As expected, the seventh season of the HBO vampire fantasy series True Blood will be its last season. The network made the announcement today, which means there are only 10 more episodes left until the series is gone.
HBO president of programming Michael Lombardo had to to say in a statement,
True Blood has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO. 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.
I’ve enjoyed watching the series over the years, but it’s sure taken some very unexpected turns over the last couple of seasons. It’s going to end a very different show than it began. Ball stepped down as the series showrunner after season 6, but he had this to say in a statement,
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.
I think it’s time the show finally came to a close, now we can only hope they give it an ending that the fans will love.