It was recently revealed that Showtime will focus on producing spin-offs and sequels based on the cable channel’s most popular properties, like Dexter and Billions. Will HBO follow suit? HBO and HBO Max content CEO Casey Bloys recently spoke about the possibility of a Succession spin-off and previously discussed reboots of True Blood, Watchmen, and Six Feet Under.
Season four of Succession debuts on March 26th on HBO and there have been some rumors that the upcoming season may be its last. Starring Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Peter Friedman, J. Smith-Cameron, Dagmara Dominczyk, Justine Lupe, David Rasche, Fisher Stevens, Hiam Abbass, Arian Moayed, Harriet Walter, James Cromwell, Natalie Gold, Juliana Canfield, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Zoë Winters, Jeannie Berlin, Alexander Skarsgård, Sanaa Lathan, Linda Emond, Jihae, Adrien Brody, Hope Davis, and Dasha Nekrasova, the series follows the powerful and dysfunctional Roy family in New York City.
Bloys said the following about the possibility of a spin-off of that series, per Variety:
“I always say ‘never say never.’ When we started talking about doing a Thrones prequel that was something that HBO had historically never done. I had some people internally saying, ‘This is crazy. What are you doing?’ That said, I think that there’s something about the universe that George created that lent itself to [spin-offs]. There’s a huge history, a lot of different families, a lot of different wars and battles. It doesn’t seem to me that there’s something in Succession where you would go, ‘Let’s follow just this kid’ or whatever. It doesn’t seem like a natural thing to me. But if [creator Jesse Armstrong] said I want to do this, then I would follow Jesse’s lead.”
As for Watchmen, the series stars Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Jessica Camacho, Andrew Howard, Jeremy Irons, Jean Smart, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jacob Ming-Trent, Adelaide Clemens, Frances Fisher, Tom Mison, Sara Vickers, Hong Chau, and James Wolk. It is set in a dark world of superheroes created in the 1980s comic book by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. The series last aired in December 2019 but there’s been talk about possibly making another season.
Of that series, Bloys said the following:
“Watchmen was so much [Damon Lindelof’s] creation. If he doesn’t think there’s a story that he wants to put his heart and soul into, it’s hard for me to think that it would be worth doing. It was a very special limited series for us. I would put it in the pantheon of HBO greats. If Damon ever wants to revisit it, he knows that it’s an open door. But it is hard for me to imagine doing one without him.”
A True Blood reboot was on the table for some time, but it looks like that will not happen. The series, based on the novels by Charlaine Harris, wrapped in 2014. Scripts were written for a reboot, but Bloys said nothing “felt like it got there.”
As for Six Feet Under, a reboot of that popular drama series was never really in the cards, according to Bloys.
What do you think? Did you want to see more of True Blood, Watchmen, and Six Feet Under on HBO? Would you be open to a Succession spin-off?
There is so few good series to get into nowadays, but Succession is really a terrific series to watch !! So why end such a good thing going ? Please reconsider your decision of ending this great series !!!
Six feet under is the best early 2000’s leave them alone classic hbo need because newer franchise series Game of thrones successful don’t copy this show way different than others..
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