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Report: True Blood to Become Musical

Goodbye, Bon Temps. Hello, Broadway?

HBO’s now-cancelled vampire drama True Blood is in the very early stages of becoming a musical, the New York Post reports.

The project — with music by Nathan Barr, who composed the music for the TV series, and book and lyrics by Living Dead Girl author Elizabeth Scott — apparently recently held a hush-hush table read. As such, details are scarce, but per the Post: The musical is set in the same little Louisiana town as the long-running supernatural drama and the script could use a heavy edit; still, the music and the book is “fun.” Also, series creator Alan Ball reportedly has some degree of involvement.

If True Blood makes it to the Great White Way, it’ll likely have an uphill climb. As the Post points out, other fangtastic Broadway shows, including Dance of the Vampires and Lestat, haven’t done very well at the box office

Would you sink your teeth into a True Blood musical? Sound off in the comments!

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  1. Liz says:

    Ahhh, Bill & Sookie… The chemistry between those two was amazing.

  2. this is the best news i have ever heard!!! thank you!!!!!

  3. John says:

    No thanks

  4. Fabricio says:

    If The musical is based on The books we could see more nudity than The HBO show. Also Bubba could show up and sing somthing when he Was alive as a rock and roll Star… People who read The books know that

  5. Gen says:

    Um… NO

  6. B says:

    Interesting. The timing would matter. There has been vampire fatigue lately, but the subject always seems to cycle around again. By the time this actually makes it to the stage, it might draw interest again.

  7. Joey says:

    Can they please just not? Please?

  8. Cory says:

    I’d rather see a musical version of the Sookie books.

  9. Anne says:

    Well, this could actually be a really cool production. The setting bodes well for the stage and man is there musical potential with the South. I hope it gets off the ground, I’d go see it – and I wasn’t that big of a fan of the show

  10. Anna says:


  11. S. from A. says:

    don’t blame it on the vampires! “dance with the vampires” didnt do well on broadway because they butchered the great viennese original. it ran there successfully for years and was brought back to the stage only a few tears ago. the viennese audience demands a lot from everyone on stage and they accepted vampires! so vampires can be successful on the musical stage. it just has to be a good musical

  12. Miss Emma says:

    “including Dance of the Vampires and Lestat, haven’t done very well at the box office.”

    Hm, that’s interesting. Because “Dance of the Vampires” over here, in Germany, is a huge hit and even people who aren’t into musicals that much love it.
    Different continents, different “tastes” – I guess.

  13. Bob says:

    As long as they stay away from the final two seasons, it could be fun.

  14. J says:

    I saw enough of Billith in that travesty they called The Sound of Music live. So not interested.