True Blood Season 4 Confirmed

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true blood season 4 True Blood Season 4 Confirmed

The highly anticipated third season of the hit HBO series True Blood just began last weekend but it’s already been picked up for a fourth full season! The adult series by Alan Ball about vampires, other creatures and Anna Paquin’s Sookie Stackhouse character has been gaining momentum, critical acclaim and a larger fanbase with each successive season. Last weekend’s season 3 premiere demonstrated a 38% increase in viewership over the True Blood season 2 premiere.

In keeping with the standard HBO format and with the series structure so far, True Blood season 4 will begin next summer and again will run 12 episodes long.

In the two episodes that have aired thus far, we’ve been introduced to werewolves for the first time in the series and we’re delving into the conspiracy of sacred vampire blood being sold to fund Queen Sophie-Anne’s bad habits.

How will this season play out; what cliffhangers will we be left with; and what new characters and storylines will be introduced in season 4? We can expect that the salaries of the main cast will jump considerably, now that the group is hitting stardom and some are already gaining big roles in other projects. Alexander Skarsgård in particular was a leading candidate for the title role in Thor and he was just recently picked up for a key role in Peter Berg’s Battleship.

Michael Lombardo, president of HBO programming:

“The new season of ‘True Blood’ is off to a terrific start, as enthusiasm for this unique show continues to build among both subscribers and critics… We’re looking forward to more chills from Alan Ball and his gifted team next year.”

The first two episodes of True Blood season 3, although entertaining, seem to be doing too much with too many characters and plots and it’s really starting to take away from the characters we care about most. I’d be happy to see Tara killed off so I don’t have to watch her scenes with her mom – an annoying and frustrating character the showrunners continue to bring back over and over.

It’s early yet but I want to see some more Bill Compton and Eric Northman and a deeper look into the history and structure of the vampire kingdom as well as the extended lore (werewolves, shifters, etc.) that surrounds them.

If you’re a True Blood fan, share your thoughts on the season 3 premiere with us!

True Blood airs Sundays at 9 pm on HBO.

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  1. I love this show and see nothing wrong with it. The haters can suck it (see what I did there). But no really, this is an amazing show and it should keep going as long as there’s a fan base. Its not like hbo is in trouble financially so they should pay the actors to keep them.

    • I agree. I hope they keep going on..because this is my favorite show.Its the best show that has ever aired on TV.

    • LISTEN I NEED TRUE BLOOD TO RUN LONGER THAN 12 EPISODES…. THATS NOT ENOUGH AND THEN WE HAVE TO WAIT A LOOOOOONNNNNNNGGGGGGGG YEAR BEFORE NEW EPISODES COME ON … THATS INSANE.. THERE NEED TO BE LONGER SEASONS I DONT HAVE A CARE FOR ANY OTHER SHOW THAT HBO WANTS TO AIR…. TRUE BLOOD HAS THE MOST RATINGS. SO PLEASE I BEGGGGGGG OF YOU TO PUT TRUE BLOOD ON SOONER THAN NEXT SUMMER.. THANK YOU FROM A NEEDY FAN.

      • I know dude thats way to long to wait.Trueblood is like the best show ever,it has been awhile that a show this refreshing has been on tv.12 eps not even enough..

  2. True blood is my favorite show on hbo. It does have a lot stuff going on that takes you away from the story. But ima keep watching it. Its gotten more interesting with the werewolves and sophie anne storylines

  3. AWW SOOKIE-SOOKIE!

    I can’t help it but this is my evil vice! I love True Blood! I started reading the books after i started watching it and I feel like I am reading sophmore Harlequins, but I can’t get enough! Ugh, I feel so dirty saying that!

  4. “The first two episodes of True Blood season 3, although entertaining, seem to be doing too much with too many characters and plots and it’s really starting to take away from the characters we care about most. I’d be happy to see Tara killed off so I don’t have to watch her scenes with her mom – an annoying and frustrating character the showrunners continue to bring back over and over.

    It’s early yet but I want to see some more Bill Compton and Eric Northman and a deeper look into the history and structure of the vampire kingdom as well as the extended lore (werewolves, shifters, etc.) that surrounds them.”

    I agree with this completely.

  5. Anyone know if Anna Paquin will film nude scenes in more episodes this season again? Just wondering since im fan of hers and im becoming more and more into this show.

  6. Great news….the best HBO has had since the amazing “Deadwood”.

  7. I love this show, and season 4 happens to be my favourite book of the series. Cant wait to see what they do with Eric and the amnesia story line. All the Eric and Sookie fans hopefully will be satisfied. I look forward to the ‘shower scene’ anyone who is a fan of the books will know exactly what i refer to. This show really is one of the best ever on TV I hope they have a season for every book that has been and will be written. Just love it.

