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‘True Blood’ Final Season and Lindelof’s ‘The Leftovers’ Set June Premieres

True Blood Final Season 9 Premiere Leftovers June 2014
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HBO has a tremendous April coming up with the ‘Game of Thrones‘ season 4 premiere, along with ‘Veep‘ and Mike Judge comedy ‘Silicon Valley,’ but its never too early to look ahead to summer. The seventh and final season of HBO’s ‘True Blood‘ has officially sunk teeth into its June premiere date, along with Damon Lindelof‘s TV return in the rapturous new series ‘The Leftovers.’

According to HBO, the Liv Tyler-Justin Theroux starring ‘Leftovers’ will premiere June 15 at 10:00 P.M., immediately after the ‘Game of Thrones’ season 4 finale. ‘True Blood’ season 7 will premiere the following Sunday, June 22, in the 9:00 P.M. slot vacated by ‘Game of Thrones.’

For those unfamiliar, HBO’s ‘The Leftovers’ follows those left behind on Earth after the a rapture of sorts, those not chosen to be taken up to Heaven. Adapted from Tom Perrotta’s 2009 novel of the same name, the show’s pilot was directed by Peter Berg (‘Lone Survivor‘), and also stars Christopher Eccleston, Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd, Amanda Warren,  Chris Zylka, Margaret Qualley, Michael Gaston, Max Carver, Charlie Carver, Annie Q, Paterson Joseph, Brad Leland, ‘Private Practice‘ vet Amy Brenneman and ‘Fringe‘ star Emily Meade.

Elsewhere, we know of ‘True Blood’ season 7 that Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) will indeed return, despite a seemingly fiery end teased in the season 6 finale. Anna Camp’s Sarah Newlin will return, joining ’90210′ alum Riley Smith and Nathan Parson, replacing Luke Grimes. Storytelling will shrink to see more direct human-vampire relationships in light of the Hepatitis V threat, while more details and series regular ascensions have been outlined in our guide to ‘True Blood”s final season.

Well, what say you? Which of HBO’s June offerings are you more pumped for, between ‘True Blood’ season 7 and ‘The Leftovers?’

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