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Season 7 will be True Blood’s Final Season!

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BREAKING NEWS:

Next season will be the final season of True Blood.

HBO has just announced that True Blood will draw to a close in 2014.

From hypable.com

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.”

Also at Tvline

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.

and from ew.com

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 :(

Evie

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UPDATE: There is a poll about how you would like the series to end at PEOPLE

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87 comments on “Season 7 will be True Blood’s Final Season!

  1. this is the MOST depressing thing I’ve heard ):

    • Me too – I’m gutted :( At least we have almost a year to get used to the idea :(

      • Hey look at it this way, there was HBO’s Generation Kill and owing to the popularity of ASkars from that show, he got his part in True Blood. Maybe HBO comes up with a new series and signs him again :)….And then we’ll have our weekly fix of goodness again :)

  2. Way to go Bucky. You ran the show into the ground. Congratulations.

  3. Who are they going to blame for the short season this time…can’t use Anna as an excuse anymore. Way to disappoint TB… Final season and only 10 episodes. After the mess AB started in season 5 and BB continued in season 6 and then made worse, you’d think that maybe they’d want to make the fans happy again … Guess not. Giant thumbs down!

    • And don’t you know that it will be so jam packed trying to conclude story lines that alot of things that we as fans have been invested in wanting to see play out will be mashed up and we’ll feel cheated because justice wasn’t done as it should have been. They’ll start killing off people left and right just to close out story lines. People will move away at the drop of a hat that had never mentioned leaving the area ever! Mark my words by the end of the first episode at least two maybe three minor characters will have been killed off in the blood bath we all know is going to happen with those rogue vampires coming up on the after dinner snacks just waiting at the party!

  4. I live in fear for how they end it. Please don’t let them do the stupid Sam thing. Please give us Eric and not Alcide.

  5. I’m so sad right now I don’t have words… ((sob!))

    What am I going to do with myself come next August when my whole world — SVM and True Blood — has ended?

  6. I just want Eric and Sookie wedding in the finale.

  7. They better make Season 7 the Season of Eric Northman.
    I don’t want to see any of Bill Compton.
    It’s Eric Northman’s true turn to shine!!!
    I also hope that they wrap up this HepV story line real fast.
    They better not drag it on.

  8. Gee, if they had only waited for HBO’s announcement before they finished season 6. They wouldn’t have made all the crappy decisions that ruined the finale in the hope of continuing the series after all the principal players contracts ran out. They wouldn’t have needed all the new vampires, or to rename Merlotte’s Bellefleur’s, or to roast any weiners. Warlow could turn to his evil side, be the big bad and we wouldn’t need vombies. The seventh season could just be about rescuing Sookie, leaving time for all the relationship moments we were waiting for when we were given vampire bibles.

  9. I,m pissed! They should give us twelve episodes to end it properly and out of respect for us true fans that have stuck with them through the crappy writing! Lets all write Brian Buckner and ask for twelve episodes. Cheap bastards!

  10. I’m guessing they are going to wrap up with a Sookie/Bill pairing, though of course I’d rather see a Sookie/Eric pairing. But if Sookie ends up with Bill, I hope then we’ll get a happy ending for Pam / Eric / Willa / Tara . . . that they’ll be back at Fangtasia and kicking some tourists around for fun again. Or that they’ll all go to Sweden and forget effing Sookie for good.

  11. I have no clue what to do when TB ends. So depressing. If it’s the last season why shorten it and not give what the FANS want.

    • Because HBO is too big now to care what the fans want, that’s why. They don’t think were important. I, for one, am glad that regular cable channels are finally starting to put out better programs. My money won’t be helping to support HBO anymore.

  12. Iam a massive fan of both the books and the show but I will be very disappointed if the show ends in the same way as the last book :( which I felt was a rushed ending and final book after reading for so long being lead to belive that sookie and eric would have a happy ending together. As gutted as I am that season 7 will be the final season I really really hope that HBO give the massive fan base that made both Charlaine Harris books and the tv show a MASSIVE success the ending that we have been cheated of in the books a happy ending with SOOKIE & ERIC together !!!!! :)

  13. WTF?? I’m going to do without ERIC NORTHMAN 😭😭😭

  14. I was very sad, but not shocked, they announced that the 7th Season would be the last for TB. First of all, I want to say that a seven year run on any cable or network show is very rare indeed in this day and age and I too, think that TB has really run its’ course, especially due to the poorly chosen plots that AB chose to follow and the poor quality of writers/writing of the last several years.

