HBO’s True Blood, which is now running its final season, is all set to become a stage musical.

True Blood - season 7

True Blood – season 7

The composer of music for the TV show, Nathan Barr, revealed that he is working on a musical version, and has had series co-star Stephen Moyer (who knows how to carry a tune – he played Captain von Trapp in NBC’s live “The Sound of Music” last year) help him put together some sample tracks.

“This was something that I pitched to HBO and (show creator) Alan Ball,” Nathan Barr told the Associated Press. “I think we’re really going to try to return to the roots of the show…. There’s no guarantees, but I think the direction we’re heading in is really exciting.”

The show will centre on Sookie Stackhouse, played by Anna Paquin in the TV series.

Source: Associated Press (18 June 2014)