“True Blood” returns for its sixth season in just a few short weeks, and on Tuesday, May 28, HBO released the official descriptions for the episodes airing in June.
When “True Blood” season 5 ended, Bill (Stephen Moyer) had become this “Billith” figure, and when this season begins, the Authority is in flames, the TruBlood supply is low, and Bill is going to have to figure out what these new powers of his mean. Of course, there’s going to be some serious conflict between humans and vampires, and it’s nothing like we’ve seen before. As for Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Jason (Ryan Kwanten), they’ll have to prepare for their encounter with the mysterious, ancient Warlow, the one who killed their parents.
In season 6, we will be meeting several new characters, including La. Governor Truman Burrell (Arliss Howard) and his daughter Willa (Amelia Rose-Blaire), Ben (Rob Kazinsky), a stranger with faerie ties, Niall (Rutger Hauer), a faerie grandfather, and Nicole (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), a pro-vampire activist. Check out photos of the new and returning characters in the slideshow above.
Here are the official descriptions for the three episodes airing in June:
First up is the season 6 premiere, “Who Are You, Really?” airing Sunday, June 16 and directed by series star Stephen Moyer:
“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.”
Next is episode 602, “The Sun,” airing June 23:
“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.”
The final June episode airs on the 30th, “You’re No Good”:
“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.”
“True Blood” season 6 airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO. Will you be tuning in?
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