Yes, that’s right! As various supernatural shows continue to become mega-hits among their audiences, HBO might give ‘True Blood’ one more shot with season 8.
Debuted in 2008, the horror fantasy drama series became widely popular with its fans. The 2010s definitely were a time for supernatural drama that involved a lot of vampire loving, teen drama fantasy. From ‘The Originals’, ‘The Vampire Diaries’, ‘Supernatural’ to ‘True Blood’, these shows had their ratings hit through the roof. But what made the latter better than the rest was the show’s ability to push the bar and boycott the standard PG-13 rating that ensnared most pop-culture network hits.
- What was ‘True Blood’ about?
- The possibility of a reboot
- When will season 8 release?
With over 1.44 million viewers tuning in to watch the series premiere, ‘True Blood’ successfully increased and maintained their ratings for seven consecutive seasons. Will this success give HBO and the showrunners an opportunity to reboot the show for season 8? Read on to know more.
What was ‘True Blood’ about?
Based on the “The Southern Vampire Mysteries” novels authored by Charlaine Harris, the series revolved around Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic waitress living in a rural town of Louisiana. It is set two years after the invention of a synthetic blood product, branded “Tru Blood”, that allows vampires to “come out of the coffin” and let their presence be known to mankind. It presents the vampires’ struggle for equal rights and assimilation while anti-vampire organizations begin to gain power.
Matters take a turn for the protagonist when she falls in love with a 173-year-old vampire, with whom she sails through her journey of trial and temptation. The show goes on to introduce other characters like Sam Merlotte, Tara Thornton, Jason Stackhouse, and Eric Northman, among many others.
The show received critical acclaim for focusing on contemporary issues such as discrimination, violence against minorities and homosexuals, and matters of power, drug, religion.
The possibility of a reboot
Fans have always been active in sharing their opinion about their favourite shows. “It’s like a whole different universe that’s filled with vampires, shape-shifters, werewolves, witches, & all kinds of other crazy creatures. But it’s sooooooo goood and addicting!!! There’s never a dull moment in the show EVER, and it will always be one of my favourite shows forever and ever!! I LOVE IT”, expressed a fan.
“This is the ultimate supernatural type show! After one episode I was hooked. I watched it originally when it came out. I’ve rewatched several times since it ended. Missing the characters and show I wish they had made a spin-off”, shared another fan.
In an interview with “Pop Culture”, Sam Trammell aka Sam Merlotte expressed that the chances of a reboot are very unlikely. “I think the biggest problem would be getting everybody back together because it’s such an international cast”, he said. However, he wasn’t all opposed to the idea of a revival. Upon asking whether he would be interested in a spin-off series the actor revealed that he hasn’t seen his co-actors in a very long time and that it would be fun to see them, soon!
When will season 8 release?
Unfortunately, while fans continue to remain optimistic about season 8, no confirmation has been made yet. However, major OTT platforms like HBO Max, Netflix, and Amazon Prime have been known for rebooting shows. So, it is only a matter of time that the series will be revived!
Who was your favourite character from the show? Do you think the series’ ending was justified? What would you want to see happen in season 8? Let us know in the comment section below!