True Blood reboot from Riverdale boss in the works at HBO

True Blood. Photograph by Courtesy of HBO
True Blood. Photograph by Courtesy of HBO /

A True Blood reboot from Riverdale boss Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is in the works from HBO, and Alan Ball is set to return.

According to a new exclusive from TVLine, a True Blood reboot might officially be in development at HBO. The seven-season vampire drama dominated summer television with its campy, bloody, sexy fun for years before it fell from grace in its later seasons. Still, the series has a vocal fanbase, and many people would like to see the show get a chance to redeem itself (myself included).

What makes me a little more hesitant is the involvement of Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. While I do enjoy Riverdale, I don’t think anyone can argue that it’s prestige television. That said, it does share some of the same over-the-top ingredients that True Blood made so popular, so it could be a match made in heaven. I also do like Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and that show is, overall, more cohesive than the CW drama, so I remain tentatively hopeful for what this True Blood reboot could look like.

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Regardless of what anyone thinks about Aguirre-Sacasa, he appears to be a hot commodity right now. It was recently announced that he would be working on a Pretty Little Liars reboot at HBO Max, too, so at the very least, his relationship with Warner Brothers is going strong.

Per TVLine, he won’t be working alone on the project either. While he is attached as an executive producer on this potential new iteration of the Charlaine Harris book series adaptation, he’ll be joined by NOS4A2 creator Jami O’Brien to co-write the pilot. O’Brien would also serve as an EP.

Additionally, the original True Blood (and Six Feet Under) creator Alan Ball, who remained the showrunner for five seasons of the show, is set to return as an executive producer as well.

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All seven seasons of True Blood are currently available to stream on HBO and HBO Max.