We've certainly had a vampire resurgence this year, with the revival of the Twilight series gracing so many of our screens, and it's not over yet. Another vampire cult-classic, True Blood is due for a reboot, and it has been confirmed that a reboot is exactly what we'll be getting.
To be quite honest, there is really not much to go off so far. What we do know, is that Robert Aguirre-Sacasa (Riverdale, Supergirl and Glee) and Jami O’Brien (Fear The Walking Dead) are writing and executive producing the reboot, alongside the OG creator and showrunner Alan Ball, who will also work as an executive producer. The cast is unconfirmed, but what is confirmed, is that none of the original cast members are set to return.
What we can expect from the reboot, is a slew of horny, hot vampires, highly risqué sex scenes, and a narrative of mythical beings who are able to live amongst humans because of the discovery of a synthetic blood substitute that saves the vamps from having to head out to murder someone every day. So fun, so hot. We don't have a release date yet, let alone confirmed cast members, but we are hoping for it to surface sometime in 2021.
For those who are unfamiliar with the True Blood original series, the show ran for seven seasons between 2008 and 2014, and was based on author Charlaine Harris' book series titled The Southern Vampire Mysteries. Not sure how many people have actually come to read said books, but they have certainly been lurking on super-fans lists for some time. Not quite the same as the Harry Potter effect, or even the Twilight effect, for that matter. All we have to say is, let's keep the vampire fire alive in the year ahead. We deserve some fantasy.