HBO: True Blood Season 7 Will Be Its Finale

By Jacob Klein on Sep 3, 2013 to Featured Post, True Blood


Well many of us thought this might happen!  True Blood has had a great run with millions of viewers tuning in every Sunday night these past 6 summers.  We know that many of you are saddened by this news and will likely be feeling rage, a sense of loss or maybe even betrayal.   True Blood has a longer than usual run on HBO.  And maybe we can all take solace in the fact that this might mean good things for the hopefully long-running Game of Thrones series and other potential HBO hits in the future.  

Here’s the official word from HBO this morning:

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3, 2013 – The hit show TRUE BLOOD will end its run in 2014, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. Consisting of ten episodes, the previously announced seventh season will launch next summer.

“TRUE BLOOD has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO,” noted 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. 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.”

“From the moment I read Charlaine’s books, I thought there was potential for something really special,” says Alan Ball. “Then our amazing writers, cast and crew brought her world to life in a way that exceeded my wildest expectations. I’m deeply grateful to HBO for being true partners and collaborators, and, of course, to the viewers who chose to spend Sunday nights in Bon Temps with us.”

“I feel enormously proud to have been a part of the TRUE BLOOD family since the very beginning,” says Brian Buckner. “I guarantee that there’s not a more talented or harder-working cast and crew out there, and I’d like to extend a personal heartfelt thanks to them for their dedication and tenacity over the years, especially this past year, as I stepped into a larger role. Thank you also to HBO for their unwavering support and of course to Alan Ball, whose genius enabled all of us to share in this incredible journey. Finally, a huge thank you to the most passionate fans in television. As we take a final walk through Bon Temps together, we will do our very best to bring Sookie’s story to a close with heart, imagination and, of course, fun.”

Mixing romance, suspense, mystery and humor, TRUE BLOOD takes place in a world where vampires and humans co-exist, after vampires have come out of the coffin, thanks to the invention of mass-produced synthetic blood that means they no longer need humans as a nutritional source. The series follows waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who can hear people’s thoughts, vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and vampire Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård). Alan Ball (creator of the Emmy®-winning HBO series “Six Feet Under”) created the show, which is based on the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris.

The sixth season of TRUE BLOOD, which concluded last month, inspired critical raves, with the Boston Herald praising the show for “suspense, surprises and crackling dialogue,” while US Weekly noted that the show’s “cheeky humor and vivid imagination are still there to relish,” and the New York Post called it “bloody hilarious.” With an average gross audience of 10.6 million viewers per episode, the show remains one of HBO’s most popular series.

True Blood Season 7 will premiere in summer 2014 and end there. No word about how many episodes it will include given this year’s reduced number. Throw us an HBO movie in 2015 or something, HBO?  We’ll talk about that when the time comes :)  Until then go reserve season 6 on Blu Ray and prepare yourself for the finale!

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I Think if they are going to end it, they should have like 20 episodes so they can go back to the books way. Charlaine ended the series this year and she did a great job of it. So here is your ideas go back to the books!!! When Alan Ball strayed from the books that’s when it went weird. And I will also be cancelling HBO I only got it to watch Trueblood and when it’s gone so is HBO.


i agree with the fact that i felt the show strayed wayy too far from the books… i still liked the show however tho I liked the books better!


Actually, in Feb of last year you said it was possibly HBO’s number one show and it won’t be cancelled anytime soon.

Antoinette Grant
It’s sad to see the show leave the air but I kind of get the feeling the True Blood front runners knew this during comic con and kept it hush. There is going to be a lot of loose ends, questions, and more outrage. I hope they have a spin off series or a mini episode planned to at least show the fans they appreciate our dedication to the show as much as they claim. I think when Alan Ball left the show in the state it was in they should have stopped him from having anything further to do… Read more »


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If they don’t at least consider fans’ requests to not end at season 7 and they really do cancel, there better be more than 10 freakin episodes and the finale better be fuckin epic. Or if they bring Godric for a few eps they can do whatever the hell they want.

Money Brown
I am sadden too hear my favorite show is going off after season 7, I look forward to watching true blood and wait every summer for it too return and the story line doesn’t end just yet. There are so many sookie stackhouse book how could you finish this incredible show so soon, at lease let it hit that ten year marker I loved all seasons. I guess I have too look forward to the vampire dairies this fall. HBO you will be cancelled sorry but true blood was the only show I watched on your network and please let… Read more »

sign the petition to SAVE TRUE BLOOD here: =)


I will never watch HBO again after season 7 of true blood I only had it for True blood.


Hi Rosemarie,

Before you cancel HBO, I would suggest starting a couple of other shows. There are a ton of amazing series to discover; Veep, Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos, Game of Thrones, The Newsroom, Bored to Death… The list goes on!


Jacob Klein

Great reply! Lots of other shows on the way too. Not to mention documentaries and movies.

Jennifer Hallinan

Season 1 was good. That’s about all I have to say that’s good. I spent the rest of the seasons wishing that they would go back to being like Season 1. It lost its atmosphere and got hokey (-er).


season1 followed the first book almost to a tea… :)


except that Lafyette died in the first book!!!

lady zion

Season 6 was bad really bad!!! Goodbye HBO. I have no reason to keep you!!!!

I seem to be in the minority in that I HATED the first three seasons of True Blood, especially season 2 (“Hey, lets have an orgy as a major plot point! That fill be fun, right guys!… guys?”), and thought that season 4-6 were are vast improvement. So I will be sad to see True Blood go. However, as for season 7 being the final season, this is fitting in perfectly with my prediction. I think HBO’s plan is to continue developing American Gods over the next few months and then give it a series order next year so that… Read more »
Alicia West

If you read the books Season two kept up with book two as much as it could. It was an orgy of sorts but that was what the Maenad did.

VL Vanderveer

Kind of sad-but-not-sad about this. The last two seasons (well, season 4 was also a bit disappointing) have been lacking when compared to season 1-3. It will definitely be a classic in the future, but, for now, the true death for “True Blood” is probably a good thing.


IMDB is already reporting that there will be 10 Episodes aired next season.

All I can say to this is THANK THE GODS.

“…crafting a spectacular sixth season…” A Spectacular failure. Season 6 of True Blood was the worst season of TV I have ever watched in 25 years of being alive to watch TV.

The story lines were too predictable, the characters all fell flat. The only redeeming grace was Alexander Skarsgard’s performances.

Good riddance.

Nick L Lopez

I hope you’re exaggerating, because I can think of some seasons of TV that were worse than season 6, including season 5 of True Blood.

Raylan Givens

Indeed… Seeing each episode was like a true chore. Very tiring ’cause of what you mentioned.

Valentin Segpa Fauvet
Valentin Segpa Fauvet

“True Blood Season 8 will premiere in summer 2014 and end there” season 7 no ?

Jacob Klein

Typo. Fixed!

Jef Dinsmore

This does not suprise me in the least. When they announced that TRUE BLOOD was going ‘back to basics” for Season Seven I thought it might be one more nail in the coffin.

Seven Seven should be a quite interesting indeed. TRUE BLOOD as a series is a worthy one to soon be labeled an HBO Classic.

Jacob Klein

A classic indeed! One of HBO’s biggest, no doubt.

Making way for American Gods is my guess.


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