Friday, May 24, 2024

HBO Announces “True Blood” Last Bite Will Be Season 7


It’s the end of “True Blood.” The hit HBO series about vampires living in New Orleans will film 10 more episodes for a final seventh season. The season will air next year. The end of Alan Ball’s hit show is not a surprise. At the end of Season 6, Alexander Skarsgaard burst into flames. The show lurched forward before the last scene, by six months. It was clear the producers and writers were preparing for a wrap up. Stars Skarsgaard, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, and many others on the show, have become big deals since “True Blood” took off. The cast was getting expensive, and contract re-negotiations were becoming more and more difficult. Better to get out on top. Like other HBO faves, “True Blood” will live on on cable and DVD. Syndication is possible, but weird considering how X rated the show is. But they did it with “Sex and the City.” Ball has now done shows set in a funeral parlor (Six Feet Under) and the living dead. His next series should be called “Sitting Shivah.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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