Ever since True Blood came to an end in 2014, the show has left its viewers with only one request: HBO should reboot it.
Isn’t it ironic that fans don’t want a show about immortality to end? The fantasy horror drama series was created by Oscar-winner Alan Ball, and had seven successful seasons, from 2008 to 2014. Originally based on Charlaine Harris’s best-selling series of novels titled The Southern Vampire Mysteries, the show was popular among adults. With Hollywood’s reboot trend making rounds, we won’t be surprised if HBO decided to reboot True Blood. Fans have been hoping that the network will bring the show back ever since it ended six years ago. There’s potential for the show’s reboot to be a bigger hit because it can gather its storyline from the books.
- Why fans love True Blood
- True Blood was cancelled because the writers ran out of ideas
- HBO should reboot True Blood and give the show a new ending
Keep reading to learn about the show, its popularity, and some plot ideas for when HBO decides to reboot True Blood.
Why fans love True Blood
HBO’s True Blood is to adults what Twilight and The Vampire Diaries is to teenagers.
The show premiered in the late 2000s, at a time when the popularity of the vampire genre was at its peak. The Twilight films spearheaded the genre of vampire fiction and are often credited for the success of True Blood.
True Blood was specifically created with an adult target audience in mind, and that reflected in its premise. The show was full of supernatural elements and beings like faeries and werewolves and vampires. It explored social issues like the struggle for equal rights, with the division between humans and vampires. It also portrayed bigotry against minorities and the importance of family, along with the quest for one’s identity.
It had drama and romance, several themes of gore and violence, but it never strayed away from addressing important issues. So, when the show-runners decided to cancel True Blood after its sixth season, fans were surprised. The viewership was high as ever and fans were thoroughly invested in the show. So why was it cancelled?
True Blood was cancelled because the writer ran out of ideas
Millions of viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Sookie Stackhouse, Eric Northman, Bill Compton, and other True Blood characters. When the series had started to premiere, it wasn’t as big a hit as it was at the end.
The show started off with an average viewership that grew eventually, just like Sookie and Bill’s relationship. Fans were glad that this wasn’t another vampire-human, cross-species love story, but tackled the problems we face in the 21st century. True Blood could have gone on forever and adapted its plot from the books, but the makers cancelled it instead.
The team behind the popular series felt like the storytelling was hitting a wall. Instead of renewing the show just because ratings were strong, they hoped to dedicate their time to other shows. We presume they were hinting at Game Of Thrones, which held the same Sunday night spot as True Blood did. The series had a respectable seven-season run, but since it ended, fans have been itching to see a reunion.
HBO should reboot True Blood and give the show a new ending
With the show-runners being replaced during the last few seasons, True Blood lacked steady leadership. The storylines got more and more convoluted with the addition of other supernatural beings, and Bill became an antagonist. The finale had a mostly happy ending if we ignore how Bill coerced Sookie into staking him.
If HBO decides to reboot True Blood, we’d love to see Sookie end up with Sam like in the books.
The show took a lot of artistic licenses to introduce new characters and storylines that never existed in the novels. Even if the show returns for just a reunion episode, we’d love to hear about an alternate ending. Sookie Stackhouse deserved a better life and it’d be nice to see her have it.
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