Viewers may be engaged in a love-hate relationship with this season of True Blood, however HBO’s happy enough with the show that it’s bringing the series back for season seven. Bill’s got the whole possessed by Lilith thing going on, Eric’s created a new vampire out of a vampire-hating politician’s daughter, everyone seems to be getting easily locked up in a vampire “camp” by members of the Louisiana Governor’s police force, and Sookie’s trying to figure out if a fairy/vampire named Warlow is actually in love with her or just one more of the supernatural creatures who’s taking advantage of her – and let’s not even talk about the character shifts going on with Alcide and Sam, all right?
HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo announced the renewal of the series, confirming season seven will air next summer. Lombardo also confirmed executive producer Brian Buckner will be back as showrunner.
“True Blood remains a signature show for HBO, and a true phenomenon with our viewers,” stated Lombardo. “Thanks to Brian Buckner and his talented team, the show continues to be a thrill ride like nothing else on TV.”
Season six has been drawing in over 10 million viewers per episode, according to HBO. The cast is led by Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, and Alexander Skarsgard, and features Joe Manganiello, Sam Trammell, Deborah Ann Woll, and Rob Kazinsky.