7.8/10
225,047
332 user 197 critic

True Blood 

Trailer
1:35 | Trailer
Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) encounters a strange new supernatural world when she meets the mysterious Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), a southern Louisiana gentleman and vampire.

Creator:

Alan Ball
Reviews
Popularity
183 ( 4)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
2014   2013   2012   2011   … See all »
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 36 wins & 156 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Anna Paquin ...  Sookie Stackhouse 81 episodes, 2008-2014
Stephen Moyer ...  Bill Compton 81 episodes, 2008-2014
Sam Trammell ...  Sam Merlotte 81 episodes, 2008-2014
Ryan Kwanten ...  Jason Stackhouse 81 episodes, 2008-2014
Chris Bauer ...  Andy Bellefleur 81 episodes, 2008-2014
Nelsan Ellis ...  Lafayette Reynolds 81 episodes, 2008-2014
Carrie Preston ...  Arlene Fowler 81 episodes, 2008-2014
Rutina Wesley ...  Tara Thornton 80 episodes, 2008-2014
Alexander Skarsgård ...  Eric Northman 76 episodes, 2008-2014
Deborah Ann Woll ...  Jessica Hamby 71 episodes, 2008-2014
Kristin Bauer van Straten ...  Pam De Beaufort 67 episodes, 2008-2014
Todd Lowe ...  Terry Bellefleur 66 episodes, 2008-2014
Jim Parrack ...  Hoyt Fortenberry 66 episodes, 2008-2014
Lauren Bowles ...  Holly Cleary 48 episodes, 2010-2014
Joe Manganiello ...  Alcide Herveaux 42 episodes, 2010-2014
William Sanderson ...  Sheriff Bud Dearborne 39 episodes, 2008-2012
Michael McMillian ...  Steve Newlin 38 episodes, 2008-2014
Learn more

More Like This 

Heroes II (2006–2010)
Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Common people discover that they have super powers. Their lives intertwine as a devastating event must be prevented.

Stars: Jack Coleman, Hayden Panettiere, Milo Ventimiglia
Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, scientist Victor Frankenstein and medium Vanessa Ives unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London.

Stars: Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green
Weeds (2005–2012)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

When a suburban mother turns to dealing marijuana in order to maintain her privileged lifestyle after her husband dies, she finds out just how addicted her entire neighborhood already is.

Stars: Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould
The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The lives, loves, dangers and disasters in the town, Mystic Falls, Virginia. Creatures of unspeakable horror lurk beneath this town as a teenage girl is suddenly torn between two vampire brothers.

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder
Hemlock Grove (2013–2015)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Secrets are just part of daily life in the small Pennsylvania town of Hemlock Grove,where the darkest evils hide in plain sight.

Stars: Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Action | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A young woman, destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures, deals with her life fighting evil, with the help of her friends.

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan
The Originals (2013–2018)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A family of power-hungry thousand-year-old vampires look to take back the city that they built and dominate all those who have done them wrong.

Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt
Grimm (2011–2017)
Crime | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A homicide detective discovers he is a descendant of hunters who fight supernatural forces.

Stars: David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell
Angel (1999–2004)
Action | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The vampire Angel, cursed with a soul, moves to Los Angeles and aids people with supernatural-related problems while questing for his own redemption.

Stars: David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof
Charmed (1998–2006)
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Three sisters discover their destiny, to battle against the forces of evil, using their witchcraft. They are the Charmed Ones.

Stars: Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause
Dexter (2006–2013)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

By day, mild-mannered Dexter is a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police. But at night, he is a serial killer who only targets other murderers.

Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas
Sleepy Hollow (2013–2017)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.

Stars: Tom Mison, Lyndie Greenwood, Nicole Beharie
Edit

Storyline

Set in modern times, vampires roam the Earth and are humans' mortal enemies. However, a substitute has been found for human blood, a substitute that vampires can consume with the same effect as human blood. This is True Blood. Now humans and vampires can co-exist in harmony, and even form relationships. But there will always be rogue elements on both sides ready to exploit the uneasy truce. Written by grantss

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Waiting sucks (Season 3) See more »


Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Every season has a main antagonist for the protagonists to face. Season one: Rene Lenier. Season two: Maryann Forrester. Season three: Russell Edgington. Season four: Marnie Stonebrook. Season five: Salome Agrippa and Lilith. Season six: Sarah Newlin and, in the finale, Warlow. Season seven: Sarah Newlin is the cause of the problem for this season, but Hep-V is the primary problem. See more »

Goofs

When Sookie is eating Adele's pie, the amount of pie on the fork keeps changing between shots. See more »

Quotes

Bill Compton: You're connected. He'll be able to sense your emotions.
Sookie Stackhouse: You big lying A-hole.
Eric Northman: Bill, you're right. I believe I can sense her emotions.
See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Vampires (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Bad Things
(uncredited)
by Jace Everett
See more »

User Reviews

 
Writing and acting superb
12 April 2020 | by brandonneickeSee all my reviews

I write this review as a "want to be writer". Not someone with any real skill or credibility. However when you want to become a writer as a youth it is usually driven from the art of actually writing. Dialogue, action and character development. This show is very well written, Alan ball clearly is gifted. Not just skill but talent. I think this show was only good for 5 seasons and they should have left it at that. Shows make the mistake of going on, not just because they can. Because the audience ask for it, I remember Vince Gilligan saying he could have had more seasons of breaking bad, but chose not to. I didn't understand at the time but I do now. This show is not meant to go on and on, it's a story. It was meant to end at the right time. This could easily have gotten 10 stars from me if they made this show 5 seaons.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 332 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | Swedish | Russian

Release Date:

7 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

True Blood See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Entire series)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed