HBO's long running supernatural drama True Blood will come to an end when its seventh season finishes in 2014. The premium cable network made the announcement on Tuesday.
“True Blood has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO,” noted Lombardo. “Alan Ball took the books by Charlaine Harris, assembled a brilliant cast led by the magnificent Anna Paquin in the role of Sookie Stackhouse, and crafted a show that has taken its many devoted fans on an Unforgettable journey. Alan passed the baton to Brian Buckner, who led our fantastic writers and crew in crafting a spectacular sixth season, and he will lead us through the seventh and final season of this amazing show. Together with its legions of fans, it will be hard to say goodbye to the residents of Bon Temps, but I look forward to what promises to be a fantastic final chapter of this incredible show.”
It's hard to believe HBO's True Blood is once again heading toward a season finale. We at Daytime Confidential want to give Truebie fans something to sink their fangs into! At the recent Comic Con panel for the show, newly-appointed executive producer Brian Buckner revealed Season 6 would end “awesomely” and promised the show would return to its roots.
“We’re going to try to condense the number of stories we’re telling and make this really feel like we’re coming home," said Buckner. "I feel like this show is ultimately about the relationship between vampires and humans, and it’s about this town. I wanna bring it in a little bit. Not to discount Charlaine [Harris]‘ books at all, but my hope is to get all these people we love living under this one story and one threat. Really just make it about this small town we’ve all come to know and love.” READ MORE
If it's summertime and there's a smash hit serial on the tube, you can place your odds Dale Raoul is a member of the cast. I recently caught up with the True Blood scene stealer, who this summer added the CBS ratings juggernaut Under the Dome to her impressive list of credits.
What exactly is in store for Andrea Grinnell, the suspicious, hoarding, Chester's Mill eccentric, Raoul plays in the adaptation of Stephen King's best seller? How have Raoul and her fellow Dome dwellers reacted to the serial's impressive viewership? She answers those questions and more.
Of course we couldn't end our chat without talking about her True Blood alter ego, Maxine Fortenberry. Will the vampire-hating harpy make an appearance before this explosive season of the HBO supernatural sudser wraps? Keep reading to find out!
Daytime Confidential: You have a knack for being cast in blockbuster summer TV hits. First HBO's True Blood and now the CBS adaptation of Stephen King's Under The Dome. What's your secret?
Dale Raoul: Wow, I wish I had a secret! I think it is really mostly luck and being well prepared when I went in for the auditions. I feel so lucky to be in two hit shows, especially at this time of my life when there isn’t really as much work for character women. I am very proud to be representing older women, although my characters on both shows are exceptionally weird! READ MORE
No. 5: Angie Hubbard, All My Children
Debbi Morgan’s return to Pine Valley as Angie, with the relaunch of All My Children, has nearly erased all memory of the YoHarmony debacle on The Young and the Restless. This summer we watched as Angie searched for answers in her daughter’s kidnapping. We saw her grapple with the awful truth of Cassandra’s (Saleisha Stowers) rape and drugging when her beloved daughter was returned to her arms.
However, it was this week’s episodes—where Angie poured out her soul over the swirl of conflicting emotions regarding Cassandra’s desire to end the pregnancy—that gripped me most of all. It was easily one of the most emotional, bad-ass performances of the summer. Angie broke it down.
HBO’s love for True Blood remains eternal. The premium cable channel has renewed the vampy sudser for a seventh season. The current season of True Blood premiered on June 26. It airs Sundays at 9 p.m. EST.
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To kick off its sixth season, HBO’s True Blood will be hosting its first-ever live social media event. Thirteen cast members are scheduled to engage with fans.
This includes: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgård, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Sam Trammell, Nelsan Ellis, Deborah Ann Woll, Carrie Preston, Todd Lowe, Chris Bauer, Kristin Bauer van Straten and Joe Manganiello. READ MORE