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Prancing vampires, werewolves and other supernatural beings? Hmmm.... (A scene from 'True Blood'.)
HBO is said to be working on a project for a musical based on the vampire-themed TV show.
HBO has confirmed to Variety that early discussions were under way for a musical based on True Blood. While the project may only be in its early stages, composer Nathan Barr said he already has a few songs to show HBO.
There is a risk involved, as the musician told E! Online: “The story lends itself to a musical. The challenge for us is the minute I thought about True Blood: The Musical, I myself could kind of groan. I can see the bad version of that. It’s really a matter of finding a way of sort of reinventing it.”
Just like the TV show, adapted from a novel (The Southern Vampire Mysteries), the musical would focus on Sookie Stackhouse, the telepath played by Anna Paquin.
There are no names circulating regarding a possible cast, but according to Barr, actor Stephen Moyer, who plays vampire Bill Compton on the show, has helped him present samples of the project to HBO.
Launched in 2008, True Blood has quickly become one of HBO’s most popular shows. Season Seven starts on June 22 in the US. — AFP Relaxnews
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