HBO confirmed today that it will bring back one of its high-profile drama series for another season, with the announcement following word late last month from the show’s creator that he had signed a deal with the network.
TheWrap.com reports that HBO made the official announcement that “True Blood” will return for season five.
Show creator Alan Ball said a few weeks ago that he had closed a deal for another season of the vampire drama, as reported previously.
In today’s announcement, Michael Lombardo, president of HBO Programming, said: “I am thrilled that ‘True Blood’ continues to enjoy a phenomenal reception from both subscribers and critics. Alan Ball and his gifted team have devised the greatest thrill ride on TV.”
Season five of the series is scheduled to roll out during summer 2012, with production set to launch later this year in L.A.