    As far as the 10 episode standard, it really is quite the norm on most big budget cable channels these days, GOT, Spartatus, etc. all were only 10 eppys per season. As far as most of the actors on the show, I think they have all (some more than others, namely Alex of course) earned more notoriety in film and stage due to True Blood and have gotten their careers kick started into becoming busier outside the show.

    I will especially miss Alex as Eric and my true dream is that his career here in the US keeps him very busy for many more years to come and more people come to appreciate his acting talents as we all have.

    Also I wish that you ladies talk it over once the idea sinks in about the show being over and convert this site over to an Alex site as I will truly miss the comradery of all the friends here on this site. PLease promise me that you’ll think about it, ‘K?

  15. PS Also I wanted to say, I truly hope that Buckner and Co. doesn’t screw up the final season too badly, as I’d hate for it to end on a sour note………………..

  16. I can’t believe it… The show still has excellent ratings, it’s the 2nd most viewed show of HBO after Game of Thrones, I was sure it will have yet another season after S7… After all, 8 seasons are the minimum great shows like TB should reach… So sad… :(

    PS. Can we have a spin-off series about Bill’s, Godric’s or/and Eric’s chronicles at least? ^_^

  17. Well I am not surprised – I always thought that they won’t go more than 6 – so 7 is a kind of bonus..and tbh after such a disappointing finale, lazy writing, inconsistencies, endless Billfest and the main character (Sookie) very hard to understand and relate to, it’s a blessing really. Yes I’ll so miss Eric and his gang and I really hope they’ll do his character a justice at the end so I can keep rewatching it from time to time. Bucknter should be smart about it and HBO counts on DVD sales etc…if he screws the fans by doing something stupid with Eric it would be such a let down for so many loyal fans.
    My prediction is that the main theme will be Bill and Sookie reconnecting but it will have a tragic ending – Bill will die heroic death saving her and she will stay single at the end. This surly sucks, just the thought of Bill parade again – but seriously after the finale – they had yet again forgotten everything Bill did and he is a hero…..just so insulting to any viewer with some brain.
    As for Eric/Sookie it is now clear that the writers dropped them same as they droped Bill’s sins. Buckners has his vision, which was probably same as AB’s vision to keep Bill/Sookie at the heart of the story. As this will be the last season they won’t really care, they will tell what they want to tell All I really wish for is decent ending to Eric and his family.

    Now I want to see some AS interviews, just anything to make me feel better.

  18. If they are going to carry on their Bill sermons, then ten episodes is still one too many for me.

    I don’t know what to think. This show and the books became such a big part of my life that it would be a struggle for me to not have them continue any more.

    SVM gave me characters I felt passionate about loving, hating and speculating for. But looking at the brighter side, I have met and read so many fans here that think like I think and I have had a hell of a time ranting, praising, gushing and whining with them for our beloved characters :)…..Even when the books have concluded and the show ends next year, I still fell in love and lust with Eric forever LOL….

  19. Wasn’t there talk of a True Blood movie?
    Maybe, hopefully someone will follow through with it and then give True Blood a proper send off. A perfect Eric and Sookie ending that wont be rushed. Please! Please! Please!

  20. I’m very sad, What am I going to do without Eric!!!!!

  21. So Sad to see my favorite show go!!! :( Please let Eric and Sookie get back together!!!

  22. Faudrait que Eric revienne, qui va defendre sookie
    a par Bill et Alcide c’est moin drole et men plus son humour va nous manquer.=(…

  23. This news is breaking my heart. No more Eric on HBO.What will we do now? I just hope the writers on fanfiction will keep the stories going with Eric and Sookie pairings. That will be my only fix after the show is gone. :(

  24. Omg….omg… Why…why would u be so stupid to be canceling a show that has more books, so u can do more show. Plus like u said u have a hot show on ur hands and have over 10 million viewers, why cancel?? I think hbo is making the biggest mistake. If u r going to take on a book series then u should finish ALL the books with the shows. I am so disappointed in hbo. I keep hbo on my tv just for true blood, now that it will be over next year I might just cancel hbo after it is done then bc I don’t care really for the movies it was my show true blood…. Wow…. I wonder how many people will cancel there hbo now and go for something different… Only time will tell…. BIG MISTAKE HBO!!!

    • The show has not been about the books since season one.

