HBO Releases Premiere Dates for TRUE BLOOD and Lindelof’s THE LEFTOVERS

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And there was much rejoicing throughout the land: HBO has released the premiere dates for the final season of True Blood and the inaugural season of Damon Lindelof‘s The Leftovers. Just two and a half months away! The Leftovers will premiere immediately after the season finale of Game of Thrones, and True Blood will take over the Game of Thrones spot a week later.

Don’t wanna wait? Neither do we. So here’s a head’s up: immediately before this Sunday’s season premiere of Game of Thrones, HBO will be airing teasers of each of the shows. Don’t wanna wait until Sunday? We can help you out there, at least with the True Blood teaser:

TV Spot: True Blood – Season 7: Graveyard Tease

Cute, right? Here’s the full press release:

HBO has scheduled the June debuts for THE LEFTOVERS and TRUE BLOOD.

From Damon Lindelof (Emmy® winner for “Lost”) and acclaimed novelist Tom Perrotta (Academy Award® 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 The tease for TRUE BLOOD is available now at For more information, follow on Twitter using the hashtags #TheLeftovers and #TrueBloodForever.

The Leftovers, starring Justin TherouxAmy BrennemanChristopher EcclestonLiv TylerCharlie CarverMax CarverCarrie CoonAnn DowdMichael GastonEmily MeadeAnnie QMargaret QualleyAmanda Warren and Chris Zylka, premieres Sunday, June 15 at 10/9c on HBO.

True Blood, starring Anna PaquinStephen MoyerAlexander SkarsgardSam TrammellRyan KwantenRutina WesleyChris BauerKristin Bauer van StratenNelsan EllisJoe ManganielloCarrie Preston, and Deborah Ann Woll, returns for Season 7 on Sunday, June 22 at 9/8c on HBO.

Erin Willard
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