True-Blood-mediumA seventh season of True Blood has been ordered by HBO.

The supernatural drama, based on the novels by Charlaine Harris, is currently in its sixth season.

Although its season six premier rated slightly lower than previous seasons its ratings has improved since. The vampire drama stars Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, Rutina Wesley, Sam Trammell and Ryan Kwanten.

The popularity of True Blood, and the amount of press coverage it attracts, has not waned despite the exit of Alan Ball – the man who bought True Blood to television. HBO announced the renewal of True Blood earlier this week describing it as a “signature show”.

Brian Bucker will remain as showrunner for the seventh season; he replaced Mark Hudis earlier this year. As yet there are no details on how many episodes will make up the seventh season but it is widely expected to be 10.

The renewal of True Blood for a seventh season will once again open up speculation whether it will be the last season or not.

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