Our first look at the final season of True Blood

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When True Blood first debuted into our lives it came with the usual HBO-driven dose of gratuitous sex, excessive violence, brilliant production, and nuanced characters. As it unfolded True Blood became more like a comedy-drama, as the show that took Vampires away from cheesy Twilight territory started to overdo it on the absurdity. If it wasn’t for our already-established love for characters like Jason, Jessica, Eric, and Lafayette, viewers would have began jumping ship around about the same time witches and faeries began to complicate things.

It seems like not all supernatural elements were welcomed on True Blood, but it has maintained that hint of excitement, straying pretty far from the the series’ source material to give us interesting interpretations of the Sookie Stackhouse saga. While it’s unlikely those who have read the books will ever see their beloved Quinn, or the great faery war, the show’s writers have done a pretty decent job at redeeming themselves. Seasons 5 and 6 were much more exciting than 3 and 4; we don’t have to waste time with well-meaning Terry and his dumb storyline anymore; and Bill’s unbalanced villain arc is done and dusted. The end of Season 6 cleverly jumped a couple of months forward and began the show with a clean slate, with one big difference – zompires!

Season 7 looks to be an apocalypse of sorts, with the small indication that the show may go all the way and completely wipe out the residents of Bon Temps. Having only 10 episodes to wrap up the entire series, surely the show will play fast and loose with the few characters that they’ve managed to develop well over the past 7 years. We’re just hoping True Blood learns from Dexter and doesn’t save any big deaths until the finale!

Here’s our first look at Season 7, with the ominous absence of Eric Northman (don’t worry, I highly doubt the off-hand sun burn in Season 6’s finale will be his final scene):

True Blood’s U.S premiere is set for June 22. It will air in Australia on Showcase


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Chris Singh

Chris Singh is an Editor-At-Large at the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.