It's Official: True Blood End Date Set, Season 7 Will Be Sookie's Swan Song

True Blood Cancelled Fangs for the memories: As we hinted last week, True Blood‘s upcoming seventh season will indeed be the show’s last, HBO confirmed Tuesday.

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True Blood has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO,”  said HBO’s president of programming Michael Lombardo in a statement. “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.”

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Buckner, meanwhile, thanked “the most passionate fans in television” and promised to “do our very best to bring Sookie’s story to a close with heart, imagination and, of course, fun.”

True Blood‘s polarizing Season 6 finale on Sunday drew 4.1 million viewers, down from both its season opener (which drew 4.5 mil) and its Season 5 finale (5 mil).

True Blood‘s 10-episode farewell season will premiere in summer 2014.

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440 Comments
  1. Sky says:

    I’m a late fan to the show as of the end of last year when some of my former tenants left the full season 2 in the house when they vacated. I almost gave it aeY thinking it was a horror movie. Thank God I took that sneak peak one note just to check it out…..ive since bought or rented every single season 1-6 several times each. I fell in love with the Sookie.Bill love story even.more so knowing their married in real life. Other amazing actors and story lines were Pam,.Lafayette, Jason and Tara. But Eric of course won me over from his 1st appearance. I want to have his children. Love you Alex!. I’m not big on TV and don’t have cable for that reason. I’m a busy single mom but when I like something I go buy it so I can watch it over and over on my time. I don’t want HBO to cancel the show its as good or addictive as Sinfield, Frasier or Friends just with nudity. If this truly is the end for HBO then I hope it can move to another channel unlike maybe FX like Niptuck. No the show wasn’t perfect, no I didn’t read the books but it was good adult late note TV compared to all that teenage crap on TV lately. I love ASkars but think the show made him so famous that his salary and maybe others became cumbersome for the network and we know it really boils down to the $$$. I hope to continue to watch TB in a different venue or as suggested a 2 hour movie next year and the next like Twilight and Sex and the City. Hoplessly addicted to TB AND WILL SUPPORT ALL THEIR MAIN ACTORS IN THEIR FUTURE ENDEAVORS…….subliminal message….keep TB on TV forever and keep showing the naked ASkars show”.

  2. Candi B says:

    I was loaned Seasons 1-3 when I had no cable, being I love this kinda stuff! I LOVED THEM AND COULDN’T WAIT TO SEE THE NEXT EPISODES!!! When I started seeing TB on HBO it would drive me crazy to have to wait to see the next eepisode for one whole week!!! I LOVE IT, YEAH some episodes could be better, but I love the show and DON’T WANT TO SEE IT END!!!

  3. shannon says:

    Sookie and Eric have to end up together!

  4. shannon says:

    I want more True Blood ! 7 seasons isn’t enough!

  5. Mary Henderson-Greenwell says:

    Right the only reason why I pay for HBO is for trueblood after the final season I am sure enough canceling the channel.

  6. elaine terry says:

    i dont want to see it end hbo is gonna lose a lot of virwers i love trueblood

  7. Leslie says:

    True Blood is amazing wish it wouldn’t end!

  8. when is the new season beginning.

  9. kyla says:

    Well im really mad that its ending. Seems like there is alot going on to end in just ten hours… i really hope they changed their minds and keep going or im cancelling HBO. And im not joking.

  10. AllieNic says:

    I am VERY disappointed that they are not continueing True Blood!!!! I think the writers and producers need to get to work so that they can continue the seasons. HBO is going to loose A LOT of customers when True Blood ends and I will be one of the many. :(

    • Mark says:

      I agree with everything you said but then again HP only only let seasons go to about six if you’ve noticed almost all of their HBO series always ended at six or seven seasons

  11. effie says:

    Maybe we should all get on the HBO website and leave our wishes with them.. Who knows they are probably not checking this website. I am so sad :( I am really anticipating the final season now knowing it will be the last.!!! SO LONG ERIC :( SO LONG BILL :( SO LONG JASON:( SO LONG SOOKIE! I WILL MISS YOU ALL!!!!

