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TRUE BLOOD TO END RUN IN 2014
We just received the news from HBO, via the press release below, that Season 7 of True Blood will be the shows last season. We’re not too surprised, but it is bittersweet for us here at AllStephenMoyer and on The Vault. The show has been such a part of our lives for so long that it seems like losing a friend.
It’s been a wonderful experience for us being able to get to know all the cast members and to live through the experience with them as fans. I know I speak for for all the fans who have followed us and the show during all these many years.
We will of course continue to follow Stephen Moyer’s career just as we do now once the show ends.
For Immediate Release
HIT HBO SERIES TRUE BLOOD TO END RUN IN 2014
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.
Season six credits: TRUE BLOOD was created by Alan Ball; based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris; executive producers, Alan Ball, Brian Buckner, Gregg Fienberg and Alexander Woo; co-executive producer, Angela Robinson; supervising producer, Robin Veith; co-producers, Kate Barnow and Christina Jokanovich.
I know all good things must come to an end, but this is going to be very hard to deal with. I have become accustomed to seeing the characters of TB, and especially Bill Compton, every Sunday night for 12 (10 this year) weeks every summer, and can't imagine anything as good taking it's place in my summer viewing. Thank the technology gods for DVDs!
Not only has the series been such a boon, but the fan appreciation for Stephen Moyer has brought wonderful on-line friends, memories, and actual events into my life...it's just so much fun!
Being able to see Stephen in "Chicago" was a highlight of this experience, and I'm very hopeful we'll have opportunities to see this terrific talent and wonderful person more in the future, both on screen, and in live performances.
I'm not saying goodbye yet, much too early. But this place has been a fantastic part of the fan experience, and I'm hoping it continues to support Stephen Moyer for a long time to come, 'cause I'll be here to participate, that's for sure!
I had a feeling they were about to wrap it up but still it's hard to see it end. TrueBlood has earned it's place in television history as one of the most innovative series. Hoping they give us something really special for the final season and wishing they will reconsider and give the loyal fans a full 12 episodes.
A bit of sadness, yes, but I was expecting it. I'd rather the show go out when it still means something. It's not overstaying its welcome. I'm ok the news. It's been a hell of a ride. And I'm sure the the entire crew will work their hardest to go out with a bang!
What I'm not ok with is the fact that we're only getting 10 episodes. HBO should give it the full 12 episodes. Grrr.
There is already a petition circulating: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/dont-end-true-blood.html#fbbox
I think after December when Stephen does The Sound Of Music on NBC, he'll have more offers than he can keep up with.
Sad, but expected. I hope Stephen gets some exciting new gigs to take the place of True Blood once it wraps.
So sad to hear this, was hoping for at least 2 more years...but I don't want to be negative and am thankful that we got TB but most thankful that we got Stephen.
Thank you Shad and Lynn, you ladies are the best in keeping us informed.
Oh my … I’m not too surprised at the news, but still saddened. True Blood has been a big part of my life for six years. But all good things must come to an end, and it’s always good to go out when you are still at the top of your game.
Since #7 will be the final season, I hope the show goes out with a bang … amazing storytelling and as good a resolution as can be worked up for all our favorites.
Kudos to True Blood’s cast, crew and production staff. It’s been an incredible run!!!
I guess it's getting hard for the makeup team to keep the cast all looking the same un-aging vampires were always going to limit the run but I will miss it - nothing else on TV has kept me going back for more in a long time.
that sucks wish they keep on going on and on i enjoy watching the new seasons each year be cool if they made a movie !!
Its almost like they are takin away our family members.. lol.. after you have watched every season since the beginning and now its coming to an end:( My sundays will never be the same!