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True Blood: HBO TV Show Renewed for Season Four

True BloodTo no surprise, HBO has ordered a fourth season of their hit vampire TV series, True Blood. The show’s current cast includes Adina Porter, Alexander Skarsgard, Anna Paquin, Carrie Preston, Chris Bauer, Jim Parrack, Lizzy Caplan, Michael Raymond-James, Nelsan Ellis, Rutina Wesley, Ryan Kwanten, Sam Trammell, Stephen Moyer, Stephen Root, and William Sanderson.

Here’s the official announcement from HBO.

HBO RENEWS HIT SERIES TRUE BLOOD FOR FOURTH SEASON

LOS ANGELES, June 21, 2010 – HBO has renewed the hit show TRUE BLOOD for a 12-episode fourth season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. Created by Alan Ball, the series will begin production of new episodes early next year in Los Angeles, with debut set for summer 2011.

“The new season of TRUE BLOOD is off to a terrific start, as enthusiasm for this unique show continues to build among both subscribers and critics,” noted Lombardo. “We’re looking forward to more chills from Alan Ball and his gifted team next year.”

“I am beyond thrilled to be able to continue working with this amazing cast and crew,” says Ball. “This is the most fun I have ever had.”

Mixing romance, suspense, mystery and humor, TRUE BLOOD takes place in the not-too-distant future, when vampires have come out of the coffin, thanks to the invention of mass-produced synthetic blood that means they no longer need humans as a nutritional source. The show follows the romance between waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who can hear people’s thoughts, and her boyfriend, 173-year-old vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), who went missing at the end of season two, and is now the object of a frantic search. Alan Ball (creator of the Emmy(R)-winning HBO series “Six Feet Under”) created and executive produces the show, which is based on the best-selling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris.

The 12-episode third season of TRUE BLOOD, which launched June 13, has already inspired critical raves, with Entertainment Weekly calling it “faster, sleeker, more vicious, more fun than it already was,” as well as “summer’s best TV.” USA Today hails the show as “fabulously wild,” while the Washington Post describes it as “electrifying.”

Season three credits: TRUE BLOOD was created by Alan Ball; based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris; executive producers, Alan Ball and Gregg Fienberg; co-executive producers, Brian Buckner, Nancy Oliver and Alexander Woo; supervising producer, Raelle Tucker; producer, Mark McNair.

 

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Anonymous May 27, 2011 at 1:22 pm

I love this show and will continue watching it. I’ve read the books, which are much better. If you want this show to be more of a success, stick to the plot better!

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pearl newton May 15, 2011 at 8:20 pm

so i like the show so what big deal .different pepple like different stuff.ilike it since the first show came on and now its getting better and better .and kinda wont sookie and bill together but now i kinda wont them not together so thats my story and iam sticking to that.

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Anonymous April 17, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Overrated, shit show. Cancel it and save us the annoyance.

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Anonymous January 1, 2011 at 12:21 pm

I agree with greg and sara, i was telling my friend jay about the show love it, watch it but they dont have to push gayness in every episode. My friend only watchwd the third season je laughed and said” i didnt know you liked watching gay shows girl”. He’s really gay and was shocked that i like that but the first 2 seasons werent even like that. It was more story lines. Who killed who, who is what and so on. Im still gonna watch it but if its gonna be queer as folk then i cant. Sorry jay

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Greg September 23, 2010 at 10:37 am

I was a huge fan till this past season (season 3). It seems like it’s really pushing the gay line this year. Every episode is male on male gay sex. I understand having it once in a while but wow, this is really overdoing it.
Then I read that the creator is gay and looking to push the gay agenda via the show’s popularity. Why can’t we just have a great show without someone trying to shove something down our necks? (irony intended).
There might be 10 more seasons, but season 3 was the last one for me.
I hereby renounce my fangs.

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sara October 31, 2010 at 11:13 pm

I agree with Greg. Too too too much agenda not just good entertainment. I quit also. Double yuck, Twightlight is better and way less sickening.

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Tina July 29, 2010 at 8:15 am

Thank goodness! I am so into True Blood! Forget Twilight…it doesn’t hold a candle to True Blood! We need to convert all those middle age women that are consumed by Twilight into True Blood junkies!

This season has been AWESOME so far! I can not wait for more!

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Jeremy Rynek June 21, 2010 at 1:12 pm

I’m happy to hear that, the show is excellent and sexy. I hope to see it for many more seasons.

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