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True Blood: The Musical Could Actually Be a Thing You Get to See

The hit HBO show's composer Nathan Barr told the AP he's already pitched a musical idea to HBO, True Blood creators

True Blood may be ending for good after Season 7 wraps this year, but the hit HBO series may live on still–as a musical.

Composer Nathan Barr, who has scored Alan Ball’s campy, supernatural swamp-drama, said he pitched Ball with the idea for True Blood: The Musical, which would be centered on the show’s protagonist, Sookie Stackhouse (currently portrayed by Anna Paquin). The Associated Press reported that Stephen Moyer, who plays Sookie’s love interest, vampire Bill Compton, is already on board.

And Barr could present a workshop version as early as next year. Barr said the musical will get back to the roots of the hit show about a small-town southern faerie waitress whose life is packed with vampires, werewolves and other nefarious creatures. The show is based on the books by Charlaine Harris.

“There’s no guarantees,” Barr told the AP at Tuesday night’s Hollywood premiere for the final season. “But I think the direction we’re heading in is really exciting.”

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