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Fangtastic, A True Blood Reboot is in the Works at HBO

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Watch your neck—news dropped Wednesday that HBO has plans to bring back the hit vampire drama True Blood. This reboot project is still in the early stages of development, but what we do know is that Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is currently attached as an executive producer and writer. Jami O'Brien—creator of AMC's NOS4A2is also slated to write for the pilot, while original showrunner Alan Ball is credited as another executive producer.

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The original series is based on Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire Mysteries novels—though the show's ties to the source material seemed to loosen as the series progressed. As the original run of True Blood concluded as recently as 2014, some fans may be wondering if a reboot is too soon. However, others may be wondering if a new go at the series will mean interesting additions from the source material that were left out of the series the first time around.

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First airing in 2008, True Blood starred Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse, Stephen Moyer as Bill Compton, and Alexander Skarsgård as Eric Northman, alongside other big names. As new as this project is in the pipeline, there's no news on casting just yet. However, Anna Paquin reacted to the reboot news on Twitter, commenting that an article from The Hollywood Reporter was the first she'd heard of it. While that doesn't mean the original cast won't be involved in the reboot in one way or another, it certainly sparks speculation about what's in store.

Are you excited to reenter the world of synthetic blood and steamy love triangles? Or do you think HBO should keep the coffin closed?

Featured promotional photo of "True Blood" via HBO