According to an article in Daily Variety on Monday January 7, HBO programming head Michael Lombardo thinks there’s still a lot of creative potential in True Blood, and doesn’t see the series coming to an end in the near future. That’s a great way to start what promises to be a big year for Charlaine Harris and her Sookie Stackhouse novels on which True Blood is based. We’ve got the paperback of the 12th Sookie novel Deadlocked coming in March, the global launch of the final Sookie Stackhouse novel Dead Ever After on May 7, and then the 6th season of True Blood likely for June. With things looking good for a 7th season of True Blood, it’s safe to say that the last Sookie novel might be on the horizon, but that we’ll be spending time in Bon Temps for some time to come.
And it will be a big year not just for Sookie but for all things Charlaine Harris. The Dynamite graphic novel adaptation of Grave Sight, the first Harper Connelly novel, is just out. An original graphic novel Cemetery Girl by Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden and artist Don Kramer is out later in the year. And in the UK, new editions of the Lily Bard and Aurora Teagarden series with gorgeous new covers will launch in April and continue at intervals throughout the year. Charlaine completists will want to be sure to collect these.