The fangs are coming out once again on True Blood.
HBO been developing a new iteration of vampire drama series True Blood, which was quite the ratings hit for the cabler, running for seven seasons from 2008 to 2014 and at one point becoming the most-watched HBO series since The Sopranos.
TVLine is reporting that Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, creator of Riverdale and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, is on board as executive producer and will be co-writing the pilot episode with fellow EP Jami O’Brien (Hell on Wheels, Fear the Walking Dead). Alan Ball, creator of the original True Blood series and showrunner during the first five seasons, is also attached as executive producer.
An adaptation of the Southern Vampire Mysteries novels by Charlaine Harris, True Blood told of telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse (played by Anna Paquin, who earned a Golden Globe for her performance in the first season) and what unfolds when she meets the mysterious Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), a southern Louisiana gentleman and vampire. The cast included Alexander Skarsgård, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Lauren Bowles, Deborah Ann Woll, Joe Manganiello, Nelsan Ellis, Carrie Preston and Chris Bauer. While the series was met with critical acclaim during its first five seasons (ranging from 61% to 95% on Rotten Tomatoes), that dwindled with the last two (47% and 42%).
Aguirre-Sacasa is also attached to spearhead another television reboot: Pretty Little Liars.