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"True Blood" picked up for seventh season

Melissa Hayer Published: July 15, 2013
Stephen Moyer is shown in a scene from the fifth episode of Season Six of "True Blood.". - Photo by John P. Johnson/Courtesy of HBO
Stephen Moyer is shown in a scene from the fifth episode of Season Six of "True Blood.". - Photo by John P. Johnson/Courtesy of HBO

“True Blood” fans have another season to look forward to as HBO has announced it has renewed the hit series for a seventh season.

The show, created by Alan Ball and based on the best-selling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris, centers on waitress/part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and vampires Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård).

The series is currently in the midst of its sixth season which began June 16.

New episodes of “True Blood” will premiere in summer 2014 and executive producer Brian Buckner will return as showrunner, according to a news release.

Ryan Kwanten, Sam Trammell, Rutina Wesley, Nelsan Ellis, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Carrie Preston, Joe Manganiello and Deborah Ann Woll are also among the cast of the series.

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(season 6, episode 3): Ryan Kwanten and Anna Paquin are shown in the third episode of Season Six of "True Blood." - Photo by  John P. Johnson/Courtesy of HBO
(season 6, episode 3): Ryan Kwanten and Anna Paquin are shown in the third episode of Season Six of "True Blood." - Photo by John P. Johnson/Courtesy of HBO
Alexander Skarsgard, and Kristin Bauer von Straten are shown in a scene from the fifth episode of Season Six of "True Blood."- Photo by John P. Johnson/Courtesy of HBO
Alexander Skarsgard, and Kristin Bauer von Straten are shown in a scene from the fifth episode of Season Six of "True Blood."- Photo by John P. Johnson/Courtesy of HBO

 



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