No surprise here: HBO has renewed True Blood for a fourth season, to debut in summer 2011.
The news comes just one week after the hit vampire saga kicked off its third season to near-record ratings.
“The new season of True Blood is off to a terrific start, as enthusiasm for this unique show continues to build among both subscribers and critics,” enthused HBO president Michael Lombardo in a statement. “We’re looking forward to more chills from Alan Ball and his gifted team next year.”
Added exec producer Alan Ball: “I am beyond thrilled to be able to continue working with this amazing cast and crew. This is the most fun I have ever had.”
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