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maandag 28 januari 2013

Meet the new characters of True Blood season 6

Friday Night Lights, Eastenders, and 90210 alumni are moving to Bon Temps for True Blood's sixth season...

The 9th of June is the diary appointment date for our collective return to Bon Temps for True Blood's sixth season, and seeing as manners are everything in the South, we thought it was only right to introduce you to the roster of new talent joining Sookie, Eric and co. when that time comes.

First up is a familiar face for some UK viewers in the form of Eastenders' Rob Kazinsky, who is to play Ben, a charismatic faerie and yet another love interest for little Sookie. Interesting fact: Kazinsky reportedly earned the role of Fili (later filled by Dean O'Gorman) in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy, but resigned for personal reasons.

Next comes Medium's Arliss Howard, who is set to play Louisiana Governor Truman Burrell, a politician with a deep-seated grudge against the Cold Ones after his wife ran off with one, leaving him sole care of his daughter, Willa. TV Line reports that Truman has a tendancy to let personal ambition cloud his judgement and override his humanity, like another Geek TV Southern Governor perhaps?

Which brings us neatly to 90210's Amelia Rose Blaire, in the role of Willa Burrell, Governor's daughter and vampire sympathiser. That spells family trouble, we'd have said.

Also announced to be joining the show is Friday Night Lights' Jurnee Smollet, playing good-hearted non-supe Nicole.

Leaving us of course, with the piece de resistance, the jewel in True Blood's sordid, gory season six crown: Rutger Hauer, who will be playing Macklyn, "a mysterious and sinister figure with deep ties to Sookie and Jason" (regular viewers will be able to connect the dots on that one).

Season six is of course the first without showrunner Alan Ball at the helm, his duties being taken over by executive producer Mark Hurdis.