There was a time in my life when True Blood was must watch TV. I was obsessed with the characters of Sookie, Eric and Bill and while I admit the last two seasons dipped badly in quality- mostly because of the departure of showrunner Alan Ball, the first few seasons are near perfect for horror, gore, sex and some twists and turns.
The show ended in 2014 and is still fresh in the memory for many fans, but unlike DEXTER which was aired roughly at the same time, the show is not coming back as an unlimited series, but instead as a rebooted and fresh slant on the franchise which has led to rumours of discontent from die-hard fans.
No matter what, HBO are pressing ahead with the idea and Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is at the helm, bringing this to a new generation and while fans were hoping that maybe one or two of the old characters may eventually pop up, HBO’s Max Chief Content Officer Casey Bloys has cast a huge doubt on that happening.
Here is what he said:
It is something I’m mindful of, rebooting material is something we are experiencing across the industry. There is power in that, you are dealing with nostalgia and people’s emotional connection with a show but like with anything, I don’t want to do too many. I think there are original stories to tell, and we don’t want to lose that, so it’s always a balancing act.“
and here is the killer when he was asked how the project is developing:
very early stages, and there are no current plans for original cast members to return
Oh dear. I still think its too soon for a return to this universe, but like as all, we just have to wait and see and judge when True Blood 2.0 is released in the near future.