It was announced back in December that HBO and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (“Riverdale,” “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”) are developing a reboot of the vampire series “True Blood,” which was based on the novels by Charlaine Harris and created by Alan Ball. The series aired between 2008 and 2014, officially coming to an end after seven seasons and 80 episodes.
The original series starred Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse, a waitress whose life is forever changed when she falls in love with Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), a vampire. Asked for her thoughts on the upcoming reboot in a new chat with Collider, Paquin indicated that she was as surprised by the announcement as we were, and she wishes the new team well.
Paquin told the site, “Charlaine Harris didn’t even know it was happening. Everybody’s phones were blowing up. Cast and crew, by the way, were like, ‘Oh my God, your show is getting picked back up!’ and we were all like, ‘Huh? What?’”
“We do live in an era of entertainment where the reboot and the sequel have become a currency. So, is it time? I don’t know,” the actress continued. “That’s really not my department. It was some of the best years of my life, but I don’t think them continuing to tell those stories or continuing in that world really has anything to do with the thing that we created. That’s its own special little entity that was ours and came with a whole family of cast and crew who are still in touch. We had a Cinco de Mayo lockdown Zoom with our cast and crew, and there were 75 people. We actually all are a family who has stayed in touch, and not just the actors. These are our people.”
Paquin added, “So, I wish them well. I don’t know if they need us for anything. Aren’t we all too old now? But it’s a fun world. It’s a supernatural world with endless possibilities. Of course, there’s room to do more and to tell more stories within that universe. We don’t own it.”
The reboot is said to be in the very early stages, and at this time we don’t know if it will essentially remake the series with the same characters or tell new stories entirely.
Perhaps it will even bring some beloved favorites back into the mix…