HBO’s “True Blood” Will Meet Its End In 2014
It’s Time To Say Goodbye To “True Blood”…
It’s difficult to imagine our lives without Bill whispering “Sookie” or Eric’s delicious frame blotting out all other aspects of a scene, but alas, the time has come for us to wave goodbye to HBO’s hit sexy series True Blood and all the fantastic (and some odd) things that go with it. President of HBO Programming Michael Lombardo announced the news today, saying that 2014 will be the final year for True Blood and Season 7 will consist (like Season 6) of 10 episodes.
Lombardo recognised the show’s impact, claiming that True Blood has been “nothing short of a defining show for HBO.” He continued by saying: “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.” ~ Michael Lombardo
Alan Ball thanked cast, writers and crew for exceeding his “wildest expectations” and the viewers for choosing “to spend Sunday nights in Bon Temps with us.” Brian Buckner continued to thank the True Blood family, extending a personal note to the talented hard-working cast and crew “for their dedication and tenacity over the years.” Buckner assures fans that as they talk the 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.”
Season 6 of True Blood finished last month with an average gross audience of 10.6 million viewers per episode – and as such, remains one of HBO’s most popular series to date.