    • Sabrina says:

      We really should, I made a comment similar to yours earlier. How would we reach out to them, if we do or someone does HBO should be told to look at this website and read the comments, it’s unfair that they made this decision when all they have to do is look here to see the show needs to go on

  12. Mark says:

    Anyone else notice that all of HBO series always end up to six or seven season they never keep it going there is no reason to end trueblood or boardwalk empire but again hbo only keeps shows tops 7 seasons

  13. Michelle says:

    It’s really sad the show has to come to an end. I have been a fan since the beggining. Every show is gonna have some seasons that are better then others. Some are gonna be good and some are gonna be bad. I hope Sookie ends up with Alcide.
    If the show ends i will cancel my HBO subscription. That’s the the only reason i have HBO. And I’m surr there will be a lot of people canceling their subscriptions.

  14. Joy says:

    So very sad to see this amazing show is ending!!!

  15. chris says:

    TB lost its way after season 4.Compared to Sopranos and Breaking Bad it just didnt have any appeal.

  16. Melissa says:

    It would have been a better series if they followed the books more with the characters. This past series wasn’t bad just too short. I look at it this way, since True Blood is the only reason why I have HBO I’ll just cancel it and save myself some money. I know many of my friends have said the same.

    • Ryan says:

      I think most people will cancell there hob and if the people at hbo see that they might sighn them again also keep in mind that the actors who are vampires are getting older and looking older and since vamps don’t age it wouldn’t make sense if Eric or bill looked a lot older

  17. meg says:

    I read the books and hoped one day they would be taken to film. I will forever be grateful to HBO for jumpin on the ball! I think the series has had an amazing run at it and can only hope they end it with a proper bang (not one of those clifhangers that leave youwanting more when you know you can’t get it)! Also i wish they would have included Quinn…but anyway, thanks for a good show HBO!

  18. Sherry McCormick says:

    I hate to see it end. My question is, are the cast ready to leave? What if someone could send in a Spec Script with new ideas that could maybe spawn a few more seasons. Would they want to stay? Who is the best person to put it in the hands of? Understand it would be an episode and not knowing their exact direction I could only steer it to a fresh one of my own making and if they like it they can work with it. I would be thrilled to write more.

  19. Tabitha Thompson says:

    This is some of the most depressing news ive gotten all week. I just found out :( I really want Eric and Sookie get together. Or maybe even alcide and sookie. Hahaha :)

  20. Shannon m says:

    i hate the fact this show is being cut off air i am very sad as i watch this show religiously. I love the story lines and not just that there are some very good looking men through the series. wish it could carry on!

  21. CL THOMAS says:

    I can’t believe HBO cancelled True Blood! I have no reason to watch HBO after their final season.

  22. Bobby says:

    That is some bull that the series ends at 7? It really could keep going on for a few more seasons but if it has to end then at least make it go 12 or 13 episodes at least an it better b the best season of all of them or there will b plenty of bad reviews you can guarantee that

  23. Jack Burton says:

    I gotta laugh at the person who called Game of Thrones juvenile. True Blood has turned from a great and unique series for 3 seasons and turned into a bisexual soft porn that is more slapstick comedy than drama meant for teenagers. It’s HORRIBLE. And people watch HBO for Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones, and The Sopranos, The Wire, Deadwood, Rome, OZ, Entourage and Curb Your Enthusiasm before it. I also heard someone saying that True Blood keeps “pushing the envelope”. Yes, for anti-Christian, pro-homosexual viewership that has about as much class as Bill Maher, his audience and Matt Taibi. Go watch The Sopranos, that raises the bar and ‘pushes the envelope’ for true originality and setting the bar that still hasn’t been met. I am re-watching the first two True Blood seasons because they are great. Then all of a sudden, Sookie had to act like a tough girl cursing at everyone and Eric suddenly became a bisexual and Sam fantasized about bagging Bill No one outside of 15-25 year old girls really care about True Blood because it’s all about Eric showing his azz and girl fans commenting about looking forward to his penis, rather than the merits of the show’s acting/writing/directing/storyline. The guy is a great actor and they reduce him to such shallow crap. Pretty pathetic for an HBO show to go downhill like this. Now all of the characters just drop the F word for no reason and have gay innuendos. I am not homophobic but I almost was after watching a few of the newer season episodes. I have a feeling Alan Ball is a huge pervert. But by the middle of season 4, when Eric had sex with that head Vampire’s boyfriend or maybe that’s S3. By then, it was clear the show had ulterior motives to gain different demographics instead of just making great television. I’m glad they are cancelling this crap. HBO has turned into a progressive political propaganda network and it’s getting passed by AMC and FX in some ways. Now they need to cancel that garbage The Newsroom, which basically is a mouthpiece for MSNBC, which is a mouthpiece and puppet for Obama propaganda and his administration. Entertainment should be entertainment and HBO has forgotten that. Imagine if HBO would have had Mad Men, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead along with Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire. But yeah, Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones are the cream of the crop right now. And True Detective is GREAT too.