      • Yeah aside from the character names the books themes barely even surface in the shows. I mean think about it. Pam is supposed to have been in her teens when she was turned and was supposed to be run away English upper class girl. Instead she was an “older” prostitute. Lafayette was supposed to be the only that was found with his heart torn out instead it was that pretend voodoo woman that was found in the back of Andy’s car. (not that I’m complaining because I like Lafayette). I might be wrong about this but wasn’t Tara supposed to be a white girl that worked at a women’s clothing boutique? (now that one I could be wrong about) Instead Sam is now the mayor…who in their right minds voted for that guy? Arlene is the owner of a bar and living high off of her husbands suicide moneys and Hep V is running a muck….trust me when I say the books and the show are so far from one another they might as well have been written in Klingon and French for how similar the two are. LOL

  25. i can’t believe it !. after the 7th season of true blood this HBO tv show will end !. this sucks big time. i love true blood. it’s my favorite tv show !.

  26. well, that will be that last time i watch HBO.. I will cancel my subscription and be done….way to go………over 10 million viewers per episode and now your going to let us ALL down…..

  27. I’m not sad so much that True Blood is going away but sad because I know exactly what that means…Bill’s redemption and Sookie running back to him. I’ll pass. As far as i’m concerned, the show died the second Eric lit on fire. The writers will never give us what we want so why get my hopes up only to be let down again.

  28. The question arises what I going to do without Eric Northman?
    I will reactivate my HBO subscription for Season 7 ONLY when I make sure Eric will be back like old times..I don’t wanna see ghost , or zombi and then when season 7 finishes I am done with HBO f.o.r.e.v.e.r.
    Why only 10 episodes??? It’s not gonna cover everything we know that..Billy humanity, Sam’s first baby, bla, bla..and Eric and Sookie???I don’t believe I won’t see a shower scene with Eric and Sookie.
    Eric Northman, Love youuu

  29. Oh no! I was looking to at least a season 10. The only comforting thing is that Eric will be back in season 7 and that I have it all on DVD and can watch it over and over to my heart’s content.

  30. You know, I was just thinking, (uhoh, could be a dangerous thing..LOL). Anyway, wouldn’t it be nice to have Jim Parrick (Hoyt) come home to visit his Mom in the final episode too?? I think that would be great!!!! Just a thought……………….

    • I talked to Jim over the weekend and told him how much I missed him on the show, he was very flattered, but I don’t see him ever coming back. I told him the ending for season 6 was pretty bad, he hasn’t even watched it.

  31. Gutless wonders. I suppose it’s the fans fault in the end is what they’ll say. I wonder why AB hated Eric so much? I’m bitter but please note, no death threats are being uttered BB and AB. Bitter disappointment with HBO just like with the author who created the whole world. But as I have said before, at least we all got to know Eric and Alexander Skarsgard. Although I think Alex would have erupted big time just from his role on Generation Kill alone. We will survive my fellow Eric & Sookie Lovers. We have wonderful fan fiction writers and each other!

  32. What will I do now ? No more Eric Northman .. Is HBO crazy . I miss this show deeply . I wish nothing but the best for all the cast & crew Now Alex can move forward with his movie career . I will miss him the most . Viking rules .

    • I know it is not the same but if you haven’t already seen Alex in Generation Kill you have missed a STELLAR performance! Watch the interviews after and you’ll see how spot on his casting truly is. Unlike another movie coming up that was miserably casted by a completely miscast lead actor…COUGH Shades of ……COUGH….but I won’t go there.

  33. I’m even more worried now that Eric will only be seen in flashbacks next season and that they’ll use the ending of last season to kill him off. After all, it’s all about Bill and Sookie isn’t it (said with a very sarcastic tone). Pam, Willa and Tara will leave Shreveport and move to Sweden and leave all the other idiots behind.
    If HBO had put their effing foot down and made BB and AB write better story lines (instead of the crap we got for season 5 & 6) this show could have gone on for many more seasons. They’re not short on viewers! And only ten episodes to round everything off? Again, it will be a hurried and craptastic season.
    I seriously doubt we’ll get an Eric/Sookie HEA. We didn’t even get that in the books. But if they were REALLY smart, they’d give it to us in the show *shrug* but unfortunately, Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin run the show (who’s kidding who), so we won’t! It will end up a Bill/Sookie love fest *shudder*
    I, for one, won’t be watching. Just keeping an eye on the trend of the season to see if it’s even worth keeping up with (like I usually do – via blogs, websites and YouTube). Even if they’d stayed sort-of true to the books, we’d end up with Sam. Urghhh!
    Very, very disappointing news all round.

