No more vampires, no more werewolves, no more were-vampires or whatever the next weird were-craze is — pretty soon, all those monsters and more will be dead or gone, as braces for its seventh and final season, premiering in June.
During last night’s “Game of Thrones,” HBO released the first official trailer for the final season of “True Blood,” which sees one last stand for Anna Paquin’s empathetic telepath Sookie Stackhouse and her blood-sucking, shape-shifting friends, folks like Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello) and Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell). But perhaps there aren’t many other characters left, based on what we see and hear in the trailer.
“There was an attack at the church tonight,” Sookie says as we see violent images of men and women attacking each other at a Bon Temps church. “They’re saying it was the sick vampires, that they came out of the dark — another ambush.”
We see the church in the cold light of day, from the perspective of sometimes-reliable lawman Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer). He spies a message written in blood, scrawled all over the side of the church: “Pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death — amen.”
Elsewhere in Bon Temps, citizens are arming up. Even Maxine Fortenberry (Dale Raoul) gets a gun in hand, pointing it at her fellow neighbors.
“How can this be happening in this country, in this day and age,” Sookie wonders. “That our government could leave us for dead? Now the good folks of this town have turned on each other, acting like animals. Why would they do such a thing?”
The trailer closes with a shot of five characters looking out at unseen carnage: Sookie, Sam, Alcide, Andy and Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten). “There’s no one left,” Sookie whispers. We’ll find out just how literally we should take that final message and scene when “True Blood” premieres its final season on June 22.