Rebecca S., Here…
With the final season of the HBO hit “True Blood” kicking off on June 22, Trubie’s may find something new to sing about. Apparently, HBO is in very early talks for a stage musical inspired by the show, which will be developed by “True Blood” composer Nathan Barr.
“This was something that I pitched to HBO and show creator Alan Ball,” said Barr told the Associated Press. Stephen Moyer, who plays Vampire Bill Compton said that he lent his voice for some samples of the musical to Ball and the execs. Moyer is no stranger to musicals as he was on the live ‘Sound of Music‘ event on NBC as well as playing Billy Flynn in a three-night run of ‘Chicago‘.
“I think we’re really going to try to return to the roots of the show,” Barr said in a statement that also revealed that the story will focus on Sookie, played by Anna Paquin.
Barr, who wants to present a workshop version of the musical in a year, also managed expectations that the musical will actually happen. “There’s no guarantees,” the composer said. “But I think the direction we’re heading in is really exciting.”
This is not the first time a musical version of a favorite T.V. show has been rumored- I’m still keeping my fingers crossed for the “Scrubs” musical that was (re)announced back in February.