Don’t Expect More “Succession,” “True Blood”


HBO and HBO Max content material CEO Casey Bloys has supplied an replace on a number of spin-off and reboot initiatives within the works on the premium cabler and it appears like the fee slicing at Warner Bros. Discovery is taking its toll.

First up, he confirms to Selection that the rumored “Six Ft Beneath” and “True Blood” revivals are useless. Bloys mentioned ‘Beneath’ was by no means actually within the works which suggests it was principally simply speculative reporting.

He provides {that a} “True Blood” reboot or revival was thought of, with HBO creating a number of scripts. Nonetheless “nothing that felt prefer it bought there” and so the plans have now been deserted.

There are additionally no plans for a “Mare of Easttown” sequel as creator Brad Ingelsby, who has an unique general deal on the community, is doing a brand new crime-centric present for HBO.

While the community did proceed with a “Recreation of Thrones” spin-off, don’t anticipate the identical for its different hits together with “Succession”. That present’s upcoming fourth season could possibly be its final (it’s not confirmed) and whether or not it’s or not, Bloys is just not entertaining any spin-off concepts:

“I don’t assume so. I at all times say ‘by no means say by no means.’ Once we began speaking about doing a ‘Thrones’ prequel that was one thing that HBO had traditionally by no means finished. I had some folks internally saying, ‘That is loopy. What are you doing?’

That mentioned, I feel that there’s one thing in regards to the universe that George created that lent itself to [spin-offs]. There’s an enormous historical past, quite a lot of totally different households, quite a lot of totally different wars and battles.

It doesn’t appear to me that there’s one thing in ‘Succession’ the place you’d go, ‘Let’s comply with simply this child’ or no matter. It doesn’t seem to be a pure factor to me. But when [creator Jesse Armstrong] mentioned I wish to do that, then I’d comply with Jesse’s lead.”

Bloys has an analogous sentiment in direction of Emmy-winner “Watchmen” and says he has little interest in bringing it again with anybody aside from government producer Damon Lindelof:

“‘Watchmen’ was a lot his creation. If he doesn’t assume there’s a narrative that he needs to place his coronary heart and soul into, it’s arduous for me to assume that it will be price doing. It was a really particular restricted collection for us. I’d put it within the pantheon of HBO greats. If Damon ever needs to revisit it, he is aware of that it’s an open door. However it’s arduous for me to think about doing one with out him.”

One undertaking nonetheless in growth is director Bong Joon-ho’s TV adaptation of his Oscar-winning movie “Parasite,” although there’s been no actual progress on it although.