HBO Sets Premieres for 'True Blood' Final Season and 'The Leftovers'
Thursday, April 3, 2014
HBO will have two very big dramas this summer. The final season of the vampire drama True Blood and the first season of the post-Rapture series The Leftovers will both launch in June 2014.
The Leftovers, from Lost executive producer Damon Lindelof and novelist Tom Perrotta, will begin its 10-episode first season on Sunday, June 15 at 10pm, following the season 4 finale of Game of Thrones.
True Blood, which will have a 10-episode seventh and final season, will start the following week, Sunday, June 22 at 9pm. That's a double-dose of HBO drama every Sunday this summer, which is rare as the network typically only runs one drama at a time.
The Leftovers, based on Perrotta's book of the same name, looks at the lives of the people left on Earth after the Rapture, when the righteous are ascended to Heaven. It stars Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Doctor Who's Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler and Charlie and Max Carver (Teen Wolf).
True Blood will come to an end with 10 final episodes that promise to wrap up the tale of Sookie Stackhouse and the residents of Bon Temps.
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