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Sneak peek: 'True Blood' returns in June for the final season

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"True Blood" will be back on June 22 for it's seventh and final season. This just might be one for the record books as HBO shares a short tease trailer for the upcoming episodes after the most recent episode of "Game of Thrones." On Monday, Today Entertainment shared that trailer as well as some insight into the much anticipated last season.

In this minute and a half long peak at what is to come, we see the residents of Bon Temps attacked by the rogue vampires who have been sickened by the tainted synthetic blood. We see a very beat up version of the small Louisiana town with residents who cannot believe their government refuses to help them. This could be allegory on some level. The desperation and the devastation are vaguely reminiscent of what New Orleans residents faced in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Even the writing on the side of buildings reminds us of the days after the hurricane. Residents scrawled messages on the sides of houses and buildings in hopes that someone would see them from the air and send help. In this trailer we see the words "FEMA help us" and a longer message, "Pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death — amen." These images are frightful reminders of the horror of real disasters.

Interest in HBO's "True Blood" series has died down over the past few seasons as the television series strayed further and further from the Charlaine Harris series. The story line over the past three seasons has become so convoluted with new characters, new species of characters and all the interactions in between that viewers got bored and moved on to other supernatural suspense series' like "American Horror Story: Coven" and "The Walking Dead."

In this seventh and final season, "True Blood" has the ability to bring viewers back and give them one last hurrah. As the series begins to focus more on vampires and vampire politics than the myriad of other supernatural creatures that haunt Bon Temps, here's to hoping that one of HBO's most popular franchises can go out with a bang like it deserves.

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