    • Unfortunately I think you are right. Even the director said when he released that Eric would be back because of the visceral reaction he received from the rabid Northman fans that Eric won’t be doing well this season because of being set on fire. So I imagine you’ll either see someone give him the true death in one of the final episodes or you’ll see him looking on bidding a final farewell to his beloved Sookie because she’ll be pining over her husband. I know others will disagree with me but that is a directorial travesty when they allowed husband and wife to work on this show together in this type of part. No one is going to write the show with them NOT together. You can disagree with me but that is how I feel.

      • If Eric ends up spending most of the season recovering from his burns it will be an epic slap to his fanbase and nothing more. At least twice now we have seen Bill engulfed in flames only to show back up the same episode or the next all healed and ready to go. Also during season 4 both of them were burned and healed very quickly. Of course his fans will be forcefed some cheap and weak excuse about why it takes all or most of a season to heal! I am relieved that this is coming to an end. I have never been so involved in a show or fandom and don’t care to ever do it again. The books and now the show have been a travesty in the end and refused to organically grow and allow the characters to drive the plots. Eric’s character took on a life of its own in both cases and rather than go with his immense popularity and huge draw they (appear to have) stuck with a outline than had outlived its own logic and no longer fit. Shoehorning in stories and dialogue to fit an outdated endgame is what made the last book so awful and it appears this is the intent of the showrunner. Anyway, that is my two cents on this whole thing. I find myself at odds now on Sunday nights while waiting for my other 3 shows to start, Downton Abbey, Vikings and GOT. What to do on Sundays??? OH-one last thing that ticks me off……why in the world are we kept waiting until May every single year for DVD release of True Blood??? That makes no sense. Not that I will ever buy season 5 but still!

        • I never buy the DVD’s nor will I ever, the powers that be do not deserve my money. As much as I love Eric, I cannot buy any of his merchandise from the HBO shop either. I can make my own! LOL

    • Nah, I think Eric will be alive and they will have him with Pam or Willa. As for Sookie, I don’t know… Everything is possible. There is a slight probability to end her with Eric at the season finale after killing Bill with some heroic way. I don’t know, but we have to bare in minds that this is not a drama that gives you what you want (just like real drama, LOL).

  34. What I don’t understand is how you kill a show that after 6 seasons still hits 4,2m viewers when the top of your channel is 5,2m (GoT) and then it is Boardwalk with 2m… Not only bad TB writers on this channel I presume…

  35. I am completely disheartened that this is the final season and only 10 episodes, i feel like its even more evident that we wont get a Sookie and Eric romance or interaction at all and that devastates me… Sookie/Bill/Alcide triangle for the final season?? VOMIT!! Its just not right, not how it should be :(

  36. I just finished the last book yesterday and now this. I was really hoping for more Eric in TB after the debacle that was DEA! So, so depressed! What have they done to the most popular character in the series? I don’t understand all the Eric apathy from the author and producers. Why not give the fans their hearts’ desire? 😢

  37. They have a survey on People magazine website at least we can try to vote for Eric and Sookie.

  38. I for one am glad, I’m already done with this show as it is. The only way I plan on tuning in next season at all is if by some miracle it has a decent ending, but that’s pretty doubtful.

    • It took me forever to get into this series . By the time I did it was already getting ready to start the third season. So I flew through the first two and loved them. I even downloaded the first season from iTunes so that I could keep the episodes. But when I got to season three and the whole Maryann crap…I was like MAN I can not see myself spending 40.00 for a season of this crap. Since then I’ve just been watching them off of HBOGo. For now that will have to do.

    • People magazine has a poll going for the ending I doubt if it makes a difference but I voted at people magazine.com. Hopefully Eric and Pam off doing their own story line is an idea for a spinoff.

  39. Well isn’t this just a kick in the ass? I guess I get it though. The heads at HBO probably don’t want to spend the money to renew contracts for more seasons. With Alec’s popularity he would probably ask for a lot of money, I don’t blame him for that. In my opinion I believe he would deserve every penny. Stephen and Anna not worth a big raise in my book. I will be sad to see it all come to an end, but the good news is we still have another year to go. So let’s keep our heads up ladies and make this last year the best one ever. And to think I haven’ even watch the last two episodes yet. Guess what I’ll be doing on my day off tomorrow? I just know I’ll be disappointed.

