True Blood, the gritty tale of vampires, werewolves and other supernatural creatures will live on, at least for another year. HBO renewed the series for its sixth season.
Anyone who hasn't yet seen the show, be aware it isn't for the faint of heart. There's always a lot of blood, plenty of gratuitous sex and interesting language to say the least. However, those who stick with it will also find the stories entertaining, rewarding in a weird kind of way and oddly difficult to ignore.
The vampire-ridden tale has lost some bite as of late. It pulls in a mere 1 million viewers per year. However, that still means it's one of HBO's highest ranking shows, at least for Sunday night.
There will be a couple of switches for the upcoming season. However, fans can relax. None of the main characters -- Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer or Alexander Skarsgard -- are going away. The switches are behind the scenes. True Blood's showrunner for the first five seasons, Alan Ball, is moving to executive producer. He'll be replaced in his old role by Mark Hudis.
As for the focus of next season, don't look for HBO execs to spill the beans too quickly. Just know they always have something up their sleeve to keep fans of the dark drama happy. Next year will be no different.