HBO has announced that next season will be the last for 'True Blood,' the network's long-running vampire series starring Anna Paquin and Alexander Skarsgard.

'True Blood,' which just ended its sixth season, did a great deal of filming here in the Shreveport and surrounding area. The show follows Paquin's character - the supernatural Sookie - and her dealings with vampires (including Skarsgard) in the fictional town of Bon Temps, La.

In its most recent season, the show averaged 10.6 million viewers, and according to programming chief Michael Lombardo 'has been a defining show for HBO.'