The seventh and final season of True Blood will kick off Sunday, June 22, at 9 p.m., HBO announced on Thursday. Also set to debut in June? The Leftovers, the network's highly anticipated new drama from Lost boss Damon Lindelof and acclaimed novelist Tom Perrotta, with Lindelof acting as showrunner, and stars Justin Theroux, which will debut on Sunday, June 15, at 10 p.m., right after the Game of Thrones season four finale. Well played, HBO. Well played!
In addition to revealing the beginning of TB's end, HBO also unleashed the first teaser for the final season, which you can watch below. Warning: you may want to grab a sweater because it's a little chilling!
In the creepy promo, we take a virtual walk through Bon Temps' graveyard and look back on some of the characters we've lost along the way. (Still miss you, Terry!) But the final tombstone we see belongs to the show itself!
True Blood's seven-year run will wrap this summer with 10 episodes, with HBO president Michael Lombardo promising fans "a fantastic final chapter of this incredible show."
"True Blood has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO," Lombardo said in a statement after the show's ending was announced. "Alan Ball took the books by Charlaine Harris, assembled a brilliant cast led by the magnificent Anna Paquin in the role of Sookie Stackhouse, and crafted a show that has taken its many devoted fans on an unforgettable journey. Alan passed the baton to Brian Buckner, who led our fantastic writers and crew in crafting a spectacular sixth season, and he will lead us through the seventh and final season of this amazing show."
True Blood's final season kicks off on Sunday, June 22 on HBO.