‘True Blood’ to End Its Run Next Year

by | September 3, 2013 at 1:12 PM | True Blood, TV News

Stephen Moyer of "True Blood" (Photo: HBO)

By Tim Kenneally

Brace yourselves, “True Blood” fans; the end is near. HBO Programming president Michael Lombardo said on Tuesday that the vampire drama will end its run next year following its seventh season, which will launch next summer.

HBO Programming president Michael Lombardo said on Tuesday that the vampire drama will end its run next year following its seventh season, which will launch next summer.

In a statement, Lombardo called “True Blood” — which saw the departure of showrunner Alan Ball prior to its sixth season — “nothing short of a defining show for HBO.”

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“‘True Blood’ has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO,” Lombardo said. “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.”

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