Popular drama 'True Blood' will conclude its run next year, HBO said on Tuesday.

“'True Blood' has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO,” the network's Programming President Michael Lombardo said in a statement. “Alan Ball took the books by Charlaine Harris, assembled a brilliant cast led by the magnificent Anna Paquin in the role of Sookie Stackhouse, and crafted a show that has taken its many devoted fans on an unforgettable journey."

"Alan passed the baton to Brian Buckner, who led our fantastic writers and crew in crafting a spectacular sixth season, and he will lead us through the seventh and final season of this amazing show," Lombardo continued. "Together with its legions of fans, it will be hard to say goodbye to the residents of Bon Temps, but I look forward to what promises to be a fantastic final chapter of this incredible show.”

'True Blood' wrapped its sixth season last month, and the final 10-episode season will air next summer.

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