Vampires, werewolves and fairies are coming back to HBO. The network has just renewed “True Blood” for a seventh season.
“True Blood remains a signature show for HBO, and a true phenomenon with our viewers,” said HBO programming president Michael Lombardo. “Thanks to Brian Buckner and his talented team, the show continues to be a thrill ride like nothing else on TV.”
The June premiere of “True Blood’s” sixth season drew in 4.5 million viewers, which is down from last year. However, the show was up against the NBA Finals during its time slot. Ratings for the season have been steady, even though many fans have shown their displeasure with the direction the show has taken.
Despite that, “True Blood” is the third most-watched original series on HBO, following behind “The Sopranos” and “Game of Thrones.”
Season seven of “True Blood” will air in summer 2014.