True Blood Returns, Social Media Users Rejoice

    June 26, 2011

Or, if I’m writing from my perspective, “Jessica Is Back!!!!” That’s right, HBO’s smash hit, True Blood starts its fourth season tonight on HBO, and it’s safe to say anticipation is running over. It was on Friday, when people still had two more days of waiting, and now, only hours away from the premiere, it’s safe to say people are starving for the return of True Blood. The following Twitter hash tag, and its popularity, reveals as much:


WebProNews readers were recently treated to a social media breakdown of the True Blood phenomenon, which is thriving, and through these outlets, it’s clear people want their non-sparkling vampires who, you know, actually drink blood and seduce others? Or, as Neko Case calls it, vampire-sex TV.

@Eric_WVGG Yeah, you gotta camp it up for vampire-sex TV! Love it! 12 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

Case is referring to a song she and Nick Cave did for tonight’s Season Four premiere, which can be heard at the blog for KCRW, a radio station in Santa Monica. Speaking of True Blood songs, maybe this can tide you over until tonight:

Early buzz about the premiere has been positive, as people are clearly clamoring for some adult-themed situations, something True Blood willingly provides as modern motion pictures shy away from that kind of entertainment more and more. Thank goodness HBO realizes it’s OK to make entertainment for mature audiences, as well. As for the early buzz, ABC News weighs in:’s West Coast editor Craig Tomashoff, who has seen the premiere, promises fans they won’t be disappointed. “It will definitely be the thing people are talking about,” Tomashoff told “It will be the buzzed-about show of the summer.”

In case you can’t wait a few more hours, HBO may still have those eight minutes of footage from the premiere available. Speaking of can’t wait, that certainly was the mood of the Twitter crowd leading up to tonight’s premiere:

Have you RSVPed to Sunday’s #TrueBlood premiere? Tell a Truebie. RSVP: 3 minutes ago via HootSuite · powered by @socialditto

True Blood starts this weekend. About damn time! #WaitingSucks 59 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

I need some Sookie Stackhouse in my life! She’ll be back Sunday! @TrueBloodHBO #WaitingSucks 2 hours ago via Echofon · powered by @socialditto

for sure! RT @Delphineennoir: {Sunday night cannot come fast enough #waitingsucks.} 2 hours ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

this weekend is going to be reallllly long! #tbwithdrawal @GetGlue #TrueBlood 17 minutes ago via · powered by @socialditto

I have #TBWithdrawal and I can’t wait for the new season of @truebloodHBO! Sunday, Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!!! 1 hour ago via web · powered by @socialditto

It’s safe to say that people are really happy True Blood is back in their lives, right?