Waiting does suck, but at least it’s almost over. HBO’s set a Sunday, June 16th premiere date for the sixth season of the sexy vampire/shapeshifter series True Blood and they’ve just released details on what Truebies can expect from this upcoming 10 episode season.
Returning cast members include Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse), Alexander Skarsgard (Eric Northman), Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton), Ryan Kwanten (Jason), Rutina Wesley (Tara), Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette), Carrie Preston (Arlene), Todd Lowe (Terry), Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica), Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam), Lauren Bowles (Holly), Joe Manganiello (Alcide), Michael McMillian (Steve Newlin), Lucy Griffiths (Nora), and Anna Camp (Sarah Newlin).
New to the cast this year are Arliss Howard (LA Governor Truman Burrell), Rob Kazinsky (Ben), Rutger Hauer (Niall), Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Nicole), and Amelia Rose-Blaire (Willa).
Here’s the scoop courtesy of HBO:
“The Authority is in flames. TruBlood is in short supply. As Bill comes to terms with his newfound powers after emerging reincarnated from a pool of blood, humans are in open conflict with vampires like never before. Meanwhile, Sookie and Jason must steel themselves for an encounter with their parents’ killer: the mysterious and ancient Warlow.”
True Blood June 2013 Episode Guide
Episode #61: “Who Are You, Really?”
Debut: SUNDAY, JUNE 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: June 16 (11:00 p.m.), 17 (11:00 p.m.), 18 (11:00 p.m.), 19 (10:00 p.m.) and 20 (12:30 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: June 17 (10:00 p.m.), 21 (11:00 p.m.) and 23 (6:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m.), and July 5 (9:00 p.m.)
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.
Written by Raelle Tucker; directed by Stephen Moyer.
Episode #62: “The Sun”
Debut: SUNDAY, JUNE 23 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: June 23 (11:00 p.m.), 24 (11:45 p.m.), 25 (11:00 p.m.) 26 (10:00 p.m.) and 27 (12:30 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: June 24 (10:00 p.m.), 28 (11:00 p.m.) and 30 (2:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m.), and July 5 (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.
Written by Angela Robinson; directed by Dan Attias.
Episode #63: “You’re No Good”
Debut: SUNDAY, JUNE 30 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: June 30 (11:00 p.m.) and July 1 (11:00 p.m.), 2 (11:00 p.m.), 3 (10:00 p.m.) and 4 (12:30 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: July 1 (9:30 p.m.), 5 (11:00 p.m.) and 7 (2:00 p.m., 8:00 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.
Written by Mark Hudis; directed by Howard Deutch.
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