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HBO's 'True Blood' to End in 2014

 

True Blood season six

 

Just a few short months after HBO's beloved vampire drama 'True Blood' was renewed for a seventh season, the cable network has today confirmed that next summer's round of episodes will be the long-running series' last. The final ten episodes will begin airing next June, and (based on the last few seasons' schedules) the series finale is likely to air in mid-August.

Premiering in September 2008, the success of the Alan Ball-created series has in most ways eclipsed that of the Charlaine Harris novels that inspired it. 'True Blood' managed to reintroduce the world to the beautiful Anna Paquin, and make stars out of Stephen Moyer and Alexander Skarsgard. The show also paved the way for the success of CW drama 'The Vampire Diaries,' although that show is certainly much, much less R-rated.

While 'True Blood's trademark has always seemed to be the rampant nudity (both male and female), and often blood and violence-filled sex scenes, what keeps viewers coming back are the intriguing characters, unpredictable storylines, up-and-down relationships, and general craziness of Bon Temps. I'm going to avoid spoiling the events of season six for those not caught up, but I will say that it's pretty obvious that the war between vamps and humans is going to finally reach critical mass next year. I'm willing to bet the casualty list will be quite high.

How do you feel about 'True Blood' ending? Is seven seasons a good end point, or does Bon Temps have more years of stories to tell?


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Show:
- True Blood
Network:
- HBO

Written by: Michael Stevenson
Sep 3rd, 2013, 4:41 am

Images courtesy of HBO

JenD

Message Posted On Sep 7th, 2013, 9:39 pm
oh and Fluppe: The Originals isn't the spin off for True Blood, it's the spin off for The Vampire Diaries!
JenD

Message Posted On Sep 7th, 2013, 9:37 pm
I have mixed feelings about the show ending with the next season. It's one of my favourite shows of all time, but I feel they have gone a bit too far from the original storyline of Charlaine Harris books for me to like it. The last season have been a bit too crazy for my taste. So I hope they do a good send of next season.
spidey07

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Message Posted On Sep 5th, 2013, 10:22 am

i truly love this show!! its one of my favs to watch on sunday nite! how bout this, get rid of vamp diaries! like Bloodloss84 i started watchin in season 4! watch the  first three seasons in a weekend! ive been a fan since!! gonna miss the crazyness in bon temps! love ya guys!!

False Blood

Message Posted On Sep 5th, 2013, 6:05 am
Thank goodness. I thought the show jumped the shark season before last, and this season (which I struggled through because my wife still watched it) was just horrid. Maybe they can cobble together a decent send off for the series, but I'm not holding high expectations.
sAclvFJOUZ

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Message Posted On Sep 4th, 2013, 1:04 pm

It's good timing, and I say that as a fan from the very first episode. In fact, It would have been okay to end it this year (with an appropriately altered story-line). I love that HBO gives the showrunners a year's warning to plan for the end. A network channel is more likely to suddenly end a series without a proper conclusion. HBO's way makes for happy (or appeased, at the least) subscribers and for a more valuable property (for selling discs, streaming media, and other licensing in the years to come).

fozzie

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Since: 02/Apr/13
Message Posted On Sep 4th, 2013, 10:18 am

Ive not missed an episode but it was getting stale for me before this news now it allows it to go out on a high and wont out stay its welcome.

Fluppe

Message Posted On Sep 4th, 2013, 8:39 am
Isnt there already a sideline show for True Blood coming up? "The Originals" They could do the same for all species coming in. With all the same actors as well, as they are all in the same scenerie?
wynn

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Since: 01/Feb/13
Message Posted On Sep 4th, 2013, 3:08 am

Kinda agree with you, Vanaques. But then again, it's quite a great, different and refreshing show, so if played well it could go on for another couple of years without a problem. The forwarding in time definitely opens up for a lot of possibilities.

 

Either way, it's not the end of the world that it's ending, but it's still a tiny bit sad.

Bloodloss84

Message Posted On Sep 3rd, 2013, 2:13 pm
i started watching true blood a month ago...i watched all 6 seasons. it was like an addiction. really sad to know i have only one season left, bummer. this is by far the most ridiculous, mind blowing, intense series ever. it rocks man. its like guilty pleasure
FireJames

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Since: 14/May/13
Message Posted On Sep 3rd, 2013, 10:22 am

They could have ended it this year if they had not showed the infected vamps heading toward town squaire. everything was wraped up in a ball.

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