“True Blood” is coming to an end. The show about vampires, werewolves, shape-shifters, fairies and witches will be ending after its seventh season.
“‘True Blood’ has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO,” Michael Lombardo, president of HBO Programming said in a statement. “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.”
HBO renewed “True Blood” for its seventh season back in July, but made no indication that the season could be the last. While ratings in the sixth season were down, the show is still the third most watched original scripted series in HBO history, following “The Sopranos” and “Game of Thrones.”
The final 10 episodes of “True Blood” will air next summer. Are you sad to see the fantastical series go?