HBO has announced via press release that True Blood will end its run in 2014, after recently announcing that the series had been renewed for a 7th season. Thankfully, it'll be its last.
The final season, which launches next summer, will consist of ten episodes.
"True Blood has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO," said Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. "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."
Mixing romance, suspense, mystery and humor, True Blood takes place in a world where vampires and humans co-exist, after vampires have come out of the coffin, thanks to the invention of mass-produced synthetic blood that means they no longer need humans as a nutritional source.
The 6th season of the series, concluded last month.