HBO recently revived Sex and the City with a sequel series, and there has been talking of bringing other popular shows from the cable channel’s past back to life – but Casey Bloys, President of HBO Programming, isn’t interested in making a habit of reviving old shows. His focus is on the future and not the past.
In a recent interview with THR, Bloys talked about the possibility of reviving various HBO series.
When asked about reboots of True Blood and Six Feet Under, he said the following:
“Believe it or not, I don’t spend my time thinking about what shows to reboot. I just want to point out that if you look at the last year, between Mare of Easttown, The White Lotus and Succession and Insecure and now Euphoria and Gilded Age and going into Winning Time, there’s no reboots. In most of those cases, they weren’t based on existing IP. I do want to take a moment to make clear that we don’t spend our days thinking about what to reboot because it’s a tricky business bringing a show back. But to your question, True Blood, there were a couple ideas in development but nothing has really come to the fore. As far as Six Feet Under, I personally don’t think that’s a good idea. I think there are some shows that are better left, in Six Feet Under’s case, dead — or finished. So no other news on that front.
As for The Sopranos, he said:
“I don’t think David has any interest in revisiting The Sopranos. And I would agree with him. It’s a perfect series that I don’t think needs revisiting. But we’ll see what he wants to do next. If your question is about if the Super Bowl ad is some sort of precursor or anything like that, I don’t think so.”
There have also been rumors about a Girls sequel as well, but Bloys squashed those rumors:
“I think Lena was half-joking about that. There are no real discussions about revisiting it. I would put Girls in with Sopranos and Six Feet Under as not something I’m thinking about bringing back.”
What do you think? Do you want to see more of True Blood or the other past HBO shows?
Yes, definitely more true blood!! Love that show!
I loved hbo but the shows that be getting canceled or come to an end the ending doesn’t end right it leaves you with a crazy cliff hanger i will loved to see a reboot of true blood.
Michael C Hall is doing Dexter. True Blood ran too long and strayed too far from the source material. Sopranos, well, who wouldn’t love more mafia stuff?
Honestly, if they were going to revive series, let’s get Carnivale some closure. Rome ended well, but who wouldn’t love to see what happened to Vorenus and Pullo in their madcap adventures raising Caesarion? Or skip forward to another period in Roman history? Maybe I’m just advocating for a remake of I,Claudius….
Need more true blood there’s always room for more vamps! AND there hasn’t been anything to even come close to True Blood come on any of the the networks!
Now, that’s a decision that doesn’t need to be remade, readapted, rebooted, revived,
or reconceptualized. Finally,
someone with common sense.
Let these shows rest in peace.
Good leave them alone heard about recently The Sopranos spin-off, Six feet under need left behind us. I am glad to hear.
You mean to tell me that somebody wants to actually make new content instead of bringing back old shows? My, the nerve.