Continuously proving that it's as immortal as the vampires it features, True Blood has reportedly been renewed for yet another season of watching everything in the state of Louisiana trying to kill Sookie Stackhouse. The decision way, way, way ahead of the season six finale—as in, they're only episode five out of ten. HBO is confident in the show, though, faery princesses, werewolves, vampires, faepires, shifters, witches, blood-soaked gods, bad wigs and all.

In a statement, the network commented, "True Blood remains a signature show for HBO, and a true phenomenon with our viewers...thanks to Brian Buckner and his talented team, the show continues to be a thrill ride like nothing else on TV." They also added that the show is exceeding ten million viewers per episode.

The series has gone through a lot of changes over the past year—after losing creator and showruner Alan Ball to his new Cinemax series Banshee, he was replaced by long-time co-executive producer Mark Hudis. After only three episodes, though, Hudis left the series to "focus on development under his overall deal with the network," and was replaced by Brian Buckner, who had been on the show's staff since season one.

You all know what this means: there's a lot more of these scenes to look forward to:

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[via Indiewire]