Stephen Moyer Says ‘True Blood’ Could Return in 2016; Is a Movie in the Works?
HBO stands to lose quite a few of its most popular series over the course of 2014, with 'True Blood' airing its seventh and final season in the summer, 'Boardwalk Empire' confirmed to end this fall, and still without an official season 3 renewal for 'The Newsroom,' but one 'True Blood' cast member says we may not have seen the last of the series by its summer finale. Could a movie be in the works down the line?
Take this news with a grain of salt, mind you, but according to the Examiner, lead actor (and occasional director) Stephen Moyer believes fans will have at least something to look forward to for future 'True Blood' beyond its 2014 finale. Whether that takes the form of a movie, as with 'Sex and the City' and 'Entourage' before it, or perhaps some kind of spinoff remains to be seen, but when asked what fans of the vampire soap would have to look forward to in summer 2015, Moyer had a surprising, if cryptic response:
What are you going to do in the summer of 2015? I'm not sure about the summer of 2015, but if things go the way I'm hoping there will be something to watch in the summer of 2016. We'll have an announcement about that... soonish.
Of course, Moyer could be referring to any number of future projects, but as stated, 'True Blood' fans could certainly look into his words as a potential hint of the franchise's return in another format. Elsewhere, we know of ‘True Blood’ season 7 that Luke Grimes' role as James will be recast, and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) will indeed return, despite a seemingly fiery end teased in the season 6 finale. Storytelling will shrink to see more direct human-vampire relationships in light of the Hepatitis V threat, while more details and series regular ascensions have been outlined in our guide to ‘True Blood”s final season.
What do you think? Could Moyer's words be hint of a possible 'True Blood' movie down the line? How would you like to see the future of the franchise handled after the seventh and final season this summer?