HBO's True Blood will finally be coming to an end in 2014
Are you still watching TRUE BLOOD? If you are still a faithful follower of the HBO series, it was announced today that the seventh season would be the last.
The viewership started off strong then I'd say that after the third season the interest started to taper. The storylines started to get ridiculous and veered far from what fans had read in Charlaine Harris' "Sookie Stackhouse" novels. I still kept watching through all of this. I think I was annoyed more than anything else though I did suffer bouts of secondhand embarrassment. I didn't read the books so I'm just waiting to see how it all ends.
The seventh season will air in 2014 with a ten episode run. I have yet to catch up on the sixth season but it was spoiled for me. So I know why fans are upset at how the finale ended. However, I think that they will find a way to remedy that situation.
HBO President of Programming Michael Lombardo addressed the show coming to an end 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."
Ball also made comments on his run with the series:
"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."
Are you glad the series will finally be over, or do you think it could go a few more seasons?