April 15, 2010 09:00:56 GMT
Sam is highlighted in the fourth out of 12 posters HBO releases as a collectible and reminder to fans that the show is returning with a new season June 13.
The creative department of "True Blood" has so far presented quirky posters that support the third season but they have not gone as straightforward as this one. The latest image, still in red theme, is dedicated to Sam Merlotte the shape shifter. Mainly known to have shifted to dog, Sam has also taken other forms like fly and bull.
The new season begins June 13. While it's still two months away, HBO has been teasing fans of the vampire series with a new campaign poster each week which can be downloaded in full at HBO.com. Additionally, there's a new sneak peek released each week after the re-run of season 2 on Sundays.
Sam Merlotte, played by Sam Trammell, will meet his family in season 3. The casting call has found a brother and mother for him, the Mickens. Tom, his younger brother, is a dirty but good looking youngster who works at a Tire Depot in Arkansas. Melinda, his mom, is "dirt-poor, hung-over and trashy-looking" and married to Joe Lee Mickens.