HBO’s vampires—and werewolves and fairies—will be back for another year.
True Blood has been renewed for a seventh season, the network announced Monday. “The show continues to be a thrill ride like nothing else on TV,” president of HBO Michael Lombardo said in a statement.
The drama series, which Lombardo describes as “a signature show for HBO, and a true phenomenon with…viewers,” is currently in the midst of its sixth season.
In its sixth year, True Blood continues to draw strong ratings: 4.5 million watched this season’s June 26 premiere. With the success of Game of Thrones, however, it is no longer the network’s most-watched show. The sixth season is also only set to be ten episodes, reduced from the usual twelve, and it is expected that the seventh-season order will follow the same format.
The summer drama airs Sundays at 9 PM.