  24. Bunny says:

    I think it’s pretty stupid to end the show. There’s only a few shows I really like, now with Dexter gone and now they’re cancelling TB, I only really have Doctor Who and The Big Bang Theory to look forward to. I was so glad that they were getting back to the old format where there’s a few central characters all involved with each other, the least the could have done was give it a chance with the renovation of the show. >.< Oh well, there's hardly ever any good shows like this one that last this long anymore. Meanwhile stupid shows seem to go on forever.

  25. illyria says:

    Think it’s sad that Supernatural show from CW channel can have 9+ years seasons and TB is cancled after only 7 short seasons……….so sad.

    • illyria says:

      BTW… Sookie and Bill been threw hell and back,He truly loves her and she him,they should end up married in last season.

    • Thomgxx says:

      Well have you ever watched Supernatural? The storyline is absolutely amazing and well constructed and the subtle comic relief stays fresh always. True Blood is a great show and I expected many seasons to air however, season 6 completely annihilated the show. It was messy and rushed. Almost like no thought was put into it. Season 6 was just missing that dark, suspenseful, spine chilling feeling that all of the other seasons indisputably presented. It was missing the unforgettable ethereal beauty that the show has always had. Essentially it’s main ingredient.

  26. Elizabeth says:

    :( Every time I find a a series that holds my attention and that I can’t wait for the next season to come out it gets cancelled. *SIGH* It’s been a good run and I will definitely miss the case and characters that Charlaine Harris created, as she is also ending the series of Sookie Stackhouse books.

  27. TrueBloodFan says:

    I am so sad to see this show end :( I was hoping for at least 2 or 3 more seasons.

    It is very different from the books but it took a life of its own and created a parallel world, and I think it can go on without compromising quality. But the decision has been made, so now we wait and see how brilliant they can make the last season. I am hoping for Eric and Sookie to be together, after all, they are the brightest stars of the show (and the books). They have undeniable on-screen chemistry. I hope they don’t ruin it.

  28. Dexter Ball says:

    What?!?! Cancelled? Wtf is TV coming to?

  29. Amy J. says:

    I hope the executives aren’t deciding the season finale date by viewership alone of actual season dates running on HBO. My household can’t afford HBO (or other channels) and so eagerly await it’s release on DVD. Yes, season 4 and 5 had a few weak parts, but otherwise it’s still a really enjoyable show and will miss all the major characters.

  30. Thomgxx says:

    I used to admire and appreciate this show so much right up until the end of season 5. However, it was doomed as soon as Alan Ball “passed the baton” to Brian Buckner. I have never read the books so I guess it’s a possibility they started to dry up near the 6th book, but I’m thinking this is not the case. I’m usually not so critical but the entire season 6 of True Blood was an absolute disgrace; disorganized, rushed and poorly written. I’m very disappointed and knowing this egregious writing is going to continue into the series’ final season makes me even more unhappy. I wish I could just grab Alan Ball by the neck and shake him while screaming “WHY THE F*CK WOULD YOU LEAVE SUCH A WONDERFUL SHOW IN THE HANDS OF A DRY-HUMORED DEGENERATE?!”

  31. tracy kern says:

    worst thing you could do is cancel. Season 6 may not have got the ratings expected, but do u expect from loyal fans who felt ripped off with only 10 episodes. You totally ruined my girl night. if at all possible please don’t give up give us a season 8 please

  32. Kelley says:

    Why only 10 shows you started out with 12 and the show took off? You’re suppoeesdd to go up not down with episodes. It’s an awsome show and never understood why it never went up with the episodes most shows do. Just curious.

  33. everett rice says:

    10 episodes then 40 weeks of waiting then 10 more. I am tired of waiting.

  34. brittney says:

    The only reason I ever get HO every summer is because of this show and once the show is over I cancel it again…This is the biggest mistake HBO could possibly do!!!! HE I will be losing a lot of people because of this and I know they defiantly will be losing me after this season is over!! That is my show that I love it is my summer go to and the walking dead is my winter! What am I going to do on Sunday nights now!?!?!

