"I am thrilled that 'True Blood' continues to enjoy a phenomenal reception from both subscribers and critics," Michael Lombardo, HBO president, said in statement. "Alan Ball and his gifted team have devised the greatest thrill ride on TV."
Alan Ball will be back as showrunner for the 12-episode Season 5. The Season 4 premiere was seen by 5.42 million viewers and subsequent episodes have brought in around 5 million viewers each week.
"I remain amazed and delighted by the enthusiasm of our viewers," Ball said. "I can't imagine having more fun than this."
Season 5 will premiere summer 2012.
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