'True Blood' Renewed for Seventh Season

Sookie Stackhouse and Co. will return in 2014

Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse on 'True Blood.'
John P. Johnson/HBO
July 15, 2013 2:15 PM ET

True Blood's vampires, faeries and shifters will be returning to HBO next summer for the series' seventh season. Alan Ball's supernatural series set in Louisiana kicked off its sixth season on June 26th, and continues to entice audiences with new characters and plot twists.

"True Blood remains a signature show for HBO, and a true phenomenon with our viewers," said Michael Lombardo, president of programming for HBO. "Thanks to Brian Buckner and his talented team, the show continues to be a thrill ride like nothing else on TV."

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This season has taken unexpected turns with the introduction of Warlow, the part-vampire, part-faerie who's been in search of Sookie Stackhouse for hundreds of years. Anti-vampire legislation and experiments have kept Eric, Pam and Tara on the run while vampire Bill struggles with a newfound God complex. 

"Everybody loves the show, but actors don't want to play the same scenes anymore, and writers don't want to write the same scenes anymore, and so [we're] literally shifting things up," Buckner, who produces the show, told Rolling Stone before the Season Six premiere last month. 

"If we can shift the paradigm, and some of the relationships within the show, there are all these sort of new avenues to go down," he continued. 

HBO has not said which actors will be returning to reprise their roles on the hit show. 

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