True Blood is being taken of the shelves. Fang-bangers across the land will be disappointed to hear that HBO’s soapy supernatural drama is coming to an end after seven bloody seasons. Entertainment Weekly reports that the long-running series will air it’s final 10 episodes in 2014.
“True Blood has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO,” said HBO Programming President 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.”
True Blood has remained a monster hit throughout it’s run and even though vampires never age, unfortunately actors do. The show has been a landmark success for the premium cable channel and, along with HBO’s Game of Thrones, has shown that there is a huge market for adult fantasy on televison.