HBO’s True Blood Renewed for Season 5!

August 11, 2011 by  

Alan Ball Producer of HBO's True Blood

Alan Ball Signed July 28th

In July Alan Ball signed a contract with HBO for several other series and to stay on for Season 5 of True Blood.

Ball said Thursday during HBO’s presentation at the summer Television Critics’ Association tour stop that he has inked a deal for another year on the series, effectively tipping the network’s hand that a fifth-season renewal could be imminent. “There will be an end for me at some point but I just closed a deal to do another season,” he said. “I don’t have any desire to leave because I’m having more fun than I ever had in my life.” Ball later told The Hollywood Reporter that his deal is exclusive to HBO, where he has a “couple pilots” in development.

HBO Announces Season 5

Today, HBO announced that True Blood was officially renewed for Season 5! The season will consist of the normal 12 episodes (too few!).

The president of HBO Programming, Michael Lombardo, said “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.”  Creator Alan Ball also expressed happiness at the news: “I remain amazed and delighted by the enthusiasm of our viewers.  I can’t imagine having more fun than this.”

 

More details to come…

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