  35. Rachel Bradley says:

    Done with HBO. I sincerely doubt that I will get invested in another show with HBO. I’ve boycotted sucessfully SCY FY after it’s rash of show chopping. I haven’t watched the channel in three years. I think we are all tired of wonderful shows with great ratings being done away with only after a few seasons. Gone are the days of Startrek, Doctor Who or the Simpsons where a great many with vested interests cannot rely on relaxing and watching their favorite show. Too many are hacked shorted and shorter to make room for ever longer ad time. It’s come to a point where channels are seeking to out in that great “new” show only to pack it full of advertising and chop it when they want to make room to invest in another new show. They are all grappling for that Super Bowl rating and it’s simply not possible. Join me people and simply stop watching the station.

  36. TB4Ever says:

    I’m very sad that True Blood ended at season 7 and hope the makers change their mind to carry on for two more seasons which would be great. If they don’t wanted to go there, than I suggests they do what the people at Fox doing with their popular show “24″………..make a mini movie with everybody that’s in True Blood. Heck do bigger and make a big screen movie that run for two hours!!! The lines will be LONG, because there are so many fans of this show, as well as fans of vampires, werewolves and fairies movies.

    Also, some people on here should be aware not to diss the show because they didn’t like this season or that one and figuring last one will not live up to their expectations. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that the creators of True Blood got plenty assistants reading message boards/blogs on how people really feel about the show. It can go two ways, they will stick with ending it for good with season 7 or they will give us faithful fans a big surprise by doing a movie on the small OR big screens. I’m just saying……………………..

  37. Brenda says:

    Wow how heart breaking get you really in to a show and rip it away I Love That Show since day one with Jason Stackhouse mmmmmm😂😂😂😂😂

  38. kim says:

    every time something good come on they take it away so freaking mad

  39. Brianna says:

    Ive never been so sad about anything in my life :( I’ve watched this show from the very beginning. I hope they make some sort of spin off or something I look fwd to this every year. Soooo bumbed :/

  40. Shelley Begley says:

    How can I go on without True Blood??? What will I have to look forward to??? This series has been the BEST vampire shows I have ever watched and I have loved vampires since I first watched Dark Shadows/Barnabus Collins as a kid. Stop doing the math!!! Seriously I love Anna Paquin. She’s a fabulous Sookie Stackhouse and I’ve always had the hots for Eric. Dig those bad boys with fangs. Guess we can only hope someone else will create a new vampire series to replace the hole left by this cancellation.

  41. Neil Ignatin says:

    I know there are so many fans of True Blood and may seem a little wild to say I’m the number one fan but I”m having major health issues and some of my prayers sometimes is to make it to the next season. This is the best show of this type I ever saw. My Dogs names are Lestat Akasha who are gone now and I have a black boxer name Armond. Different show but I love good Vamps shows and usually not happy with a vamp movie. How can this go off the air with such a bgi fan base. I am really sad. Just kinda want to know why. by Broken hearted

  42. Betty says:

    I don’t think Sam loved Nicole at the time. It was just them comforting each other. Sam is a stand up guy and took responsibility as the father of the child. Something may happen to Nicole and Sam and Sookie wind up raising the child. Cast members hinted at some favorites dying. I would like to see Eric and Sookie make it together. She and Alcide don’t have good chemistry at all. Someone said that Alex is a grower not a shower. Aren’t all men growers?

  43. Leah Meria says:

    I am very disappointed to see to see the series go. True Blood was the only series worth watching on HBO Sookie and Eric were the best lovers. You have a problem if you don’t like seeing them make love. Leah Meria

  44. Brad says:

    I’m so sad, I could die. Never have I seen a show this good.

    Farewell True Blood…

  45. Savanah says:

    I hope she ends up with bill

  46. topher says:

    I will no longer subscribe to HBO with out true blood. It is the only reason I have HBO. There going to loss a lot of people just cause of the cancellation.

  47. Deborah says:

    Only 7 seasons – they could at least go 10!! This show is one of the best and it should stay on the air.

  48. Kna-Lo Venge says:

    I saw so many possibilities and the characters are so familiar, I think to end the show now is a mistake. I would’ve watched True Blood for 20 seasons! I definitely was looking forward to composing a few songs and hopefully appearing in a couple of episodes. So sad

  49. Fara Resnick says:

    I think true Blood should run 10 seasons like smallville.its a great show. Love the actors,
    Look forward to each new episode I Have all the box sets.watch them multiple times they never get old.Wish the network continues the series

  50. TERESA says:

    DON’T LET THIS BE THE SERIES FINAL SEASON NEED MORE TRUE BLOOD

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