Somewhat unbelievably, the summer is drawing to a close so news about our favorite summer shows is flooding in, including HBO's vampire hit, True Blood.
Along with the announcement that Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom has been renewed for a third season (courtesy of Jeff Daniels’ twitter account), HBO has confirmed that next summer’s season seven will be the last for True Blood.
The series, based on Charlaine Harris’ The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels, has gathered quite the cult following thanks in part to the beautiful people who star as its main characters. Anna Pacquin as the show’s lead Sookie Stackhouse is joined by equally as nice looking Alexander Skarsgård, Stephen Moyer, Rutina Wesley, Ryan Kwanten, and Joe Mangienello. [And the gorgeous Deborah Ann Woll]
In the press release from HBO, True Blood‘s creator and showrunner through season five, Alan Ball commented on the ending of the show. “From the moment I read Charlaine’s books, I thought there was potential for something really special. 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.”
Some might feel as if the show has lost a bit of footing in recent seasons, but if history proves correct, knowing the upcoming seventh season is their last, True Blood writers should have the opportunity to bring the series to a close that does both the show and its fans justice.
Photos: I’m Here for Sookie!, HBO