‘Tis a day to be sad, all ye who are fans of vampires, blood and consenting adult situations. HBO has announced that the upcoming seventh season (!) of True Blood, set to air in the summer of 2014, will be the True Blood final season.
Gotta say this is not a major surprise. Once vaunted by critics, True Blood has fallen down the ladder of praise a bit over the last few years. Still, it’s a fan favorite and a sure generator of money (read: subscriptions) for the pay cable channel. It’s tough to keep people involved once you start adding fairies, werewolves, and shapeshifters into the mix. Am I right? No, no I am not! That’s the kind of stuff we should be paying to see…but alas, the muse has tired of her True Blood breathings.
Here’s HBO president Michael Lombardo on the decision: