The seventh and final season of HBO’s True Blood will receive its UK premiere on FOX UK on Monday July 7th at 9pm, it has been announced.
The announcement of the premiere date comes after FOX UK announced earlier this month that they would be airing the show’s final season in July, instead of the usual Autumn slot for True Blood. The move to air the show’s final season just two weeks behind its US broadcast is designed to draw more viewers to FOX UK and potentially reduce piracy and follows similar strategies employed for The Walking Dead and Louie.
Based on the series of novels by Charlaine Harris and created by Alan Ball, True Blood follows waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse, who can hear people’s thoughts, vampire Bill Compton and vampire Eric Northman as they go about their daily lives in a world where vampires and humans co-exist thanks to the invention of mass-produced synthetic blood that means they no longer need humans as a nutritional source. The drama series features a large main cast which includes Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Alexander Skarsgård, Christopher Meloni, Chris Bauer, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Lauren Bowles, Valentina Cervi, Nelsan Ellis, Scott Foley, Janina Gavankar, Lucy Griffiths, Todd Lowe, Joe Manganiello, Michael McMillian, Denis O’Hare, Jim Parrack, Carrie Preston and Deborah Ann Woll.