“True Blood’s” Season 7 will be its last.
HBO announced on Monday that the show will end its run in 2014.
“’True Blood’ has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO,” HBO President of Programming, Michael Lombardo, said in a release on Tuesday. “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.”
Former showrunner Ball said in a statement he was thankful to HBO and the viewers for the success of the show, which will wrap up at the conclusion of Season 7 next year.
“From the moment I read Charlaine’s books, I thought there was potential for something really special,” Ball said in a statement. “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” returns for its final 10-episode season, next summer on HBO.
-- Jolie Lash