'True Blood' renewed for season 5 by HBO
"True Blood" fans will be excited to know this season of the series won't be the last.
HBO announced on Thursday that the hit series has been renewed for a fifth season.
"I remain amazed and delighted by the enthusiasm of our viewers," series creator Alan Ball said in a statement. "I can't imagine having more fun than this."
The show recently received four Emmy nominations including a nod for season three guest actress Alfre Woodard.
The show's fourth season premiere in June matched the series' record for its highest ratings.
The series centers on Sookie Stackhouse, a clairvoyant waitress played by Academy Award-winning actress Anna Paquin, and the residents of the fictional Louisiana town of Bon Temps where vampires, werewolves, shape shifters and other paranormal people live. Season 4 has introduced a new element to the series: Witches.
It is based off the popular book series "The Southern Vampire Mysteries" by Charlaine Harris.