June 16 marks the date when True Blood returns to HBO for a Sixth Season. At the end of Season 5 I swore that I was done and that I wouldn’t be watching anymore. I fear that the lure of Alexander Skarsgard will end up causing me to change my mind.
At the end of Season 5, we saw The Authority fall apart. Bill, having been reborn from a pool of blood now has special powers, and things are more tense than ever between the humans and the vampires. Season 6 expands on all of these issues and gives Sookie and Jason a meeting with Warlow, the ancient vampire that killed their parents.
True Blood Season 6 will run for ten episodes and it all starts Sunday, June 16 at 9 PM EST.
About the Series:
The series follows waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin – Blue State), who can hear people’s thoughts, vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer – 88 Minutes) and vampire Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård – Generation Kill). Alan Ball (creator of the Emmy®-winning HBO series “Six Feet Under”) created the show, which is based on the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris.
Returning Cast Members:
Ryan Kwanten as Sookie’s trouble-prone brother, Jason Stackhouse
Rutina Wesley as Pam’s newly-turned progeny, Tara Thornton
Sam Trammell as Sookie’s shape-shifting boss, Sam Merlotte
Nelsan Ellis (The Soloist) as Tara’s clairvoyant sharp-tongued cousin, Lafayette Reynolds
Carrie Preston (Doubt) as Arlene Bellefleur, a Merlotte’s waitress
Todd Lowe as Terry Bellefleur
Chris Bauer (Third Watch) as Terry’s cousin, sheriff Andy Bellefleur
Deborah Ann Woll as Jessica Hamby, Bill’s vampire progeny
Kristin Bauer van Straten as Pam, Eric’s vampire progeny and business partner
Lauren Bowles as Holly, a Merlotte’s waitress
Joe Manganiello as werewolf Alcide
Michael McMillian as vampire Steve Newlin
Lucy Griffiths as Nora, a former chancellor of the Vampire Authority
Kelly Overton as werewolf Rikki
Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect) as anti-vampire crusader Sarah Newlin.
New Cast Members:
Arliss Howard as La. Governor Truman Burrell
Rob Kazinsky as Ben, a stranger with faerie ties
Rutger Hauer (Sin City, Batman Begins) as Niall, a faerie grandfather
Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Nicole, a pro-vampire activist
Amelia Rose-Blaire as Truman Burrell’s daughter, Willa.
Episode #61: “Who Are You, Really?”
Debut: SUNDAY, JUNE 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
In the wake of Bill’s (Stephen Moyer) blood-soaked reincarnation, Sookie (Anna Paquin), Eric (Alexander Skarsgård), Jason (Ryan Kwanten), Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll), Tara (Rutina Wesley), Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and Nora (Lucy Griffiths) flee the Authority compound as Sam (Sam Trammell), Luna (Janina Gavankar) and Emma (Chloe Noelle) dodge swarming guards. Now packmaster, Alcide (Joe Manganiello) discovers that the job comes with unsavory side dishes, but other major perks. In Bon Temps, Andy (Chris Bauer) deals with parenting four newborn human-faerie hybrids. Meanwhile, Louisiana Governor Truman Burrell (Arliss Howard) vows open season on vampires. Jessica returns to Compton Place as Jason hitches a ride with an eerie stranger.
Episode #62: “The Sun”
Debut: SUNDAY, JUNE 23 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
A long-lost relative reveals himself to Jason and Sookie. After Tara is victimized by a new government weapon, Eric takes matters into his own hands in an effort to thwart Burrell’s anti-vampire initiatives. On the road to work, Sookie is drawn to a handsome stranger who shares her faerie abilities. Sam is unnerved by supernatural-rights zealot Nicole (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), and is confronted by Alcide and Martha (Dale Dickey) about Emma’s future. Bill contemplates the scope of his heightened powers.
Episode #63: “You’re No Good”
Debut: SUNDAY, JUNE 30 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Irate over Burrell’s blatant aggression towards vampires, Eric takes matters into his own hands. After dangerously testing the limits of his powers, Bill enlists a TruBlood innovator to synthesize a new type of blood – but has difficulty finding the right donor. Sookie begins to learn why Warlow is after her. Sam receives unexpected help from Nicole and her Vampire Unity Society (V.U.S.) associates. Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian) finds his past ideals turning into a current nightmare.