See you later, vampires. Credit: HBO This, but with more jazz hands. Credit: HBO

 

How did it take this long for someone to think of turning "True Blood" into a musical? The over-the-top vampire drama has everything - heaving bosoms, endless romantic permutations, splashy special effects, every magical creature ever dreamed up by Western civilization - everythingbut bursting into song. Heck, you could make the rest of the "True Blood" TV show a musical effective immediately, and people might not even notice the difference.

 

Anyway, this grievous oversight has finally been corrected, and a singing Sookie may be coming to a stage near you. "This was something that I pitched to HBO and (show creator) Alan Ball," composer Nathan Barr, who's scored all seven seasons of the television show, told the AP.

 

Barr says he's hoping to workshop his "True Blood" workshop next year, but if you've got your heart set on seeing the Season 4 witches doing high kicks, you may be disappointed. "I think we're really going to try to return to the roots of the show," Barr says.

 

Presumably that means returning to the main love triangle - Sookie, Bill, and Eric - and more vampires than other magical creatures. Sounds good to me.