Earlier this summer it was revealed that HBO were deciding the fate of its veteran supernatural drama True Blood; whether its seventh season will be the last or whether it would continue. Well the broadcaster has made up its mind and next year’s seventh season will be the last.
“True Blood has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO. Alan Ball took the books by Charlaine Harris, assembled a brilliant cast led by the magnificent Anna Paquin in the role of Sookie Stackhouse, and crafted a show that has taken its many devoted fans on an unforgettable journey. Alan passed the baton to Brian Buckner, who led our fantastic writers and crew in crafting a spectacular sixth season, and he will lead us through the seventh and final season of this amazing show. Together with its legions of fans, it will be hard to say goodbye to the residents of Bon Temps, but I look forward to what promises to be a fantastic final chapter of this incredible show.” – Michael Lombardo, HBO president of programming
True Blood is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries (also known as the Sookie Stackhouse novels) by Charlaine Harris and was adapted for television by Alan Ball who was the show-runner on the series until the end of its sixth season. The drama stars Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse with Stephen Moyer as vampire Bill with other cast members include Alexander Skarsgard, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten and Rutina Wesley.
The sixth season of True Blood recently concluded its run on HBO. The seventh and final season, comprising of ten episodes, will air in 2014.