True Blood will end its run after the series' seventh season next summer. HBO announced today that all the drama will end for Sookie Stackhouse, Bill Compton and the rest of the show's characters in 2014.
"True Blood has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO," said Michael Lombardo, president of HBO programming, 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."
The seventh season will have 10 episodes, and executive producer Brian Buckner says fans of the show can expect it to end powerfully.
"As we take a final walk through Bon Temps together, we will do our very best to bring Sookie’s story to a close with heart, imagination and, of course, fun," he said.