HBO have announced their hit series True Blood will end in 2014.
The announcement came soon after the show’s seventh season was announced, which will air next summer with a ten-episode run, and serve as the show’s final season.
“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 and crafted a show that has taken its many devoted fans on an unforgettable journey…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, president of HBO Programming said in a statement.
Starring Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse, True Blood showcases the ‘complicated’ intermingling of vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, fairies, and other supernatural beings living alongside humans in a small town in Louisiana. From vampire blood being the drug of choice, shape-shifting deceptions, and the Tru-Blood drink allowing humans and vampires to co-exist, not to mention a lot of sex, there’s a lot going on.
Every season has promised more sex, blood, and mystery than the last in the small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana; which contributed to the large fan-base of the show.
“From the moment I read Charlaine’s books, I thought there was potential for something really special,” says True Blood creator Alan Ball. “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.”
True Blood’s sixth season ended last month with strong reviews, and an average audience of 10.6 million people per episode, making it one of HBO’s most popular series.
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