HBO has confirmed the June premiere dates for “The Leftovers” and “True Blood.” “The Leftovers” will launch Sunday, June 15 following the season finale of “Game of Thrones,” while “True Blood” is due back the following Sunday, June 22.
From Damon Lindelof (“LOST”) and acclaimed novelist Tom Perrotta (Little Children), “The Leftovers” begins its ten-episode season on 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 on 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 Skarsgard). 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.” You can already watch the “True Blood” teaser below!