Supernatural Hip-Hop Drama Thirst, From Empire Writers, Coming to HBO

Who would you become if you could live forever?

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HBO found massive success with its vampire drama True Blood, but will a new spin on the genre sink its fangs into viewers again with Thirst?

According to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO has ordered a new vampire-themed supernatural series from Empire writers Leah Benavides Rodriguez and Carlito Rodriguez.

The series is described as:

Thirst tells the story of a brilliant but cocky Atlanta rapper who thinks he’s found his way to stardom when he links up with hip-hop’s hottest group but has no idea that they’re hiding a terrifying secret: They are a family of vampires with roots going back centuries. Blending a vibrant journey through the world of music with a sweeping, new vampire mythology, the show explores the price of fame and legacy in America and asks the eternal question: Who would you become if you could live forever?

Thirst is being produced by MACRO Television Studios. In addition to writing the series each Rodriguez will be an executive producer, along with Malcolm Spellman and Nichelle Tramble Spellman.

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