July 16, 2013 11:17
'True Blood' confirmed to return for seventh season in 2014
HBO has officially recommissioned the vampire series starring Anna Paquin and Alexander Skarsgård
True Blood will return for a seventh season in summer 2014, HBO has confirmed.
"True Blood remains a signature show for HBO and a true phenomenon with our viewers," the network's programming president Michael Lombardo said in a press statement announcing that the hit vampire series has been recommissioned.
Season six of True Blood began on HBO last month (June) and is expected to air in the UK from September on the FXUK channel. The show, which launched in 2008, centres on the adventures of Anna Paquin's Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic waitress living in the fictional town of Bontemps, Louisiana, where humans co-exist with vampires. The long-term cast also includes Alexander Skarsgård, Ryan Kwanten and Stephen Moyer, who is married to Paquin in real-life.
True Blood was created by Alan Ball, the Oscar-winning writer of American Beauty, based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charmaine Harris. Ball stood down as showrunner at the end of season five and was replaced by Brian Buckner, who will be returning for season seven.
"Thanks to Brian Buckner and his talented team, the show continues to be a thrill ride like nothing else on TV," HBO's Michael Lombardo added in the press statement.
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