HBO has announced that the final season of True Blood will kick off on Sunday, June 22nd. There will be 10 episodes.
In addition, the series premiere of new drama The Leftovers will premiere a week earlier, on June 15th, following the season finale of Game of Thrones. There are 10 episodes of this show as well.
Here are the details:
HBO has scheduled the June debuts for THE LEFTOVERS and TRUE BLOOD.
From Damon Lindelof (Emmy(R) winner for “Lost”) and acclaimed novelist Tom Perrotta (Academy Award(R) nominee for “Little Children”), THE LEFTOVERS begins its ten-episode season SUNDAY, JUNE 15 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT), immediately following the season finale of “Game of Thrones.” Based on Perrotta’s bestselling novel of the same name, the drama series is an original look at The Rapture… because it’s not entirely clear The Rapture happened. Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Charlie Carver, Max Carver, Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd, Michael Gaston, Emily Meade, Annie Q, Margaret Qualley, Amanda Warren and Chris Zylka star. Lindelof serves as the series showrunner.
TRUE BLOOD begins its ten-episode, seventh and final season SUNDAY, JUNE 22 at 9:00 p.m. Mixing romance, suspense, mystery and humor, the series takes place in a world where vampires and humans co-exist, after vampires have come out of the coffin, thanks to the invention of mass-produced synthetic blood that means they no longer need humans as a nutritional source. The series follows waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who can hear people’s thoughts, vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and vampire Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård). Alan Ball created the show, which is based on the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris.
This Sunday, April 6, just before “Game of Thrones” begins its fourth season at 9:00 p.m., HBO will air teases for THE LEFTOVERS and TRUE BLOOD. The tease for THE LEFTOVERS will be available simultaneously at youtube.com/HBO. The tease for TRUE BLOOD is available now at youtu.be/vws0B3EuXdg. For more information, follow on Twitter using the hashtags #TheLeftovers and #TrueBloodForever.
What do you think? Will you be watching the last season of True Blood? Will you check out The Leftovers?