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“True Blood” Musical Being Developed
The HBO series “True Blood” is entering its final season but that doesn’t mean it is over for good. No, not a movie. A MUSICAL! The news comes from the mouth of composer Nathan Barr who has written the scores for every season the show.
“This was something that I pitched to HBO and [show creator] Alan Ball,” said composer Barr.
According to Barr, the musical will focus on telepath and perpetual death and destruction magnet, Sookie Stackhouse, (portrayed by Anna Paquin in the HBO series). However, Barr is aware that after seven seasons of wild twists and turns it will be difficult to trim the story down to one stage production.
“I think we’re really going to try to return to the roots of the show,” Barr commented.
Stephen Moyer, who portrays Bill Compton in the series opposite Paquin, also revealed that helped Barr put together some samples of the True Blood musical presented to HBO and Ball.
Barr plans to present a workshop version of the musical in about a year from now. He is hopeful that it will make it its way to Broadway but that “there’s no guarantees.” He added, “But I think the direction we’re heading in is really exciting.”