'True Blood' Season 7 HBO Summer 2014 will be Final Episodes (VIDEO)

Matt LloydSep 03, 2013 07:55 PM EDT




True Blood Season 7 Summer of  2014 Will of Final for HBO Hit Series 


"True Blood" is coming to an end with Season 7 in 2014. HBO made the announcement that the show would not extend after next summer and fans seem satisfied with that. Many shows go on too long and it is better to end a show on a high note. 

Some felt that even the six seasons of "True Blood" have gone too long. Viewership has dropped 700,000 people a year the last few years and so even by ratings standpoints, the best might have already been.

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

Showrunner Brian Buckner told The Hollywood Reporter, "It's going to be an HBO call," he continued. "I don't have the answer yet. I'm requesting it. I want to know if I'm breaking the final season or not. I do hope to get that answer. The show is viable as long as the audience still cares. They might be mad right now, but they care," he said, with a nod to Alexander Skarsgard's then-uncertain future with the series ... The final season of True Blood returns next summer. A formal premiere date has not yet been announced.

"True Blood" ranks as HBO's third-most-watched original series ever, behind The Sopranos and Game of Thrones. 

Season 7 will consist of 10 episodes and premiere Summer of 2014. 



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