Forbes: ‘True Blood has staying power’
(Digital Spy) Michelle Forbes has claimed that True Blood could last for nine seasons. The actress, who plays Maryann Forrester in the show, explained that the drama has “enormous staying power”.
“There’s a possibility it will last nine years because Charlaine Harris has written nine books which the show is based on,” she told The Sun.
“But ultimately it’s up to the audience to decide how long it’s relevant. It has an enormous following in the US. There are a lot of stories to tell so I hope it’s around for a long time.”
Forbes added that True Blood is so successful because people can relate to the characters.
“The great thing about True Blood is it’s not just about vampires,” she explained. “It’s about love, intimacy and family. Vampires happen to be a part of it but it’s not just about them. The appeal for a lot of people is that it’s more the town with different creatures living together.
“There’s broader appeal for True Blood because it’s not just focusing on the vampire mythology. There’s such a plethora of different characters that there’s always someone for people to identify with.”