HBO has signed off on a fifth season of True Blood.
The new 12 episode season will air in 2012.
“I am thrilled that True Blood continues to enjoy a phenomenal reception from both subscribers and critics,” stated HBO programming president Michael Lombardo. “Alan Ball and his gifted team have devised the greatest thrill ride on TV.”
As for Ball, who created the series, “I remain amazed and delighted by the enthusiasm of our viewers … I can’t imagine having more fun than this.”
The current season currently airs Sundays on HBO.