True Blood, Six Feet Under revivals are not happening

An HBO executive has confirmed that the announced revivals of True Blood and Six Feet Under won’t be happening after all

Back in December of 2020, it was announced that HBO was in the early development stages on a reboot of True Blood, a show that previously ran on HBO for seven seasons, from 2008 to 2014. In December of 2021, we heard that HBO was also in the early stages of development on a follow-up to the series Six Feet Under, which ran for five seasons, from 2001 to 2005. But now HBO and HBO Max content CEO Casey Bloys has confirmed to Variety that neither of those revivals are moving forward.

Here’s what Variety reported (after sharing a quote where Bloys indicated that there’s nothing currently going on with the Watchmen property): Also not in the cards are the rumored “Six Feet Under” revival, which Bloys said was never really in the works. A return to “True Blood” was considered, with HBO developing a few scripts, “but nothing that felt like it got there.”

The original report on the Six Feet Under revival mentioned that original series creator / showrunner Alan Ball and executive producers Bob Greenblatt and David Janollari were all attached to executive produce the new series, but no writer was hired and there was no plot to speak of. So it sounds like they never did hire a writer to try to crack the story.

True Blood got farther along, as the reboot announcement mentioned that Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, creator of Riverdale and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, would be writing the script with Jami O’Brien. Aguirre-Sacasa and O’Brien were also going to executive produce the news series with original series creator and showrunner Alan Ball. Yep, True Blood and Six Feet Under both had the same creator / showrunner.

Are you disappointed to hear that there aren’t going to be new episodes of True Blood or Six Feet Under reaching HBO any time in the near future? Share your thoughts on this news by leaving a comment below. I haven’t really watched either of these shows (I did watch the first season of Six Feet Under, but then drifted away), so I can’t say whether it’s a good or bad thing that the reboots / revivals aren’t happening.

Source: Variety

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