True Blood: Season 4 (2011)


Season 4
True Blood

Critics Consensus

Thanks to a reliable returning cast, some fresh new faces, and sharp direction, True Blood still manages a deft blend of sexy melodrama, satire, campy fun, and horror.



Critic Ratings: 17


Audience Score

User Ratings: 222
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Air date: Jun 26, 2011
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As if vampires, werewolves, werepanthers and shapeshifters weren't enough, Sookie Stackhouse and her allies in Bon Temps must face another round of otherworldly threats, including a vampire-slaying witch, in Season 4 of this acclaimed HBO drama series.


Anna Paquin
as Sookie Stackhouse
Stephen Moyer
as Bill Compton
Sam Trammell
as Sam Merlotte
Ryan Kwanten
as Jason Stackhouse
Rutina Wesley
as Tara Thornton
Kevin Alejandro
as Jesus Velasquez
Marshall Allman
as Tommy Mickens
Chris Bauer
as Andy Bellefleur
Nelsan Ellis
as Lafayette Reynolds
Todd Lowe
as Terry Bellefleur
Jim Parrack
as Hoyt Fortenberry
Carrie Preston
as Arlene Fowler
Jessica Tuck
as Nan Flanagan
Deborah Ann Woll
as Jessica Hamby
Joe Manganiello
as Alcide Herveaux
Brit Morgan
as Debbie Pelt
Dan Buran
as Marcus Bozeman
Dale Raoul
as Maxine Fortenberry
Paola Turbay
as Woman/Antonia
Courtney Ford
as Portia Bellefleur
Aaron Perilo
as Blackburn
Del Zamora
as Don Bartolo
Lara Pulver
as Claudine
Tara Buck
as Ginger
Cooper Huckabee
as Joe Lee Mickens
J. Smith-Cameron
as Melinda Mickens
Joe Maganiello
as Alcide Herveaux
James McCauley
as Paul McClatchy
Hugo Bianqui
as Head Priest
Alec Gray
as Coby Fowler
Alec Gray
as Coby Fowler
Brian Treitler
as Camera Operator
Laurel Weber
as Lisa Fowler
Poncho Hodges
as Off. Trap
Evan Rachel Wood
as Queen Sophie Anne
Gary Cole
as Earl Stackhouse
Adina Porter
as Lettie Mae
Chris Cox
as Barry
Gregg L. Daniel
as Rev. Daniels
Katherine Helmond
as Caroline Bellefleur
William Schallert
as Mayor Norris
Silvia Curiel
as Witch #3
Missy Doty
as Vonetta
Marcia de Rousse
as Dr. Ludwig
Grant Ollivier
as Baby Mikey
Jeremy Cohenour
as Fangtasia Protestor #1
Wyatt Ollivier
as Baby Mikey
Gabriel Solis
as Young Jesus
Jake Martin
as Fangtasia Protestor #2
Ricki Noel Lander
as Servant Faerie
Michelle Luchese
as Young Woman
Thea Andrews
as Thea Andrews
Guy Perry
as Faerie Goblin
Melody Butiu
as Dr. Isani
Kendall Lake
as Fangtasia Dancer
Sam Horrigan
as Fangbanger
Dan Sachoff
as Conservative
Christian Malmin
as News Correspondent
Tahmus Rounds
as Drunk Man
Lisbeth Scott
as Singing Faerie
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Critic Reviews for True Blood Season 4

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (5)

It's a little wearing sometimes, to be honest, though it has enough narrative strength to keep hard-core fans happy.

Jun 26, 2011 | Full Review…

It's getting a little long in the tooth now, but new blood is still capable of energizing True Blood.

Jun 26, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The structure of the show is based on its season-to-season escalation of the supernatural, but it's also rooted in the escalation of the personal. Just about every character has something to do this season, which is fairly typical for True Blood.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

HBO's True Blood rises from the grave of last year's uneven season, smarter, spookier and sexier than before.

Jun 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Suffice to say, this season felt like a horrible mockery of the previous years - it lacked a cool villain, and meanwhile Vampire Eric was mistreated in the worst way.

May 11, 2018 | Full Review…

The problem with True Blood at this point is that there isn't any room to breathe.

Mar 2, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

True Blood returns with too many new characters, not enough time with the characters I like, a general evasion of the most prickly parts of last season's finale, and some plodding hints at a lumbering dramatic direction for this season.

Jun 26, 2011 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

If you're addicted to True Blood's brand of smoldering melodrama, well, there's a lot of it this season. And it looks as though about half of it might actually be worth watching.

Jun 26, 2011 | Full Review…

It's still sexy and blood-soaked, but the novelty's worn thin.

Nov 1, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

If there's another TV show that can approach its ability to meld melodramatic horror, fun and social metaphor, I haven't seen it.

Jun 26, 2011 | Full Review…

As this story has lost credibility, the vampires as a plausible metaphor for "accepting difference" is falling apart.

Jun 26, 2011 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

We should be encouraged-and thanks to Shaw's boffo performance, delighted-to see True Blood thinking, even for a moment, about controlling itself.

Jun 26, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for True Blood: Season 4

  • Apr 05, 2015
    Picking up from where it was left off, season 4 jumped forward a year later from season 3 with characters moving in new directions. Lousianna was once again under the threat of supernatural forces, with an ancient vengeful witch vowing to destroy all vampires, any humans standing along the way shall perish too. Sookie and friends must work together to save the day. The main plot was great, I enjoyed the gore and thrill but various subplots were completely unnecessary.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Mar 30, 2019
    Plays like borderline fan fiction in some parts. But it gave us more from Pam and I'll take more Pam.
  • Feb 11, 2019
    A seven season supernatural ride in the American landscape, delivered by an awesome cast & crew!! Truly imaginative storyline that takes the Vampire franchise in a new direction- a must see for fans of the genre!!
  • Nov 20, 2014
    Bringing back the social metaphor that we learned to love and some cool storylines, True Blood season 4 still offers some silly storyline and an overload on new characters.
  • Jul 27, 2014
    A great final run of episodes can't overcome the fact that the season starts weak, but in the end it's another fun run of episodes.
  • Jul 05, 2014
    You know my review of season 3 that I said it's a good season but it's not as good as season 2. The story is interesting and as I said before the cast do a good job in they roles. overall a good season with some with little nick picks.
  • Jun 19, 2014
    for 2011: it's the 'season of the witches' for True Blood Sookie has been absent for a year and a half into the Faire realm and a lot has changed since then the on-going debate between the vampires and humanity wages on, the wolf packs are growing and their leadership is questioned as to whom will lead them, new shapeshifters arrive, a new species called werepanthers complicate things a bit, Layfayette's new romance has a special gift of his own as well, and a new evil has surfaced once again in the form of witches/Wiccans Marnie is the leader of the new clan but not only is her own agenda to get rid of vampires once and for all but another dark presence exploits her abilities from within to settle an old score dating centuries back the storyline here has a legitimate purpose and it's not just to add on to the show's ever-expanding mythology the show now has virtually no limits from every kind of supernatural being the blood, the thrills, the melodrama and the new hidden reveals are smartly written but alas, every new threat that is thwarted by Sookie, Bill, Eric, Pam, and Jessica is never laid to rest new enemies will emerge, old ones will show their faces again, and blood will continue to be spilled for the survival of the fittest creatures Alan Ball keeps making the show more enticing and as rigorous as it can get

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