The actor parted ways with the series after creative differences arose. HBO is re-casting his vampire character James for the final season.
The critically-acclaimed HBO drama based on Charlaine Harris' novel series will wrap up with ten finale episodes next summer.
Check out what's in store for HBO's hit vampire series as all-new episodes continue through August.
Showrunner Brian Buckner is returning for more new episodes, which will debut in the summer of 2014.
The actor who plays shape-shifter Sam Merlotte reveals there has been no talk of bringing this HBO vampire series to a close quite yet.
Plus, get a sneak peek at next week's episode with a fresh new preview from HBO's vampire drama.
The war between the humans and vampires in Bon Temps intensifies in the latest footage for this hit HBO series, returning Sunday, June 16th.
Take a look at what's happening in Bon Temps as this highly-anticipated season debuts Sunday, June 16th.
Danger lurks in the shadows of Bon Temps in this highly-anticipated season, debuting Sunday, June 16th at 9 PM ET on HBO.
Series stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer are featured alongside new cast members Rutger Hauer and Jurnee Smollett-Bell.