HBO had the stage today at the Television Critics Association (TCA) summer press tour where Programming president Michael Lombardo was asked about the future of True Blood:
“The show is obviously doing well,” Lombardo says. “This coming year will be the first year [creator] Alan Ball is taking a little bit of a step back I think creatively, they’re still engaged, still excited by the storytelling, and as long as it continues to perform with the consumer, but more importantly, exciting the storytellers, I think we’re there.”
The same mentality applies to Game of Thrones which Lombardo anticipates continuing on for several more seasons. He also announced that Alan Ball’s next project, Banshee, will premiere on Cinemax in January 2013.