True Blood renewed for fourth season
Story by Jack Foley
TRUE Blood is to be given a fourth season by US channel HBO.
The decision was taken following the huge success of the start of the third season in the US, which continues to follow the vampire exploits of Sookie Stackhouse and her blood-sucking lover Bill.
Announcing the renewal, Michael Lombardo, programming president of HBO, said: “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. We’re looking forward to more chills from Alan Ball and his gifted team next year.”
Welcoming the announcement, Ball commented: “I am beyond thrilled to be able to continue working with this amazing cast and crew. This is the most fun I have ever had.”
In the US, the third season premiere of the series attracted 5.1 million viewers – a rise of 38% from season two’s debut.
Season four will debut on HBO next summer with a further 12 episodes (the same as this year).
UK viewers will be able to catch season 3 when it premieres on the F/X channel later this year.