HBO is thirsty for more True Blood: The cabler has renewed the vampire drama for a seventh season, to launch in Summer 2014.
Executive producer Brian Buckner, who last March replaced Mark Hudis as showrunner, will remain in that role for Season 7.
True Blood, which is midway through its sixth season, “remains a signature show for HBO, and a true phenomenon with our viewers,” said HBO programming prez Michael Lombardo in a statement. “Thanks to Brian and his talented team, the show continues to be a thrill ride like nothing else on TV.”
HBO declined to say how many episodes Season 7 will consist of, but sources put the number once again at 10.
The show’s Season 6 premiere last month drew 4.5 million viewers, off 14 percent from Season 5’s opener.
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