    • What shower scene are you refering to Kylie? Im starting to get into True Blood and love the Anna Paquin nude scenes. How many books are there? And most importantly i just got HBO few months ago, and i was wondering anyone knows if they would show reruns, especially Season one, and some of Season 2 episodes?

      • There a 10 books now! Some of the things are very different between the show and the books. I can’t wait til I see more! I ca’t believe they are going to make us wait a year til the new season, but I gues I understand with the filming and all.

      • There a 10 books now! Some of the things are very different between the show and the books. I can’t wait til I see more! I can’t believe they are going to make us wait a year til the new season, but I guess I understand with the filming and all.

    • omg i completly agree and book four is so my favourite aswell but im worried as they have brought stuff from book 8 and book 4 in this series and i really want them to have season threee with the amnesia eric story as i love it

    • um… the amnesia story happens before he tells her about Bill’s secret agenda, which he tells her in the last season of season 3, so IDK if you should expect them to include that AT ALL in season 4. I hope they do though, because that book is most definitely one of the best in the series :) But as everyone who read the books knows, the only season the followed the book really was season 1.

    • I agree completely! I LOVE ERIC! I really hope they stick closer to the book this time around..

    • I totally agree! I just finished book 4….it was interesting if ya know what I mean! ;)

  8. Great news.I love Anna and Stephen….I love true blood..

  9. Kylie, I agree! I liked Book 4 quite a bit. I can’t wait to see how the “Eric and Sookie” Relationship works out. I’m working on book 6 now. Love the show!

    And Wally.. You sound like a pervert! Go order a porno or something.

  10. Anybody watched FOX news about controversy surrounding True Blood being too gory, too much nudity, too racist etc.? Some guy was goin on & on about how the show should tone down what has been seen. he was tryin to reach out by holding i think it Rolling Stone magazine with Steven Moyer, Anna Paquin & that other guy nude and covered with blood on the cover. At the sametime another guy was pointing out it not like the show is on cable, its on HBO & the guy responded with parents don’t always know what they’re kids are watchin on the tv or internet. Just wondering if anyone else heard about that.

    @ Roxy

    Spare me the personal insult. First time i seen the show i noticed Anna Paquin nude when all i seen her in were the X-men films.

  11. We are definitely looking forward to Season 4. Most have never read the books yet, but we’re glad to see some new and fresh faces, story lines and plots in the show versus what’s in the books.

    • I love true blood, but I think if they wait tell June of 2011 that will be ridiculous. It’s true the special effects are great and a shorter time period might make it less amazing, but how about diving deeper into the minds and the hearts of the main characters. I’m extremely interested in hearing more about Sookie, Bill and Eric. I’d even love to see some more of Sam, Alcide, Pam, Jessica and Claudine. The werewolves are great, but lets see some more of them, especially Alcide, it seems like he fell off the face of the planet as he’s been gone for quite a few episodes. Also, maybe not so much between Layfette and his eye candy. As far as all the sex sense go, it’s necessary, but not overly. Please make it a decent balance… Less really is more. To make things more exciting, kill off a character who’s been there a while, just not Bill, Sookie or Eric cause that would mess up the show too much and cause an outrage, which I would join. I wouldn’t kill off Jason either because too much drama and unrealistic if Sookie looses all her family members. Good Luck True Blood season 4, can’t wait for it to come out… Really, I can’t wait!!!

  12. I love the show but the seasons are way to short and should come back in Jan or Feb not next summer

    • I totally agree the seasons are spaced too far apart!! They are gonna lose people if they keep spacing it like that! Season 1 and 2 we not space 10 months apart! COME ON START SOONER!!

      • I am a die hard True blood fan. I have read all the books and listen to them on audible. The tv show is a bit different from the books, but you can still tell which book you are watching. I wish they would not wait til the summer to air season four. I loose my suspense of the next season and have to reread the book or listen to the audible again.Please do not make up wait 10 months to a year for season four.

  13. I like what they’ve done with HBO TB Season 3, but a few of their story lines I’m not crazy about. I dont like who they’ve turned Sam into. I’m ready for Bill and Sookie to be OVER. Next season is based on my fav of the books so am totally bummed to have to wait another entire year for it. I am okay that they are going in different directions from the books, I just wish the books were sometimes recognizable.

