So close you can almost taste it. True Blood returns Sunday, June 13 on HBO

    -  Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Alexander Skarsgard return in the
       hottest vampire-human love triangle on television

    -  Embeddable tease video campaign now rolling out on

    -  Season 3 premieres Sunday, June 13 at 9 p.m. ET/MT day-and-date with
       HBO in the U.S.

TORONTO, April 1 /CNW/ - A slew of misfits - both human and supernatural - bring even more mayhem to Bon Temps, Louisiana, when the third season of HBO's hit series True Blood premieres on Sunday, June 13 at 9 p.m. ET/MT on HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Astral Media's The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada).

True Blood is executive produced and created by Oscar(R)- and Emmy(R)-winner Alan Ball, and is based on the best-selling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. The series follows the sexy, intense and wildly entertaining tale of a small Louisiana town where vampires live openly amongst their human counterparts, thanks to the invention of mass-produced synthetic blood.

In the season two finale, Maryann's (Michelle Forbes) wild wedding party came to a bloody and violent end resulting in the long overdue demise of the feared maenad; the townspeople of Bon Temps finally snapped out of Maryann's dangerous trance; Queen Sophie-Anne (Evan Rachel Wood) issued a clear warning to Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) telling him to keep the lid on who's really dealing vampire blood to humans; and vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and Sookie Stackhouse's (Anna Paquin) love story seemed to come full circle with a romantic marriage proposal - that is, until Bill suddenly disappeared in the season finale cliff hanger.

True Blood also stars Ryan Kwanten, Sam Trammell, Rutina Wesley, Nelsan Ellis, Carrie Preston, Deborah Ann Woll, Todd Lowe, Jim Parrack, William Sanderson and Chris Bauer.


The first in a series of embeddable tease videos for the third season of True Blood is now available on at These 20- to 30-second promotional spots, which offer a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at Season 3, will appear every Monday online for six consecutive weeks, as well as on the network.

The first spot, featuring Skarsgard as vampire Eric Northman, is now available at:

The new season of True Blood will be simulcast on HBO Canada HD, and will be available on demand. The first episode will also be available on The Movie Network OnLine with Bell TV following its network premiere.

HBO Canada is a multiplex channel offered by Astral Media's The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada). HBO Canada brings Canadians the current slate of signature dramatic programs for which HBO is known, together with new and never-before-seen programming including comedy series, live specials, sporting events, behind-the-scenes content and titles from HBO's extensive library - all in an uncut and commercial-free environment. HBO Canada is offered in high definition on HBO Canada HD and programming is accessible on demand where available by service provider. For more information, please visit

The Movie Network is an Astral Media Television Network. Astral Media is a leading Canadian media company, active in specialty and pay television, radio, outdoor advertising and interactive media. Astral Media's solid and dynamic presence in the country's major markets rests on its commitment to offer a unique combination of high-quality, targeted media for all its audiences. For more information about Astral Media, please visit

Movie Central is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc. (CJR.B/CJR), a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising services, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. Experience Corus on the web at

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SOURCE The Movie Network

For further information: For further information: Media contacts: The Movie Network (Eastern Canada), Nicolle Balen, (416) 956-8638,; Movie Central (Western Canada), Owen McCorquodale, (416) 530-2249,

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