacquin), who encounters werewolves, fairies, witches and more through the series

Magic: The series followed the adventures of telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Pacquin), who encounters werewolves, fairies, witches and more through the series

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