Vampires remain bloody hot. Just two episodes into season three, “True Blood” has been given life for a fourth season by HBO.
Ratings for the first episode exceeded 5 million viewers, not counting “On Demand” and repeats, the network’s biggest show since “The Sopranos.
“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,” noted Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming.. “We’re looking forward to more chills from Alan Ball and his gifted team next year.”
The 12-episode third season of TRUE BLOOD, which launched June 13, has already inspired critical raves, with Entertainment Weekly calling it “faster, sleeker, more vicious, more fun than it already was,” as well as “summer’s best TV.” USA Today hails the show as “fabulously wild,” while the Washington Post describes it as “electrifying.”
Former Marietta resident Alan Ball is executive producer.