Nothing's confirmed yet — the would-be author of the adaptation, Nathan Barr, is still in early talks with HBO — but if this plan comes to fruition, it could be one way the True Blood universe can live beyond its seventh and final season, premiering this Sunday.
"We've got a couple of songs already," the film and television composer, who also does the score for FX's The Americans, tells E! News. "The story lends itself to a musical."
He would know — he scored all seven seasons of the series so far. Yes, that means the upcoming one, too. So while this means he's behind such atrocities as, say, the Sookie and Bill leitmotif, it also means he's responsible for setting the musical mood on the whole rest of the series. He's been there since the very first episode!
"It's been an amazing ride," he says of his time with the show. "It's really sad to see it end."
Nathan sees your eyerolls, understands them, and sees them as a challenge. "The minute I thought about True Blood: The Musical, I myself could kind of groan," he admits. "I can see the bad version of that. It's really a matter of finding a way of sort of reinventing it."
Fortunately, he has a little time to find that angle. "We have a year left before we have to present it," he adds. "Fingers crossed!"
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Source: E! News