There’s good news for Trubies everywhere! HBO has announced that the vampire population of Bon Temps won’t be seeing the light of day anytime soon as they have just renewed ‘True Blood’ for another season.

Fans of the series were concerned when earlier in the year it was announced that series creator and showrunner Alan Ball would be stepping down and that the show would be cut from its usual 12 episodes to 10. Season 6, which premiered on June 26th, did see a ratings drop as compared to the Season 5 premiere but apparently it wasn’t enough for HBO to feel that the show should come to a close.

Michael Lombardo, President of HBO Programming, stated in a press release:

“’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.”

‘True Blood’ was once HBO’s most watched drama, but now trails behind ‘Game of Thrones’. However, that may change as the cast did let out at their season premiere party that the series is moving towards a big death that will shock and move viewers.

Ryan Kwanten who plays Jason Stackhouse revealed that the table read for the episode was “tough” and that there were “tears galore” even knowing the death was coming up.  Meanwhile Joe Manganiello (Alcide Herveaux) stated “The table read was really sad, heartfelt. That person cried. We all clapped, and then in ‘True Blood’ fashion, we had red velvet cake!”

The season is half way done and there’ll be more blood, shocks and surprises as the season finale gets closer.

Have you been watching ‘True Blood’?  Are you happy to see it will live on for another season or do you think it’s time to stake it?

‘True Blood’ airs Sundays on HBO at 9pm/8C.

Source: E Online