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OTRC: 'True Blood' season four nabs June premiere date

Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer appear in a scene from the series premiere of 'True Blood.' (HBO)

For "True Blood" fans the wait for summer can be especially grueling as they wait to hear when the cult hit will return to television.

Well, the wait is over as HBO has officially announced the show will premiere its fourth season on June 26, according to Entertainment Weekly.

When we last left the residents of Bon Temps in "True Blood," Russell Edgington, the vampire king of Mississippi, was buried under a slab of concrete after running on very violent and public rampage, Jason Stackhouse became in charge of the backwoods residents of Hot Shot and Sookie Stackhouse discovered the truth about vampire Bill Compton's interest in her fairy heritage and was later transported to fairy world.

OnTheRedCarpet.com caught up with "True Blood" stars, and real life husband and wife, Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin - who star as vampire Bill and Sookie - at a recent PaleyFest 2011 event honoring the cast of the wildly popular show. While the two were very coy about spilling any secrets on the show's upcoming season, Moyer did give one small hint.

"We go to a different place than we've ever been to before. The show starts place," Moyer says before hesitating, "The show doesn't start in Bon Temps."

"I think that's enough," Paquin told Moyer.

The fourth season of "True Blood" is said to loosely follow the event of the fourth novel in The Southern Vampire Mysteries series, which the show is based off of, called "Dead to the World." Creator Alan Ball told the audience at PaleyFest that it will be a while before Bill and Sookie reconnect.

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