True Blood the Musical is Happening and Benedict Cumberbatch as Bill the Vampire?

Alan Ball, the creator and showrunner of HBO’s True Blood, was at a 10th anniversary screening of the pilot episode at the Vulture Festival where he announced details of what may be the next musical to hit the Great White Way aka Broadway. Deadline

“It tells the story of vampires coming out of the closet,” Ball said. “Ultimately it really departs from the book, because people aren’t ready, and they’re too bigoted and they end up going back in to the closet.” He said the project, which Nathan Barr first announced in 2014, is currently being work-shopped, but didn’t reveal whether he will have any sort of involvement. “

There was also details of who went through casting for the popular show. Benedict Cumberbatch, Jessica Chastain, and Jennifer Lawrence could have been our Bill, Sookie, and were-panther. That would have been such a different show, wouldn’t it?