True Blood Season 6 debuts on Sunday, June 6, 2013! Airing at 9:00 ET, the Emmy®-nominated hit drama series was created by Alan Ball, creator of HBO’s Emmy®-winning series Six Feet Under and is based upon the popular Sookie Stackhouse series of book by Charlaine Harris. The series stars Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse, Stephen Moyer as Bill Compton, Ryan Kwantan as Jason Stackhouse, Alexander Skarsgard as Eric Northman, Sam Trammell as Sam Merlotte, Rutina Wesley as Tara Thornton, Deborah Ann Woll as Jessica Hamby, Joe Mangiello as Alcide Herveaux and Kristin Bauer van Straten as Pam de Beaufort (among many other favorites).
The series follows what happens after vampires are introduced into everyday society and Sookie Stackhouse, a fairy, her family and friends fall in and out of love with and get into all kinds of trouble with all manner of supernatural characters in their hometown of Bon Temps, Louisiana.
At the end of Season 5, Bill had transformed into Lilith (is he Lilith, is he dead or is he another version of himself?), Luna (recently seen as McKenna on Arrow) may or may not have bit the dust, elder Vampire Russell, after years of will he or won’t he finally said the big goodbye and Sookie is on the radar of some smoky dude named Warlow – whoever that truly is.
We also had the rockin’ kiss between Sire Pam and her child Tara, a bit incestuous but finally bringing to light a storyline for Tara nearly everybody could get behind. And in front of, and to the side….
The Season 5 finale was also the final episode wherein Alan Ball, creator of the series, was the showrunner. The new showrunner, Brian Buckner, has been with the show since the start, so I’m not too concerned we’ll fall far off the beaten path set by Ball. The worst news is True Blood was cut from it’s normal twelve episode order to only ten for the 2013 season.
There have been little in the way of spoilers for Season 6, but that’s not unheard of for True Blood and if we knew what was coming it wouldn’t make it as exciting for us to jump in front of our television sets every Sunday night to watch it live, now would it?
Today we have a date. Who knows what tomorrow will bring?