Premiere Dates for True Blood Season 6 and The Killing Season 3 Announced

True Blood Season 6 Premiere DateGrab your summer calendar and take note: True Blood and The Killing are returning this June.

HBO announced Friday that True Blood‘s 10-episode sixth season — its first without exec producer Alan Ball at the helm — will bow Sunday, June 16 at 9/8c.

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AMC, meanwhile, confirmed that death-defying serial thriller The Killing will launch its third season with a two-hour episode on Sunday, June 2 at 8/7c. The network’s press release once again reiterated that the new season (which AMC ordered only months after cancelling the series) will focus on a new case that, unlike the controversial Rosie Larsen mystery, “will be resolved over the course of ten episodes, ending with a gripping two hour finale.”

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Per the release, Season 3 begins one year after the close of the Larsen case with Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) no longer working as a detective. But when her ex-partner Stephen Holder’s (Joel Kinnaman) search for a runaway girl leads him to discover a gruesome string of murders that connects to a previous murder investigation by Linden, she is drawn back into the life she thought she’d left behind.

“We learned so much from the first two seasons of The Killing,” AMC prez Charlie Collier said in a statement, “and are thrilled to be bringing it back with the elements that the fans loved.”

Thoughts? Will you give The Killing another chance? And are you excited about the return of True Blood?

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