True Blood Season 7: When Does It Come Back On? (UPDATE: Premiere Date Released!)
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True Blood Season 7: When Does It Come Back On? (UPDATE: Premiere Date Released!)

Since True Blood was renewed for Season 7 back in July — and especially since we found out it'd be the series' last — we've been counting down the days til the premiere. Of course, it doesn't help that Season 6 left so many loose ends: Is Eric Northman really dead? And where is Pam? Now, we finally have a date for our calendars: June 22.

HBO confirmed the premiere date on April 3 through multiple channels, including the True Blood twitter account. "Pay your last respects," read the post. "#TrueBlood’s final season begins June 22nd at 9pm. #TrueBloodForever."

Along with the tweet, HBO posted a new video, called "Graveyard Tease"... and "tease" is right. Without giving us any further details about Season 7's happenings, the video pans across a graveyard, stopping on graves of dearly-departed characters (including Luna Garza and Andy Bellefleur) before stopping on a large headstone that reads, "True Blood, 2008-2014." We mean, that's cute, but give us something!

Season 7 will be the final season of True Blood, HBO announced Tuesday, September 3, and will start with the Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton)-directed episode, "Jesus Gonna Be Here." The premiere, according to E!, will feature a Bill-centric flashback involving his human family in 1862, and a flashback of Sookie and Tara at 10 years old.

We're not how may episodes the seventh season will consist of, it looks like all signs are pointing toward 10. Executive producer Brian Buckner, who replaced Mark Hudis as showrunner last March, will remain in that role for Season 7.

Since the last few minutes of the Season 6 finale jumped ahead six months — Sookie and Alcide were together; Bill released a tell-all about Hep V, and Sam is now the mayor of Bon Temps! — we can assumes Season 7 will also pick up six months after Jason killed Warlow and Eric may or may not have met the True Death. After all, when Season 6 ended, the bad vamps were on the hunt to destroy Sam's vampire-human meet-up.

What do you think, Truebies? Can you wait a full year for more True Blood? Will you even be able to watch without Eric? Sound off in the comments!

08.18.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Sarah Anne Lloyd
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