HBO Denies "True Blood" Movie Rumors
Star Stephen Moyer hinted that Bon Temps might be moving to movie theaters following the final season, but that's news to HBO.
True Blood's seventh and final season is slated to air this summer, but it sounded like HBO might be trying to get a little more blood from the stone when star Stephen Moyer, who plays vampire Bill Compton, hinted that a feature film version of HBO's vampire drama was forthcoming.
When asked by a reporter at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival at the premiere of Free Ride — a film Moyer produced with his wife, Anna Paquin, who also stars — what fans are supposed to do in the summer of 2015, when True Blood would traditionally air, the actor replied, "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. Which we'll have an announcement about soon...ish. I cannot talk about it yet."
Naturally, this has led to lots of online speculation that Moyer was implying HBO had plans to release a True Blood movie, just like the network has done with 2008's Sex and the City as well as the upcoming Entourage movie.
However, when reached for comment, HBO told BuzzFeed that the idea of a True Blood film is news to them. "Nothing at all to confirm," a rep said. (At time of publication, Moyer's rep did not have an official comment.)
It also warrants mention that this interview with Moyer, which was posted to YouTube on January 9, 2014, was conducted on October 18, 2013. So perhaps the potential project fell apart faster than Season 6...