True Blood the Musical? It Could Happen

6.18.2014

By Stacy Lambe

Show composer Nathan Barr pitched the idea to HBO

As True Blood draws its final drops of blood, the cast and crew are already looking at what's next for them. For Joe Manganiello, it's going behind the scenes as director of the stripper documentary, La Bare. Show creator Alan Ball is now working on the new Cinemax series, Banshee.

But for True Blood composer and Out100 honoree, Nathan Barr, life my still exist in Bon Temps. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Barr revealed that he pitched the idea of a musical built around the HBO series. 

"This was something that I pitched to HBO and [show creator] Alan Ball," says Barr. "I think we're really going to try to return to the roots of the show."

Barr revealed the story would still revolve around Sookie Stackhouse, the central character of long-running series, and that Stephen Moyer (who plays Bill Compton) helped the composer create song samples. 

Outside of a formal presentation to the studio, nothing official is in the works. But it's certainly an exciting prospect to look forward to.

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