HBO has announced that they are bringing back True Blood for a fifth season. Production for the fifth season begins later this year for a debut in the summer of 2012.
Michael Lombardo, president of HBO Programming, had the following to say about the show, “I am thrilled that ‘True Blood’ continues to enjoy a phenomenal reception from both subscribers and critics. Alan Ball and his gifted team have devised the greatest thrill ride on TV.”
There had been previous talk that True Blood would end with Season 5. There is no additional news on that front at the present, but Alan Ball commented saying, “I don’t know if I have any left in me after that,” he said. “We’ll see .. I think if we did 13 seasons we’d have to address why vampires are aging. Maybe there would be a bad batch of Tru Blood… With the supernatural thing you can always go places storywise that you couldn’t go on another show.”
Do you think Season 5 is a good stopping point for True Blood?