HBO’s hit series True Blood wrapped up it’s sixth season not too long ago, but don’t hold out for too much more. HBO has announced that the Anna Paquin series will be ending it’s run after next year’s seventh season concludes. The announcement was made just months after the show was renewed for a seventh season and has come as a depressing shock to fans. Per HBO president Michael Lombardo:
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.
With 2014 marking the end of the show, thus will end an era for HBO. True Blood was one of the first shows to kick off the prestigious run the channel has been on in recent years with it’s original content. It also means that fans will be getting an epic conclusion to a series they fell in love with over the years, rather than have the show run on after it’s long run out of ideas.