  14. Trueblood season 3 finale was an extreme disappointment. I understant leaving the fans wondering but wtf? Atleast clarify some things. After that I definitely give up on trueblood. I’m done w/ the show. That completely ruined it for me and I’m sure for many others. Me and my girl both are pissed at how that ended. We’ve been waiting and watching and the damn 3rd season ends like a crappy cliff hanger? Okay I predict season 4 will be the final season. Mark my words. I can guarentee there are a mass majority of trueblood fans that are frustrated at that ending. Good luck w/ season 4! I won’t be watching! Idiots.

  15. I loved season three, I’ve liked all the directions the story have turned, especially the last parts of it. It’s hard to see Sam loosing it, but it’s intriguing also. But I was dissapointed that they didn’t kill Russel, and that the present vampire drama was left too much unresolved.
    I’m glad we get another season, but I’m so sick off that all the best shows keeps cancelling when they’re just about to really kick off with some awesome new event that we never get to see! So I rather wish all shows would wrap up their seasons main themes atleast, so we can buy the DVD’s and not feel too ripped off..

  16. It was a great movie series… I hope season 4 will be coming too soooooonnnnnnn….

  17. I am a true die hard True Blood fan. I would like to see Sookie and Bill get back together. Please do not make us wait 10 months to a year for season four please.

  18. I am a true die hard True Blood fan. I want Sookie and Bill to end up togehter. Please do not make us wait 10 months to a year for season four to come out.

  19. I feel so sorry for Bill,he really loves Sookie and its so sad!!Need longer seasons,12 are sure not long enough.Has Tara left for definete does anybody know?Think Sam has maybe went a little crazy but mind you I think I would to living in that place!!Hoyt is so cute, hope his interferring mother does not kill Jesicca off-they are good together.Hurry up summer 11

  20. Hey, THATGUYOOO.. LAY OF. true blood is the best Show in the world. True blood’s seasons have been great and i understand that you think the Season 3 final wasn’t what you wer looking 4 but thats how every final ends it leaves you wanting more.. DUH!! But sereously true blood iz awsome and shouldent leave bigg gaps in between..! Ohh and i heard that they were going to start the season 4 off in the end of March begging of April.! (I <3 tb) Every one Keep me posted and Keep watching true blood and stay a fan.. I hope Sookie And bll Stay together and same with hoyt and Jessica…! i <3 SAM, SOOKIE, BILL, JESSICA, TARA, HOYT,PAM, ERIC , JASON,LAYFYETTTE,sOOKIES CUSIN AND SON,aLCIDE, ALL THE WERWOLES, ALL VAMPS)( MOST OF ALL I LOVE THE HOLE CAST..!)oHH AND I HOPE I WAS NOT HOLUSINATING, BUT DID ANY1 NOTICE the weired look in hoyts and jessicas house.. ! Cant wait till Next summer or March and april!!!!:) (: :(

  21. i really love true blood.please dont make me wait longer.i really need to see season 4 immadiately.,because in season 3 just left the pain behind for sookie then she took of…i’d love to see season 4…

  22. I just wish to see the Oldest vampire … that should be a boy of 16 years with fairy blood and Everything any breed can ever think off … lol … that would be the best thing .. if there is something like that :(((

    • his name was godric the oldest living vampire over a 1000 years old

      • ok well over 2000 years old

        • russell was the oldest being over 3000 years old then godric over 2000 and eric over 1000

  23. I can not wait for season 4 to come it is a show that brings myself and my husband together to watch every week we look forward to meeting on the coach with a snack and blanket and just sit and watch together.We can’t wait to see what is coming next,so just hurry,there is no other show like it.

  24. deff love this show wasnt a vampire show kinda person never watched vampire moves never liked them but this rocks big time better story line an i cant wait till the next session to come out the hubby an i love this show

  25. i sooo cant wait to watch season 4 true blood i love this movie its great i first watched it 3 months ago and am so in to it now please hurry i was
    so dissopointed when i got home on thursday afternoon and it wasnt on austar lol then i heard they where bringing out the 4th season soon and i was like yes lolha ha

  26. plz when the new season of trueblood out i love it

  27. christmas has gone and now season 3 of trueblood on fx january 14th,and then season 4 in the summer, could life be anybetter,xxxxxx

  28. BEST SHOW EVER!!! :-)

  29. TRUE BLOOD is over the top! I.m very much looking forward too the 4th season! My girlfriend and I haven’t missed an attack, bite, splatter, or vampire whoopi scene!!! In fact my girlfriend an I would love too see alot more of! We’ve had some of the best VAMPIRE WHOOPI after watching TRUE BLOOD! Keep up the awesome creativeness, and fangbangin! Because, vampires never die! So, that means the show must never die, correct? PEACE-OUT!