Season 6 is just around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited. The last thing we saw was Bill transforming into some sort of vampire-god covered in blood. We don’t know a whole lot about the new season, but we’ve tried to compile what we do know so far. Let’s break it down.
The Basics: Season 5 was Alan Ball’s last, but they found a new showrunner in Mark Hudis (previously the co-executive producer). The first episode of the season is titled, “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” and will air some time in June 2013. Joe Manganiello, who plays Alcide Herveaux, said in an interview that this season is going to be crazier and racier than ever. Is that even possible?
**UPDATE: Brian Buckner new True Blood Showrunner**
New Faces: Some new characters have been cast. One being, a vampire named Wes. We’ll meet him in the middle of season 6 and he’ll become a regular for season 7. Word is, that he’ll be one part of a love triangle involving Jason and someone else. Could it be Jessica or maybe a new character? We also know that Wes is “musically inclined” and was turned in the 1970’s while in his 20’s. A few other new faces we can expect to see are Jurnee Smollett who will play do-gooder Nicole and Amelia Rose Blaire who will portray Willa, the daughter of the vampire-hating Louisiana Governor, Truman Burrell (Arliss Howard). Truman is reportedly our new big bad for season 6, but we’ll see what actually happens. We’ll also be seeing Rutger Hauer as Macklyn, “a mysterious figure with ties to Sookie and Jason.” Hmm… interesting. There’s also a rumor that Sookie will have a new love interest in Ben, a faerie played by Rob Kazinsky. In other casting news regarding season 6…
“One guest star and many co-star roles are being cast for it. The guest star part is a 50-year-old woman named Beverly Hutt who was a friend of Sookie/Jason’s parents and answers their questions about them. The co-star roles are: Young Beverly Hutt, 30 year old, (seen in a flashback), 4 mischievous/silly faerie girls (who are younger versions of 4 faeries as seen in a flashback), a 30-to-50-year-old hospital nurse who attempts to calm a patient, 8-year-old Sookie (also seen in a flashback), and 2 Caddo Parish sheriff deputies who visit Sam at his home.” PerezHilton
Warlow: He wasn’t even mentioned in the season 5 finale, but Alan Ball insisted that it was intentional. Alan says Warlow isn’t really defined until season 6, which he will be a major part of. We still don’t know if Warlow is someone we’ve already met or someone new. Talk is swirling that he could be some sort of faerie/vampire hybrid. Everyone is pretty in the dark about this character, especially since he doesn’t exist in the books (but then again, half of the characters on the show don’t either). We’re dying to know what the deal is with this joker!
Billith: There aren’t a lot of Bill spoilers that reveal anything of substance. All we really know is that he’ll be dangerous and not the same Bill he used to be. We’re hearing rumblings that he won’t like opposition, which may come in the form of one ex-viking, Eric Northman. We don’t know just how evil Bill’s going to be when season 6 begins. Mark Hudis made the comment that Bill will have “more bite”. What does that mean? This tells us nothing!
Unknowns: Questions we have been asking about season 6 but don’t know the answers to: 1) Is Luna still alive? (We tend to think so.) 2) Where are they going with Tara and Pam’s relationship? They’ll surely be delving more into this when the season begins. 3) Will they be bringing Hoyt back? Alan Ball said they wrote him off in such a way that allowed him to return. We’d love to see him again.
That’s all we’ve got. The folks at HBO have been pretty tight-lipped about the new season. Sound off with any spoilers or casting news you know about and share your predictions for next season! We’re predicting that Alcide spends the entire season shirtless and gets at least 50 minutes of uninterrupted screen time each episode. Ok, so maybe that’s just what we’re hoping for, but is that really too much to ask for? I think not. Until next time…