Announced yesterday by president of HBO programming Michael Lombado, True Blood has officially been slated to come to an end. The hit HBO show will air it’s seventh and final season next summer. Season seven will consist of ten episodes.
Alan Ball took the incredible novels written by Charlene Harris and brought them to life with a stellar cast including Anna Paquin who played Sookie Stackhouse. For five wonderful seasons, Ball crafted an amazing show that pulled in a large fan following. The baton was passed to Brian Buckner who did a fantastic job with season six and will finish out the show with season seven.
Alan Ball and Brian Buckner took the time to release their thoughts on the ending of the show:
“From the moment I read Charlaine’s books, I thought there was potential for something really special,” says Alan Ball. “Then our amazing writers, cast and crew brought her world to life in a way that exceeded my wildest expectations. I’m deeply grateful to HBO for being true partners and collaborators, and, of course, to the viewers who chose to spend Sunday nights in Bon Temps with us.”
“I feel enormously proud to have been a part of the ‘True Blood’ family since the very beginning,” says Brian Buckner. “I guarantee that there’s not a more talented or harder-working cast and crew out there, and I’d like to extend a personal heartfelt thanks to them for their dedication and tenacity over the years, especially this past year, as I stepped into a larger role. Thank you also to HBO for their unwavering support and of course to Alan Ball, whose genius enabled all of us to share in this incredible journey. Finally, a huge thank you to the most passionate fans in television. As we take a final walk through Bon Temps together, we will do our very best to bring Sookie’s story to a close with heart, imagination and, of course, fun.”
Truebies took to social media with an outpour of despair over the ending of the show and support for the wonderful seasons HBO put out. As we prepare to say goodbye to Sookie, Eric, Bill and the other residents of Bon Temps, we will be giving our inside opinion on what we hope to see in the final season, what we loved about the past seasons and an ode to each character.
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