UPDATE: Season 7 will be the final season of True Blood, HBO announced Tuesday, September 3.
Previous story: True Blood Season 6 may have just ended, but that's not stopping us from counting down the days until Season 7 premieres — especially after the shocking Season 6 finale cliffhanger that has us nearly in tears!
Is Eric Northman really dead on True Blood? And where is Pam? It looks like we may have to wait until next summer to know for sure. We know True Blood was renewed for Season 7 back in July, and while HBO has yet to confirm how may episodes the seventh season will consist of, it looks like all signs are pointing toward 10. Executive producer Brian Buckner, who replaced Mark Hudis as showrunner last March, will remain in that role for Season 7.
Given that True Blood Season 6 premiered in June 2013, and Season 7 was given the same 10-episode order, our best guess is that True Blood Season 7 will also premiere some time in June 2014.
Since the last few minutes of the Season 6 finale jumped ahead six months — Sookie and Alcide were together; Bill released a tell-all about Hep V, and Sam is now the mayor of Bon Temps! — we can assumes Season 7 will also pick up six months after Jason killed Warlow and Eric may or may not have met the True Death. After all, when Season 6 ended, the bad vamps were on the hunt to destroy Sam's vampire-human meet-up.
What do you think, Truebies? Can you wait a full year for more True Blood? Will you even be able to watch without Eric? Sound off in the comments!