Next season will be the final season of True Blood.
HBO has just announced that True Blood will draw to a close in 2014.
True Blood season 7 will be the vampire drama’s final outing after premiering in September 2008. The final season will have ten episodes.
“True Blood has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO,” said Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming Lombardo in a press release. “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.”
“From the moment I read Charlaine’s books, I thought there was potential for something really special,” said Alan Ball who created True Blood for HBO. “Then our amazing writers, cast and crew brought her world to life in a way that exceeded my wildest expectations. I’m deeply grateful to HBO for being true partners and collaborators, and, of course, to the viewers who chose to spend Sunday nights in Bon Temps with us.”
Finally, current showrunner Brian Bruckner commented on the news. “I feel enormously proud to have been a part of the TRUE BLOOD family since the very beginning,” he said. “I guarantee that there’s not a more talented or harder-working cast and crew out there, and I’d like to extend a personal heartfelt thanks to them for their dedication and tenacity over the years, especially this past year, as I stepped into a larger role. Thank you also to HBO for their unwavering support and of course to Alan Ball, whose genius enabled all of us to share in this incredible journey. Finally, a huge thank you to the most passionate fans in television. As we take a final walk through Bon Temps together, we will do our very best to bring Sookie’s story to a close with heart, imagination and, of course, fun.”
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Buckner, meanwhile, thanked “the most passionate fans in television” and promised to “do our very best to bring Sookie’s story to a close with heart, imagination and, of course, fun.”
True Blood‘s 10-episode farewell season will premiere in summer 2014.
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The sixth season of True Blood ended last month with an average gross audience of 10.6 million viewers per episode. The pay network says it remains one of its most popular series.
You will all have to excuse me as I may get a little bit emotional very soon!
The thought of no more Eric Northman is too much for me to contemplate right now
UPDATE: There is a poll about how you would like the series to end at PEOPLE