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True Blood Season 8 won’t happen as Season 7 is last

True Blood Season 7 will be the end of the story for Sookie, Bill, Eric and co, reveals HBO

True Blood Season 4, you'll miss this shit.
True Blood Season 4, you’ll miss this shit.

It’s long been on the cards, but it’s still sad to have it confirmed as HBO have revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that True Blood Season 7 will be the scandalous supernatural show’s final one.

HBO president of programming Michael Lombardo said in a statement, “True Blood has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO. 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.”

Series creator and previous showrunner Alan Ball added, ““From the moment I read Charlaine’s books, I thought there was 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. 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.”

True Blood Season 6 is currently airing on HBO in the US, and will come to the UK later this year on FOX. Pick up Season 5 on DVD for £28.75 or Blu-ray for £36 from Amazon.co.uk.