First, we got the Graveyard Tease — which told us nothing. Then, we got a few hints at True Blood's final season in the HBO spring series preview. Now, finally, we're getting the first full-length trailer for Season 7 of True Blood… and it looks like the situation in Bon Temps is getting pretty dire.
"There was an attack at the church tonight," narrates a voice that sounds like Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin). "They're saying it was the sick vampires, that they came out of the dark, another ambush. How can this be happening, in this country, in this day and age, that our government would leave us for dead? Now the good folks of this town are turning on each other, acting like animals. Why'd they do such a thing?"
Trailer highlights, which play out under Sookie's voice, include Hep V-infected vampires running rampant — which is more terrifying, given that the virus has mutated in the six months since Season 6 left off. We also see a couple of people (one of them might be Sookie) discovering some bodies in a walk-in freezer, similar to the one at Merlotte's. Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer) discovers "Pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death, amen" written on a church — possibly the one that was attacked. We see someone — possibly Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) — slamming someone on the ground as Sookie and Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) look on. Hoyt Fortenberry's mother, Maxine Fortenberry (Dale Raoul) is still crazy — we see the gun-toting doll collector aiming a weapon as Sookie talks about the town "acting like animals."
One of the most telling clips, though, features Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) over the message, "FEMA, Help Us" written in large, white letters on the street, with "SOS" on a nearby rooftop — telling us that the mutation of Hep V has reached disastrous proportions for the people of Bon Temps.
One thing we don't see is Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard). We know he'll be back for Season 7, but it looks like HBO's going to make us actually watch the show to see if he's alive or just appearing in visions, like his maker Godric (Allan Hyde) did in Season 3 through Season 5.
Watch the full trailer above, and let us know your thoughts and theories below!