HBO’s hit vampire series ‘True Blood’ may be kicking off its seventh and final season, but like its starring vampires, may rise from the dead in a pretty unlikely manner… as a Broadway musical.

Lead actor Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton) and the series’ producer Stephen Barr are working together to reinterpret the series for the stage and already have some songs ready to present to producers.  The musical is not yet carved in stone, but it is in the works.

This short clip reports statements Barr made regarding the show:

Moyer for his part, mentioned it briefly at the ‘True Blood’ Season Premier event, stating:

“I helped Nathan with some of the songs and we presented them to producers.  It is really interesting what he is doing and the music was actually quite good.”

Moyer stressed that he would not be playing Bill Compton, should the show materialize.  The actor, who is married to his costar Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse), explained:

“Working in Broadway is tough and we have a young family here in L.A. And this stage show would be a younger man’s role.  It’s time for me to move on from this now. I have loved every minute of it, but Anna and I are laying it to rest.”

Moyer did display his vocal chops in last year’s highly rated (but not very well reviewed) televised version of ‘The Sound of Musical’.

Also at the red carpet premier, Barr expressed that the show would have to be a reinvention, especially considering that the show will be ending after seven seasons.  “This was something that I pitched to HBO and [show creator] Alan Ball… I think we’re really going to try to return to the roots of the show.”

What do you think?  Will a live version of HBO’s steamy, scary series draw you to the Great White Way?

Source: The Hollywood ReporterNY Daily News