A True Blood musical production is in the works. Originally thought of by the TV show’s composer Nathan Barr, it has now been pitched to show creator Alan Ball and HBO.

The information was revealed last night at the season 7 premiere of True Blood in Los Angeles. “This was something that I pitched to HBO and Alan Ball,” said composer Nathan Barr, who has written the instrumental scores for all of the show’s seven seasons. True Blood star Stephen Moyer helped Barr put together some musical samples that could be presented to HBO and Ball. Moyer’s musical talent is not unknown, as he got to show off his voice last year on NBC’s highly rated live telecast of The Sound of Music.

The musical will revolve around protagonist, telepath and waitress Sookie Stackhouse. According to Barr though, it’s proven a challenge to trim the story down to a single theater production. “I think we’re really going to try to return to the roots of the show,” he commented.

The musical composer said he hopes to present a workshop version about a year from now, although it is not bound to go to Broadway at this stage of the process. “There’s no guarantees,” Barr warned. “But I think the direction we’re heading in is really exciting.”

True Blood‘s season 7 premieres this Sunday (June 22), and it will be the show’s final season.

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