Plus, Billith is here to stay — and he doesn’t look too happy. Browse all 22 new pics!
A battle is brewing in Bon Temps between humans and vampires, and thanks to HBO, we have another major sneak peek at all the action! The network just released 22 stills from the upcoming sixth season of True Blood — premiering June 16 at 9 p.m. — giving us our first look at some of the town’s newest residents. But do they call come in peace? (Yeah, right.)
For starters, we see Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) narrowly escaping the Authority’s compound. The season premiere picks up exactly where last summer’s finale left off, which means Billith (Stephen Moyer) remains in hot pursuit of the duo. Speaking of the vampire ‘god,’ it looks like Bill won’t be bloody and naked forever. An additional still in the collection shows him seated on a chair, in regular street clothes.
Meet The Newbies
HBO’s new batch of pictures also introduces us to a few faces we’ll be seeing a lot of in the coming months.
Let’s start with Rob Kazinsky, who will play Ben Flynn, a “charismatic” fairy — and a potential love interest for Sookie.
In the ‘bad guy’ (or at least ‘suspicious guy’) category, we’ve got Rutger Hauer as Niall Brigant, who apparently has a mysterious connection to the Stackhouse family. (Any chance he knows Warlow?)
And then there’s Jurnee Smollett-Bell — the former Friday Night Lights actress who recently starred in Tyler Perry‘s Temptation — as Nicole Wright, who appears to be hanging out at Merlotte’s.
There’s a ton of pictures in the gallery, so check out all the pics, then drop a comment with your theories and reactions!
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— Andy Swift