HBO’s ‘True Blood’ to end in 2014

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HBO has announced that its famous vampire-centric show “True Blood” is scheduled to end next year, after its seventh and final season.

The cable network announced yesterday that the fan-favorite vampire drama, which stars Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Alexander Skarsgard (among many other talented stars), will end after a 10-episode seventh season next summer.

HBO program chief Michael Lombardo said in a statement: “True Blood has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO. (Executive producer) 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 Ball continued: “From the moment I read Charlaine’s books, I thought there was the potential for something really special. Then our amazing writers, cast and crew brought her world to life in a way that exceeded my wildest expectations.”

Brian Buckner took over Ball’s seat in the recently-concluded sixth season (and is reportedly set to continue overseeing day-to-day productions up to the finale.

True Blood continues to be HBO’s most popular series. The season 6 averaged 10.6 million viewers across platforms.

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