The vampire drama will be wrapping up with its seventh series, HBO announced today.
“True Blood has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO,” said HBO’s 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.
Ball as the showrunner paved the way for Brian Buckner to lead the writers in creating the sixth season and will do so for the seventh, Lombardo said.
“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,” Lombardo said.
The final season will air summer 2014.