  40. I was expecting this but it’s still hard to take. I’m still so mad about the last two seasons that I want to be glad it’s over but there’s always that glimmer of hope for Eric and Sookie that I hate to give up. This show could have been so awesome and I’ll definitely miss it.

  41. HBO just emailed me back 2day, they said they understand the situation and they’re taking the fans` letters seriously. It looks like they are listening to the fans by pulling the plug on True Blood, because they knew how we feels and understand we having suffering from past seasons with Steve and Anna`s real life drama on the show and can`t sit through another season with Bill love Sookie cr*p. The show didn’t revolve around them. I think Brian Buckner finally got the last straw after he said “fans will fell in Bill again”, and he made things way worse and people are still attacking him.

    Yeah, I think HBO feels like they are such idiots and should listen to the fans earlier than letting writers kissing the actors` a**es in couple seasons earlier. Media knew what the fans really want and HBO,but Gay Al and writers ignored us. We all wanted Eric and Sookie,but they didn’t give what we want. :(

    Well, people wasn’t interested in the beginning of the show started (because people wasn’t in the redneck town and feeding blood. That’s totally gross). But Alex shown up as Eric and he brought true beauty of the show with his personality and his charming. :)

    But Charlaine Harris and the writers and SM are picking on Alex,because Alex made the show popularity. Gay Al avoid killing Eric off,because he knew the fans will attack him. Now Brian made a most biggest mistake by killing off the beloved Eric and fans refused to watch it next season. He tells everybody to calm down he`ll be back but different in form. I believe HBO finally pulled the last straw on Brian Buckner when He said Eric isn’t in the storyline and makes Billy into the hero cr*p.

    I was worry Alex refused to come back,because sunbathing scene. :( that was mean what they did to Alex like that. But probably he decide to come back,because it final season and we missing him. We really are hoping he finish his business with So okie.

    • I honestly think HBO heard Brian Buckners ideas for the next two seasons and didnt like them so they were like no thanks this will be the last season with 10 episodes… Hopefully since HBO have said they took the fans seriously, they will make Brian sign a contract to say a couple of things must happen to appease the fans… in a perfect world :/

  42. Agree with mostly everyone one here…kinda figured that next season would be its last.but hell…. I’m still so drained from the last season to even BEGIN to get anxious and crazy over the next…it’s so upsetting! WE the fans want Eric and sookie.thats all we EVER wanted..and I won’t be happy until we get it. .why can’t the writers get that!!! Let’s get the petition together!!!!!!

    • People magazine.com has a poll going for who should Sookie end up with next season. I voted for Eric and hopefully he and Pam off on their own storyline there is a spinoff somewhere down the line

  43. I think what we are overlooking is that the actors’ contracts were up. I think perhaps more than a few were ready to move on to other things. Sam Trammel is cast in another show (not that True Blood couldn’t survive without him). Actors are creative people, they don’t like to be stuck in ruts too long. I’ll miss this show like all get out, but I can understand them wanting to move on. I think the reason they lit up Eric in the finale was because AS wasn’t sure if he wanted to return, so they gave him a situation that could go either way.

    I like the idea of a spinoff! I don’t think it’ll be with the big three, but one with Jason leaving Bon Temps at the end because he’s tired of all the shit only to find out there’s crazier shit in another town would be a show worth sticking with.

  44. Yep, TBs demise has been coming since the end of season 4. Don’t know if I’ll watch season 7. The Bill/Sookie fest may be too vomit worthy. I’ll wait and see what is happening with the gorgeous Eric before I waste time, the show has become rather tedious and repetitive, maybe they really are using “the spirit of the books”. The last 3 books were a bit flat. GOT, Boardwalk Empire, Walking Dead and The Vikings are all good TV shows to watch.

    • Hey you want a worthy replacement to be obsessed over? ORPHAN BLACK on BBC America is the best show on tv. Only aired 1st season of 10 eps and 2nd season doesn’t start until April…i just discovered it and it’s really eased the TB pain and rejection.

      • Yeah that’s all I need to be sucked into another show with a gorgeous man in it like Dylan Bruce and fall in love with his character only to have the shows directors treat him like a red headed step child.

  45. I’ll watch this and be happy :)

    SWOON

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