According to OBS True Blood December here is a re-casting of HBOs ‘True Blood’ Season One – it was first known as Charlaine Harris ‘Sookie Stackhouse’ or ‘Southern Vampires’ series.
The story is based around 25 year old barmaid and telepath Sookie who is living in the town of Bon Temps, Louisiana. There she is meeting vampires and later shapeshifters, witches and fairys.
I do this re-casting by questioning, if this series would be made for the stage – the stage only with Country-Stars … who could play which role?
Sookie Stackhouse, 25 year old human telepath and waitress at Marlotte’s is strong-willed, beautiful and compassionate. Carrie Underwood would be a nice choice playing her. The winner of 4th ‘American Idol’ is very popular at the moment. Her three albums are placed #1 and #2 in the US and she got Platin and Gold for a lot of her singles.
Bill Compton is a 174 year old vampire. He is gentle, mysterious, serious, possessive and he loves Sookie. I’d love Jace Everett for the role of this southern gentleman. We all know Jace Everett from ‘True Blood’ main-theme ‘Bad Things’, which won a 2009 Broadcast Music Incorporated award in the cable television category and was nominated for a 2009 Scream Award for Best Scream Song of the Year.
Eric Northman, Sheriff of Area 5, owner of Fangtasia and the most gorgeous about 1000 year old vampire from Scandinavia is powerful, incredible sexy, magnetic and very strong. I guess Brad Paisley is also an incredible kisser and lover and can play a viking vampire who will stand up to his obligations perfect. The Grammy Award-winning artist is also 2008 CMA and ACM Male Vocalist of the Year winner. Brad Paisley has recorded seven studio albums and a Christmas compilation and all of his albums certified gold or higher.
Pam is from London and about 200 years old. It’ll be nice to see Miranda Lambert as the clever, speedy, fashionalbe and strong 2nd in charge at Fangtasia which has a sense of humor (rare in vampires). She gained fame as a finalist on the 2003 season of Nashville Star, where she finished in third place. The Grammy Award nominated Miranda Lambert is only the 3rd country female singer in history to have three records debut at #1 on Billboard Country Albums.
Sam Merlotte is in his early 30th and owner of Merlotte’s. Rodney Atkins could do the part of the quickly healing, loyal and trustworthy shape-shifter from Wright in Texas. He placed his first single on the Billboard country charts in 1997. Rodney Atkins’ twelfth single, ‘It’s America’, was released in late 2008 as the first release from his third album – and the song became his fifth Number One on the chart May 2009.
Tara Thornton, 26, is Sookies best friend. She can’t manage to hold a position for long because sometimes she’s loosing her temper with ‘stupid people’. How’s about Sheryl Crow acting as the currently bartender at Merlotte’s? Her music blend is not only country, but also rock and pop into one mainstream sound, and she has won nine Grammy Awards. Sheryl Crow has performed with the Rolling Stones, sung duets with Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Kid Rock and many others and she appeared on a few soundtracks like ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’.
Jason Stackhouse, Sookies brother is 28 years old with a Renaissance sculpture body. He is outgoing, sexual and even so he is not that bright I can imagine Alec „Boss Burns“ Völkel the Parish worker. Boss Burnes is part of Germanys Countryband ‘Bosshoss’. They started in 2004 with Country & Western style cover versions of famous pop, rock and hip hop songs and the band refers to their music style as Country Trash Punk Rock.
Grandma Stackhouse is in her 70th and Sookie and Jason’s loving Gran. In the four-and-a-half decades since Dolly Parton’s début, she remains one of the most-successful female artists in the history of the country genre which garnered her the title of ‘The Queen of Country Music’. Dolly Parton has 25 #1 singles and 41 top-10 country albums.
Lafayette Reynolds is very erotic and very gay. But don’t let this fool you, he can kick some butt when provoked. Perhaps Darius Rucker could play the fry cook at Merlotte’s. He is known as singer of Hootie & the Blowfish. Darius Rucker has also recorded two solo albums 2002 and 2008. His first three singles have all reached #1 on the U.S. Hot Country Songs chart and he won the 2009 Country Music Association Award New Artist of the Year.
Arlene Fowler is Sookie’s co-worker at Merlotte’s and very easily to influence by men in her life. Reba McEntire could portrait the 40 year old shallow character. The Grammy award-winning Reba McEntire released 25 studio albums – they have been certified Gold, Platinum or Multi-Platinum in sales – and acquired 22 #1 singles in the 80s and 90s. She has sometimes been referred to as “The Queen of Country” and in the US she ranks as the 7th best-selling female artist in all genres and she is the 2nd best-selling female country artist of all time.
Rene Lenier is in his late 20th, Arlene’s boyfriend and Jason’s co-worker. Keith Urban is a New Zealand-born Australian who has released a total of eight studio albums (one of which was released only in the UK), as well as one album in The Ranch. He has charted more than fifteen singles on the US country charts, including ten #1. Keith Urban is married to actress Nicole Kidman since 2006.
Hoyt Fortenberry is a good friend and co-worker of Jason. Jason Aldean could play the honest, honorable and romantic boy who still lives with his obnoxious mom. Jason Aldean has recorded 3 albums (2005, 2007 and 2009), which have accounted for 9 singles on the Billboard country singles charts, including the #1 hits ‘Why’, ‘She’s Country’ and ‘Big Green Tractor’. His 1st album is certified platinum while the other two are each certified gold.
Andy Bellefleur – Kenny Chesney
He has recorded 13 albums since 1993, 11 of which have been certified gold or higher. Kenny Chesney has also produced more than 30 Top-Ten singles, 17 of which reached #1. In addition, he has received six ACM as well as six CMA awards and he is also one of the most popular touring acts in country music.
Sheriff Bud Dearborne – Randy Hauser
In early 2005, Randy and co-writers Jamey Johnson and Dallas Davidson were on the charts with ‘Honky-Tonk Badonkadonk’ and his tunes have been picked up by John Michael Montgomery, Justin Moore and other artists.
Terry Bellefleur – Sascha „Hoss Power“ Vollmer
Hoss Power is the second main-part of Berlins Countryband ‘Bosshoss’. They released 4 studio albums – 3 of them in the Top-10 – from 2005 to 2009 and 11 singles.
Now, I’m done – what do you all think of my re-casting? Do you agree with the Country-Stars I chose? Or any other ideas that fits better? Please tell me here – thank you!