Get ready for sex, blood, and hot vamps once again as True Blood Season 6 premieres on HBO Asia on Saturday, July 6, 2013! True Blood follows waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who can hear people’s thoughts, vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), and vampire Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård). Mixing romance, suspense, mystery, and humor, the show takes place in a world where vampires and humans co-exist, thanks to the invention of mass-produced synthetic blood (a.k.a. "TruBlood") that means vampires no longer need humans as a nutritional source.
3 Things you need to know about True Blood Season 6:
1. Your favorite characters will be back! In addition to Anna, Alexander, and Stephen, the returning cast includes 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 as Tara’s clairvoyant sharp-tongued cousin, Lafayette Reynolds; Carrie Preston as Arlene Bellefleur, a Merlotte’s waitress; Todd Lowe as Terry Bellefleur; Chris Bauer 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; and Anna Camp as anti-vampire crusader Sarah Newlin.
2. Stephen Moyer directed the season premiere entitled, "Who Are You, Really?" Here's a quick teaser: In the wake of Bill’s blood-soaked reincarnation, Sookie, Eric, Jason, Jessica, Tara, Pam, and Nora flee the Authority compound as Sam, Luna, and Emma dodge swarming guards. Alcide, now packmaster, discovers that the job comes with some unsavory side dishes, but other major perks. In Bon Temps, Andy deals with parenting four newborn human-faerie hybrids. Meanwhile, Truman Burrell, Governor of Louisiana, vows open season on vampires. Jessica returns to Compton Place as Jason hitches a ride with an eerie stranger.
3. Get ready to meet new supernaturals. New cast members this season include Arliss Howard as Louisiana Governor Truman Burrell; Rob Kazinsky as Ben, a stranger with faerie ties; Rutger Hauer as Niall, a faerie grandfather; Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Nicole, a pro-vampire activist; and Amelia Rose-Blaire as Truman Burrell’s daughter, Willa.
But let's not kid ourselves, Cosmo girls. THIS is the real reason we're watching:
Tune in to HBO Asia on July 6, 10pm and get ready for a fangtastic good time!