10 TV Characters Who Were Cut from Their Show Too Soon

We’ll try not to be too spoiler-y about this, but if you don’t want to hear anything about the most recent episode of True Blood, you’ll want to skip the next paragraph.

Now that we have that out of the way — Sunday’s True Blood sure ended on a cliffhanger, didn’t it? We’ll have to wait until next week to learn whether one of favorite characters really does bite the dust. But in the mean time, all that fretting made us think about characters we loved who were cut from their show too soon. Our top ten are after the jump; add yours in the comments.

Queen Sophie-Anne Leclerq, True Blood

From Christian fundamentalists to werepanthers, Sookie and co. have faced more than their share of villains. But our favorite was always Queen Sophie-Anne, the gorgeous, 500-year-old vampire who ruled Louisiana. Played to bitchy perfection by Evan Rachel Wood, we learned in the first episode of Season 5 that her fight with Bill — which looked like it wasn’t going to go well for him — ended in the queen’s death at the hands of American Vampire League operatives. We already miss the dose of dark glamour she brought to the show.