It’ll be short and sweet!
Due to Anna Paquin’s maternity leave, the upcoming season will cram its action into 10 episodes rather than the usual 12.
Back for more: Daddy Herveaux and the mysterious Warlow
Robert Patrick is officially on board for regular appearances as Alcide’s wayward father—and the creators have confirmed that we’ll also get to meet the as-yet-unseen vampire Warlow, who has a contractual claim on Sookie’s life thanks to a poorly-thought-out promise on the part of a Stackhouse elder.
Sookie will continue her romantic tour-de-supe…
…with a brand-new faerie boyfriend! “Eastenders” actor Rob Kazinsky has been tapped to play Sook’s next-season love interest, who may or may not be competing for the waitress’s affections with Alcide, Eric and every other non-human dude in Bon Temps.
Rutger Hauer will join the cast
The show’s producers announced shortly after the close of season five that Rutger Hauer had signed on to play Macklyn, a new character with important connections to the Stackhouse family… which is news we’ve already reported, but any excuse to revisit this picture is good enough for us.
Creighton Burrell wants your vote.
The ongoing conflict of politics between vampires and the humans who hate ’em should be coming to the forefront of “True Blood” again: producers have promised to introduce a new character, Creighton Burrell, the governor of Louisiana who despises and fears vampires after his wife left him for one. Ouch.
And finally, Luna…isn’t dead?
We guess? At least not yet? The fierce shapeshifter was left in bad shape after her Steve Newlin skinwalk during the season five finale, but Janina’s presence at the reading suggests that she’ll survive at least long enough to say a line or two.
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