'True Blood' Renewed for Seventh Season by HBO

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July 15th, 2013

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via press release:



LOS ANGELES, July 15, 2013 – , it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. New episodes of the series will debut in summer 2014, with executive producer Brian Buckner returning as showrunner.

“TRUE BLOOD remains a signature show for HBO, and a true phenomenon with our viewers,” noted Lombardo. “Thanks to Brian Buckner and his talented team, the show continues to be a thrill ride like nothing else on TV.”

Mixing romance, suspense, mystery and humor, the show 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 series follows waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who can hear people’s thoughts, vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and vampire Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård). Alan Ball (creator of the Emmy®-winning HBO series “Six Feet Under”) created the show, which is based on the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris.

The sixth season of TRUE BLOOD, which launched June 26, has inspired critical raves, with the Boston Herald praising the show for “suspense, surprises and crackling dialogue,” while US Weekly noted that the show’s “cheeky humor and vivid imagination are still there to relish,” and the New York Post called it “bloody hilarious.” According to early data, the show is already exceeding ten million viewers per episode.

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Season six credits: TRUE BLOOD was created by Alan Ball; based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris; executive producers, Alan Ball, Brian Buckner, Gregg Fienberg and Alexander Woo; co-executive producer, Angela Robinson; supervising producer, Robin Veith; co-producers, Kate Barnow and Christina Jokanovich.

  • Claire

    This year is so much improved over last year. So glad we get another season.

  • Juan

    Sam, you’re being stupid again.

    HBO spouts cum views because it’s good spin to attract new subscribers. In reality it’s a crap stat because it doesn’t measure unique viewers. If one person has HBO, & shares their GO with 10 friends, the show gets 11 views for 1 subscriber.

    HBO shows overseas do not neccessarily air on an HBO channel. Girls is not seen in as many nations as True Blood. Check the wiki & stop spouting stupidity.

    As for the acting talent in GoT vs True Blood it’s no comparison. GoT resembles wooden chars on a board compared to True Blood. Most of the chars don’t even resemble humanity. Their best talent was Boromir & they killed him in S1.

  • James

    Great news. Despite the fact that it is all over the place this season I still love this show. I don’t know why so many people are calling for season 7 to be the last. The show still great and I am still tuning in every Sunday at 9.

  • Miles R.

    This is fantastic news. Really loving this season so far. Can’t imagine summers away from Bon Temps. Please make next season twelve episodes again HBO!

  • John A

    It could go to 10 Seasons. HBO are dumb though that they dont premiere new shows out of True Blood and GOT only unfunny loser comedies.

  • John A

    Curb probably wont be made again. Shame as i love that show.

  • HBOlove

    I agree that season 4 and 5 were boring and the Authority such a waste, but Season 6 is much much better. They are working hard to fix the show and that works for me. I mean, look at their youtube channel to see the Vamp Camp Video, it is all so detailed, they know what they are doing this season. And I love it. Or the scene where Eric turns Willa is easily the best of its genre. After all, the show going away from the books makes it unpredictable and I like that. I hope for as many more seasons as possible.

  • Roman

    I can understand being unhappy with the show now, but I disagree with people who say it’s worse than ever or a bigger mess this year. There are actually less storylines, and a lot of them seem to be blending together unlike the past few seasons. Some of the characters are a little off, and the weres/shifters/Terry need to go, but I think it has improved this year. I will agree that they should wrap things next year, but it probably won’t happen.

  • samurai99

    Hey Juan, way to copy and paste your own nonsense as though that will make you sound smarter.

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