04/03/2014 02:28 pm ET Updated Apr 03, 2014

'True Blood' Final Season Gets Premiere Date On HBO

HBO will debut the seventh and final season of "True Blood" on June 22 at 9 p.m. EDT, the network announced in a statement on Thursday, April 3.

The first teaser for the season will air just before the "Game of Thrones" Season 4 premiere on Sunday, April 6. In the same statement, the network also announced that "The Leftovers," a new drama based on Tom Perrotta's novel by the same name, will debut on Sunday, June 15 at 10 p.m. EDT. HBO will also air a teaser for that before "Game of Thrones." "The Leftovers" stars Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Charlie Carver, Max Carver, Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd, Michael Gaston, Emily Meade, Annie Q, Margaret Qualley, Amanda Warren and Chris Zylka. Damon Lindelof is the series' showrunner.

Last year, "True Blood" star Stephen Moyer, who plays Bill Compton, told HuffPost TV that he would direct the first episode of the final season. "We start shooting in January," he said at the time. "I’m really excited, really sad. It’s just a group of people that I absolutely love and it’s certainly the happiest and warmest set I’ve ever been on, so that’s going to be hard to walk away from."



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