Not a surprising revelation, but HBO has officially announced to renew its Vampire series "True Blood" for another full season. Seeing how the show has more than over 5 million viewers each week and the storyline far away from being finished, this renewal was to be expected. The fifth season will include another 12 episodes of fun filled vampire action revolving around the likes of Sookie Stackhouse, Bill Compton and Eric Northman. The production team will start filming in Los Angeles later this year and when all goes according to plan, the fifth season will start airing in the summer of 2012.
“I am thrilled that TRUE BLOOD continues to enjoy a phenomenal reception from both subscribers and critics,” noted Lombardo. “Alan Ball and his gifted team have devised the greatest thrill ride on TV.”“I remain amazed and delighted by the enthusiasm of our viewers,” says Ball. “I can’t imagine having more fun than this.”