8:39am PT by Rick Porter
'True Blood' Reboot in the Works at HBO
HBO is eyeing a return to Bon Temps.
WarnerMedia's premium cable outlet is in the early stages of developing a new version of its series True Blood, with Riverdale and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa at the helm. Alan Ball, the creator of the original series, is also on board as an executive producer.
HBO declined comment.
True Blood, based on a series of novels by Charlaine Harris, debuted on HBO in 2008 and ran for seven seasons. It was set in a world where the development of a synthetic blood allowed vampires to announce their presence to the world, with a host of them residing in the town of Bon Temps, Louisiana.
Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer headed the cast, which also featured Sam Trammell, Rutina Wesley, Ryan Kwanten, Nelsan Ellis, Chris Bauer, Carrie Preston, Alexander Skarsgard, Joe Manganiello and Kristin Bauer van Straten.
The series was a hit for HBO, peaking at nearly 5 million same-day viewers per episode in its third and fourth seasons.
Aguirre-Sacasa is set to write a pilot for the new version with Jami O'Brien (AMC's NOS4A2). The duo will executive produce with Ball.
Aguirre-Sacasa, who has an overall deal at True Blood producer Warner Bros. TV, is also shepherding a reboot of Pretty Little Liars at HBO Max in addition to overseeing The CW's Riverdale, which begins its fifth season in January.
TVLine first reported the news.