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HBO Finally Says Goodbye To 'True Blood' - Season 7 Will Be Its Last

by Tambay A. Obenson
September 3, 2013 3:26 PM
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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.

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  • Miles Ellison | September 3, 2013 10:54 PMReply

    No more trailer trash vampire porn? Say it ain't so.

  • adiaha | September 3, 2013 6:12 PMReply

    I really enjoy the brand of crazy True Blood offers. Any story-line that involves vampires deserves the opportunity to go bananas. I am glad they did. Cheers to one more season.

  • Bforreal | September 3, 2013 4:58 PMReply

    As a fan of the Sookie Stackhouse novels, I've been a TrueBlood fan from the beginning. But the show truly went off the deep end in Season 5, and this past season almost made up for it but failed ultimately in the last few episodes. I'm looking forward to the next/final season, and I hope the give the show a good conclusion. I will certainly miss the beautiful Lafayette (that man and his fabulous headrags and eyelashes, dang) and Tara the Vamp (they should've made her a vamp a long time ago), as well as much of the rest of the cast. But I think 7 years is enough, since they decided not to follow the books. As bad as it is sometimes, TrueBlood is still my favorite tv show.

  • Taye | September 4, 2013 1:44 PM

    o_O If a show sucks, it sucks.

  • Bforreal | September 3, 2013 5:02 PM

    Also, Tambay, you know usually I'm cool with your snark, but I think it's a little off-putting here. We're talking about a show with not one but two black queer characters. I don't like a lot of things about the show, but that alone is enough to make it worthy of some respect. I mean, we're not going to see another successful mainstream show with two black queer characters for a very long time. I'm just saying.

  • @JayTeeDee | September 3, 2013 4:24 PMReply

    I'm glad they are finally ending it. I'm a fan of the show but the show got too out there especially this past season.

  • curious1 | September 3, 2013 4:05 PMReply

    I'm not usually one to snark but this show truly jumped the shark this season under Buckner's lead - it is so diffuse and uninteresting that it has joined the undead itself - hope that he can redeem himself in the final season

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