Warning: Spoilers below
The sixth season of “True Blood” premieres on HBO on June 16 and with it fresh blood! The hit series has added some new faces to its lineup, and we’ve got some scoops that’ll keep you in the loop.
Ben Flynn will be played by “Brothers & Sisters” actor Rob Kazinksy. Entertainment Weekly’s latest print edition reveals that Ben is a “moderately powerful” faerie who will have a little bit of bad luck: He’ll be attacked by a vampire! Fortunately, Sookie will swoop in to save the day and nurse him back to health. But Sookie will end up being more than just his nurse. Sparks will supposedly fly “literally and figuratively.” We wonder how Eric and Bill feel about him.
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” alum Rutger Hauer will be playing an old relative of Sookie and Jason’s named Niall Brigant. Hauer teased to EW that he’ll be showing the Stackhouse siblings a “few tricks.” Initially, Hauer was said to be cast as Macklyn, a vampire that Sookie’s life was promised to. The question remains as to whether Macklyn and Niall are the same person.
“Friday Night Light” star Jurnee Smollett-Bell will be playing Nicole Wright, a vampire-rights activist. No word on what she is though.
“Rubicon” actor Arliss Howard will be causing trouble as Governor Truman Burrell. According to the “True Blood” Wikia, the governor of Louisiana has a vendetta against vampires, reportedly because his wife left him for one! “True Blood” co-executive producer teased that the governor has “short-range goals, long-range goals and ulterior motives for every single one of them.”
Willa Burrell, the daughter of Truman Burrell, will be played by “90210” actress Amelia Rose Blaire. Unlike her father, Willa is not anti-vampire. However, Willa may be put in a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation. According to IMDB, she is only set to appear in two episodes.
What do you think of the new season-six “True Blood” characters? Let us know in the comments section.
Amanda Remling studied journalism at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.
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