HBO’s supernatural drama series True Blood will end its seven-season run on August 24. Based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris about the tenuous co-existence of vampires and humans in Louisiana, the death-obsessed show developed a big fan base. True Blood’s second season premiere (June 2009) was viewed by 3.7 million, making it the most watched program on HBO since the series finale of The Sopranos.
USA Today described True Blood as “a blood-drenched Southern Gothic romantic parable set in a world where vampires are out and about and campaigning for equal rights.” The show has been interpreted as an allegory for the LGBT rights movement. Will the vampires enjoy the same rights as the mortals, at last? According to HBO, in the final episode “Sookie (Anna Paquin) weighs a future with and without Bill (Stephen Moyer). Eric (Alexander Skarsgaard) and Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) struggle with their uncomfortable partnership with Mr. Gus (Will Yun Lee). Sam (Sam Trammell) makes a choice, while Andy (Chris Bauer) comes upon an unexpected inheritance.” So, in other words, you’ll have to tune in and find out.