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'True Blood' Season 5's First Tease: 5 Things That Won't Stay Buried (Video)

HBO released the first promo for next season and it hints at many unhappy returns.

Denis O'Hare True Blood 2010
HBO

HBO just released its first tease for True Blood's Season 5 debuting this summer. And its ghostly warning, “In Bon Temps, nothing stays buried forever,” gives us an idea of the theme for next season.

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Obviously, it must have something to do with Russell Edgington’s (Denis O’Hare) return. But as themes go in True Blood, they seem to apply to everyone. So, what things can yet still be uncovered next season?

Other than Russell’s return, here are four more suggestions as to what won't stay buried on Season 5.

2. Sookie’s (Anna Paquin) fairy friends and family. We know there’s always more to learn about the waitress’s past. The news that fairy Claude returns for next season (recast with actor Giles Matthey), and he must have a reason for coming back.

3. What’s Terry’s war buddy up to? Patrick (Scott Foley) first appeared in the Season 4 finale and we know he recurs next season. What does he know and why did he pop back up in to Terry’s (Todd Lowe) life now?

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4. The Vampire Authority is staffing up. Last season, we saw the vampire politics go haywire in Bon Temps and its surrounding towns, but we know the show is staffing up on ancient vampires. And they’ll probably want to regain the control their underlings have lost.

5. Werewolves out for blood. Marcus’ (Dan Buran) violent demise last season may carry some consequences. We hear the series has cast his mom with My Name Is Earl’s Dale Dickey. What could she want?

That’s just the tip of the iceberg of the things that possibly won’t stay buried next season. What are your thoughts?

Watch the new teaser below.

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