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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

‘True Blood’ Meets The True Death With Season 7



True-Blood-Season-7Word officially comes out that season 7 of ‘True Blood’ will be the final season of ‘True Blood’. We have all been prepared any day for the show to end, most of us since the very first threat of cancellation all those many seasons ago. I suppose I will still mourn for the show and wear my untelevised veil of sorrow for the series much as I do ‘Buffy’ ,’Angel’, ‘The Gates’ and ‘Dollhouse’, but I am eager to see how this last season takes us out as we prepare for the show to meet it’s true death. The 10 episode season return of ‘True Blood’ will take place the summer of 2014. The word came from programming president Michael Lombardo. 

"True Blood has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO," noted HBO programming head Michael Lombardo. "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."

"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."

Mixing romance, suspense, mystery and humor, True Blood takes place in a world where vampires and humans co-exist, after vampires have come out of the coffin, thanks to the invention of mass-produced synthetic blood that means they no longer need humans as a nutritional source. The series follows waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who can hear people’s thoughts, vampireBill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and vampire Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard). Alan Ball (creator of the Emmy-winning HBO series "Six Feet Under") created the show, which is based on the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris.

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