Breaking: HBO Renews True Blood For Season 5

No surprise here: HBO has officially renewed True Blood for a 12-episode fifth season to bow next summer.

The news comes two weeks after Alan Ball inked a deal to stay on as showrunner through Season 5. “Everything ends, and there will be an end for me on this show at some point,” Ball told reporters last month at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. “But I don’t have any desire to leave because I’m having more fun than I have in my entire life.”

Ball added that he’s already hard at work on the fifth season, which will “explore how one of the vampires was made,” as well as introduce new characters.

“I am thrilled that True Blood continues to enjoy a phenomenal reception from both subscribers and critics,” said HBO president Michael Lombardo in a statement. “Alan Ball and his gifted team have devised the greatest thrill ride on TV.”

True Blood‘s current fourth season concludes next month.

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  1. Dr. Matt says:

    Good. This season is phenomenal and it makes me wish the week away just to get to the next episode. Does TVLine need any staff physicians?

    • lorna says:

      How about if HBO gives it like 15 eps? 12 is NOT enough.

    • Kay says:

      I love True Blood! It is my favorite program to watch on HBO. I drop everything just to be in front of my t.v. whenever it is time to come on……….You Rock! I do think we need to see more of Sooki and Eric together! They make a great couple.

  2. shaun says:

    First!They need better writers too!

    • Patrick says:

      They already have great writers. OMG what I would give to be a staff writer on this show!!!!!

    • Nikki says:

      BAHHAH. Are you kidding me! The writers are amazing and so is the staff! I go through more emotions during one episode then I do during an entire year. I have much respect for them.

  3. stephanie says:

    Yeah! !! I already wonder what the story line will be!!! Thx HBO! !!

  4. SAM says:

    Great news!

  5. Michelle says:

    Can we have a vampire show that actually kills people? There are more cast members and storylines than you can shake a stick at! Make. It. Stop.

  6. Laurel says:

    Great News !
    I know the show will end eventually but I’m hoping that Season 5 isn’t the Final Season for the Show and Alan Ball.

  7. Elizabeth says:

    Happy news! Love this show so much. Love the cast too. I will hate the day when it ends. Eric Northman is my favorite vampire! He makes the hot summers much more bearable for me :)

  8. Guess says:

    Excellent News! This is the BEST show of the genre!

  9. julz says:

    Love the books, love the shows! Cannot wait for more! If you don’t dig it… Change the channel! Xxx

  10. kelsie says:

    Love True Blood! So happy its been renewed!

  11. Noah says:

    The vampire being made story is about Pam. He already said we would see how she was made in season 5. I wish I had a link to that…

  12. Justin says:

    Love the good news, and love this show!

  13. tj says:

    now just get sookie and bill back together and keep them that way!

    • Elianne says:

      Hear, hear! But I think Bill and Sookie are going to have to wait and go through various kinds of hell before that happens. That’s OK,
      as long as it happens eventually.

  14. Mile says:

    Every one in the show are amazing rock on true blood best show with balls love it

  15. CArlos says:

    I have read all the books , the series are good but pleas a litt’ more action and more episode

  16. kaytlyn says:

    Omfg! We NEED 2 seasons a year like forever… kinda like young and resstless but longer, if I didn’t have this show I wouldn’t make it through the year…I litteraly get depressed over the winter….pathetic but nessisary!!

  17. says:

    I my self love true blood one of hbo best show and would hate the day it has to end just love the story lines