Vampires are immortal, "True Blood" however is not. On Tuesday, HBO announced that its sexy vampire series “True Blood” will come to an end after its seventh season in the summer of 2014. It’s sad news for those diehard Sookie fans. The hugely successful series is based on bestselling author Charlaine Harris’ series of books called The Southern Vampire Mysteries.
According to Michael Lombardo, president of HBO programming, the final season will consist of 10 episodes. In a statement Lombardo said,
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.
“True Blood” follows Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic fairy princess who seems to be a magnet for vampires. The young waitress has been in relationships with three vampires, a shape shifter and a werewolf. In the world of “True Blood,” vampires have been exposed to the world and try to co-exist with one another. In the previous six seasons of “True Blood,” Sookie and the residents of Bon Temps have had to fend off a variety of creatures. HBO wrapped up season six last month with more than 10.6 million viewers on average tuning in. “True Blood” stars Academy Award winner Anna Paquin as Sookie, Stephen Moyer and Alexander Skarsgård. “True Blood’s” final season will start at the beginning of summer in 2014.