‘True Blood’ Renewed For a Fourth Season

by | June 21, 2010 at 1:56 PM | True Blood, TV News

'True Blood' star Anna Paquin (Photo: HBO)

'True Blood' star Anna Paquin (Photo: HBO)

There will continue to be blood – on ‘True Blood‘ – now that HBO has officially renewed its fangs-tastic drama series for a 12-episode fourth season.

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“The new season of ‘True Blood’ is off to a terrific start, as enthusiasm for this unique show continues to build among both subscribers and critics,” HBO programming chief Michael Lombardo said in announcing the pick-up. “We’re looking forward to more chills from [series creator] Alan Ball and his gifted team next year.”

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Ball in turn says, “I am beyond thrilled to be able to continue working with this amazing cast and crew. This is the most fun I have ever had.”

‘True Blood’ kicked off its third season on June 13 by delivering an audience of 5.1 million total viewers, a gain of 38 percent from its Season 2 opener.

Season 4 will begin production early next year in Los Angeles, with a debut set for summer 2011.

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