True Blood's seventh and final season begins this Sunday on HBO, but don't say an eager goodbye to the show just yet: a True Blood musical might be on the way.

True Blood composer Nathan Barr spoke to the AP about the idea at the season premiere on Tuesday, saying he pitched it to HBO and the show's creator Alan Ball:

Barr said the musical will revolve around protagonist, telepath and waitress Sookie Stackhouse, portrayed in the series by Anna Paquin. But, Barr added, after seven seasons of twists, turns and characters for Sookie, it's proven a challenge to trim the saga down.

"I think we're really going to try to return to the roots of the show," Barr commented.

True Blood star Stephen Moyer, who starred in last year's live Sound of Music telecast on NBC, said that he helped Barr put together some True Blood: The Musical samples to be presented to HBO and Ball.

Barr warned (promised?) that there are no guarantees that the musical will actually happen, but that he thinks "the direction we're heading in is really exciting."

Don't vampire musicals have to be invited?

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