True Blood is ending in 2014. I know, I know — feels like a stake has been driven right through your heart, huh, Trubies? It seems like just yesterday we were jumping for joy that our favorite HBO vampire-filled drama was signed for another season. So why has HBO decided to end the show that we so dearly love sinking our teeth into?
Well, this is what Michael Lombardo, president of programming at HBO, had to say about True Blood ending after Season 7. "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."
Charlaine Harris' books were brought to life with the amazing True Blood crew and cast consisting of actors like Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, Ryan Kwanten, Deborah Ann Woll and so many more, according to the original showrunner, Alan Ball. "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."
Buckner then chimed in, signing the same sentiments. "I feel enormously proud to have been a part of the True Blood family since the very beginning. 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."
So this is what being brokenhearted feels like, huh? On the bright side, at least the writers of True Blood's Season 7 have a nice chunk of time to gracefully end the show.
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