What if we say ‘True Blood’ reboots this 2020 with season 8 and will bring more scarier stories?
Are you ready to get another bite of ‘True Blood’ in season 8 this 2020? Those who weren’t even into vampire shows got hooked to the HBO series and were fixated till 2014 when the show ended abruptly. Fans’ constant campaigning has compelled Alan Ball (writer and producer) to change his decision. Let’s find out whether the news of ‘True Blood’ reboot this year is true or a bluff played on social media.
- Amazing reasons why fans can’t get enough of ‘True Blood’
- ‘True Blood’: Why was it killed off?
- Truth or myth: The ‘True Blood’ season 8 reboot news?
Amazing reasons why fans can’t get enough of ‘True Blood’
Many fans have mentioned in their review of the series that they were not a vampire person but ‘True Blood’ made them change their mind. They used to mock people who were hooked to emotional vampire dramas like ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’. But when they watched ‘True Blood’, especially the episode where Sookie Stackhouse’s eyes meet Bill Compton’s, they couldn’t take their eyes off the screens.
Another reason for loving ‘True Blood’ is the location. Bon Temps, according to people, is a smashing place for a vacation. Fans want to somehow land in that place and soak in the ‘True Blood’. Season 8 might redeem the same interest in that place.
Alan Ball chivvies away from neat linear plot structures. On ‘True Blood’, death isn’t strictly followed by mourning, one night stands do not cause awkwardness, and murder doesn’t bring about a media stampede. Just because Sookie may be cruising close to losing her virginity to a vampire, it doesn’t mean she’s Bill’s eternally.
Sookie and Bill have an on-again, off-again kind of love. ‘True Blood’ is a progressive way of vampire tale-telling. And people love it for what it is. These and several other amazing reasons make ‘True Blood’ so special for fans and season 8 worth a wait.
‘True Blood’: Why was it killed off?
‘True Blood’ held up surprisingly well till the last season – in particular, the huge massacre at Vamp Camp and the clever use of a time-jump in the season 6 finale. It was a much-needed victory lap, following a disastrous season 5, which suffered in several areas.
Some fans also disliked how the show deviated from the original Sookie Stackhouse books. Though the creator Alan Ball artfully balanced source material with the need for it to work as a TV show. He let Lafayette live at the end of season 1, even though the character is killed off in the novel.
By the end of season 5, it felt like Ball had run out of ideas and didn’t know what to do next, picking up and dropping confusing plotlines. And then he stepped down as showrunner before season 6 began.
‘True Blood’ called it curtains with season 7 not because ratings were falling, but because they did not have anything more to say through these characters. All the deadwood swept away in the last season so that the show will no longer have to juggle with its many unconnected strands.
It ended on a high – even after its numerous lows. It was the best option than staggering limply towards the true death.
Truth or myth: ‘True Blood’ season 8 reboot news?
Rumours have it that Alan Bell has made up his mind to redeem the cult vampire drama. We are not sure whether he will bring the members of the old cast on ‘True Blood’ Season 8. The possibility of it is minimum because most of the old cast is now working on other important projects.
It would be interesting to see who gets to play the new Sookie Stackhouse and other characters. Many Hollywood biggies have tried to be a part of the show earlier. We can expect a lot of stars showing interest in playing characters in ‘True Blood’ Season 8.
Before that, we need to wait for the official information from HBO or Alan Bell. Until then the news of the reboot is just a beautiful rumour.
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