“True Blood” returns to HBO in a week’s time and Sunday night (June 19) after the finale of “Game of Thrones,” HBO aired a sneak peek of the first eight minutes of the Season 4 premiere.

Sookie (Anna Paquin) finds herself in Faery, the land where the fairies live. She is properly introduced to her fairy godmother Claudine and also runs into Barry the bellboy and his fairy godmother Lloyd. In this new fairy world, everyone is partaking of these glowing apples called lumieres, including Sookie’s Granddaddy Earl (Gary Cole), who barely recognizes Sookie at first. How great is Gary Cole, love that casting choice.

It was also interesting the fruit makes everyone forget their lives and lose all track of time – kind of reminds us of the casino in “Percy Jackson” book one. Sookie also manages to use her powers to reveal the true ugliness of Queen Mab, the head fairy. There do seem to be some friendly fairies, who can return Sookie and Earl to Bon Temps.

Looks pretty exciting to us. “True Blood” premieres at 9 p.m ET Sunday, June 26.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."