A Dead Reckoning: HBO Rebooting True Blood With Series Creator Alan Ball

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After only six years, HBO is fully invested in rebooting Alan Ball's sexy vampire series, True Blood. The book series by Charlaine Harris was turned into a seven season television program for the cable giant and ran from 2008 to 2014, with later years definitely tapering off in quality. However, the show maintained excellent numbers for the outlet almost all the way through. The original run had 80 episodes and has a loyal following to this very day. Now they plan on rebooting the show with Alan Ball on board as a producer and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Riverdale, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) attached as executive producer. The Hollywood Reporter says the newest incarnation of vampires, werewolves, and shape shifters is in the early stages of development but is seriously going to hit HBO at some point in the future. 

The original show featured Anna Paquin as the main character Sookie Stackhouse, a young waitress that falls in love with a vampire and Stephen Moyer as Bill Compton, her blood sucking boyfriend. The show revolved around their relationship and a world where monsters co-exist but are at constant war with each other. It was one of HBO's biggest hits for nearly its entire run. We're really not shocked that they're trying to do something new with this property. It will be interesting to see how and where they go with it.