That’s right Trubies, HBO has just renewed the premium cable network show True Blood for a seventh season despite rumors that the sixth might be it’s last.
In an article by THR, HBO programing director Michael Lombardo said, “True Blood remains a signature show for HBO, and a true phenomenon with our viewers. Thanks to Brian Buckner and his talented team, the show continues to be a thrill ride like nothing else on TV.”
Buckner took over after series creator Alan Ball left the show after the fifth season. We’re about halfway through the sixth season, and from what I’ve seen the show is as entertaining as ever (however I’m also a few episodes behind).
The show features a world where after Japanese scientists discover a way to create synthetic blood, vampires all over the world have “come out of the coffin” and made themselves publicly known to humanity. The majority of the show is set in the fictional town of Bon Temps, Louisiana and follows several characters, some of whom are human and some not so human.
Although I find Anna Paquin’s acting superbly disastrous and her relationship with vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) droll and empty, I’ve stuck with the show all these years because of the extraordinarily compelling supporting cast. Seriously, if you need a reason to watch True Blood, that is it. Despite some grade school quality dialogue and the occasional eye roll, True Blood tells a fascinating what-if story with whimsical characters that have incredible depth to them.
You can catch True Blood on HBO Sundays at 9pm
[ via THR ]