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Old 12-09-20, 11:04 AM
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True Blood reboot in development at HBO

A “True Blood” reboot is in the early development stages at HBO, Variety has confirmed with sources.

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Jami O’Brien are attached to write the script and executive produce, with original series creator and showrunner Alan Ball also attached to executive produce. At this time, none of the show’s original cast is attached to return.

Reps for HBO declined to comment.

The original “True Blood” is based on “The Southern Vampire Mysteries” novel series by Charlaine Harris. It debuted on HBO in 2008 and ran for seven seasons until 2014. Ball was the showrunner on five of the seven seasons. The series took place in a world in which vampires live among humans after the creation of a synthetic blood substitute that allowed vampires to stop hunting humans for food. There were also a myriad of other fantasy creatures in the show, including werewolves and witches.
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Old 12-09-20, 11:38 AM
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I tried to like the original version but couldn’t get into it. I was interested because I liked Six Feet Under, which was also an Alan Ball show on HBO. True Blood just wasn’t my thing though.
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True Blood was great. There's no reason for this.
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So we're about 18 months out from them announcing a reboot of Game of Thrones?
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So we're about 18 months out from them announcing a reboot of Game of Thrones?
Already done. A prequel is in production.

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True Blood was great. There's no reason for this.
For about 2 or 3 seasons. Then it went off the rails.
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I really wish they'd reboot that Spawn animated show like they've said they were going to do for years now.
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For about 2 or 3 seasons. Then it went off the rails.
I watched it through the end, but I agree with you.

Seems ridiculous to reboot a series that's only 6 years old. Get some original ideas, FFS.
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Maybe they're going to stay closer to the source material this time?
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True Blood was fantastic through it's whole run imo, but this reboot is entirely unneeded.
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Re: True Blood reboot in development at HBO

Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
For about 2 or 3 seasons. Then it went off the rails.
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I watched it through the end, but I agree with you.

Seems ridiculous to reboot a series that's only 6 years old. Get some original ideas, FFS.
I agree with both of you. I liked the first two seasons but always kept hoping for more from it. Then it just got progressively sillier. It was pretty bad by the end. I guess a reboot couldn't end much worse.
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Re: True Blood reboot in development at HBO

My guess is this is just another case of the word reboot being used incorrectly. We need to accept that Hollywood doesn't understand the term. This will no doubt be a continuation of the original series, but with a new cast and a few familiar faces popping up regularly.
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My guess is this is just another case of the word reboot being used incorrectly. We need to accept that Hollywood doesn't understand the term. This will no doubt be a continuation of the original series, but with a new cast and a few familiar faces popping up regularly.
Yeah, they tend to throw the term "reboot" around without any regard to what it means.

Generally, a "reboot" is a complete overhaul of an existing property, starting it over from scratch, like the SyFy Battlestar Galactica tv series. Whereas something like 2005's Doctor Who was a continuation, and not remake or reboot or reimagining.
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I tried to like the original version but couldn’t get into it. I was interested because I liked Six Feet Under, which was also an Alan Ball show on HBO. True Blood just wasn’t my thing though.
THANK YOU!!! Felt the same. I loved "Six Feet Under", so I was anxious to see "True Blood". But it bored me to tears. And thought the writing was terrible.
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THANK YOU!!! Felt the same. I loved "Six Feet Under", so I was anxious to see "True Blood". But it bored me to tears. And thought the writing was terrible.
Me as well.
Not a fan of the genre at all, but found the first season to be decent. And then while watching the second season it dug deeper into the genre and its weirdness and I was done watching. I knew what I was getting into before I started - but only gave it a shot because of SFU.

I guess most SFU fans while watching TB felt the same way most The Wire fans felt like years later when watching Treme.
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
Yeah, they tend to throw the term "reboot" around without any regard to what it means.

Generally, a "reboot" is a complete overhaul of an existing property, starting it over from scratch, like the SyFy Battlestar Galactica tv series. Whereas something like 2005's Doctor Who was a continuation, and not remake or reboot or reimagining.
They need to use “restart.”
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I guess most SFU fans while watching TB felt the same way most The Wire fans felt like years later when watching Treme.
I've never heard a more accurate comparisons. Was so excited for Treme...
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I've never heard a more accurate comparisons. Was so excited for Treme...
I still want to go back and watch the whole series. I remember watching the first few episodes and feeling like, "I really should like this show more."
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Originally Posted by spainlinx0 View Post
I still want to go back and watch the whole series. I remember watching the first few episodes and feeling like, "I really should like this show more."
At the start of working from home, Treme was one of the first shows I did a binge of. It was worth it.
I could not get through it week to week when it aired.

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