The vampire musical genre, which encompasses such gems as Dance of the Vampires, Lestat and Dracula, may be getting another entry. A musical version of True Blood, HBO’s popular Alan Ball’s popular series about telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse and the denizens (bloodsucking and otherwise) of Bon Temps, Louisiana, is being planned, according to the U.K.’s Telegraph newspaper.
"This was something that I pitched to HBO and Alan Ball,” composer Nathan Barr, who has scored all seven seasons of the series, told The Telegraph. "I think we're really going to try to return to the roots of the show." Barr is looking to present a workshop of the musical in 2015.
Apparently, True Blood star Stephen Moyer, who played Captain von Trapp opposite Carrie Underwood on NBC's live telecast of The Sound of Music last year, is in on the project. The Telegraph reports that Moyer assisted Barr in putting together samples of the musical presentation.
True Blood, which is jam-packed with stage stars, begins its final season on HBO on June 22.
So what do you think? Are you juiced for a musical version of True Blood, or do you think the idea sucks? Tell us!