Posted on Monday, May 19th, 2014 by Angie Han
As HBO’s Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, and Veep approach their respective season finales, The Leftovers and True Blood are just gearing up for their season premieres. The former is a new series by Damon Lindelof, and follows a small American town in the wake of a global rapture-like event; the latter is entering its final blood-soaked season. Watch new trailers for both after the jump.
First, here’s the new promo for The Leftovers. It’s more of a teaser than a full-length trailer, and doesn’t offer much in the way of plot details. But it does a good job of setting up the series’ general vibe, with a Fleetwood Mac soundtrack and references to the five stages of grief.
And here’s the full-length trailer for True Blood Season 7, which uses flashbacks to Season 1 to remind us just how much Bon Temps and its citizens have changed over the years. The tune you’re hearing is the Wright Brothers’ “Blood on My Name.”
Based on the novel by Tom Perotta, The Leftovers follows a community struggling to recover after a mysterious event disappears 2% of the world’s population. Justin Theroux plays the chief of police, trying to keep his town and his family on track. Liv Tyler, Chris Eccleston, Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd, and Amanda Warren also star. The series debuts June 29.
True Blood begins one week earlier, on June 22. The final chapter in the supernatural drama series has Bon Temps under siege, with plenty of locals blaming Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) for everything that’s happened. She’s not too happy about it, declaring, “I can’t take anyone else dying because of me.”
Sadly for fans, the trailer above doesn’t offer any glimpses of Eric (Alexander Skarsgard), who’s expected to return this season. But it does promise that the last season will be every bit as violent and sexy as the ones that came before it.