12:06pm PT by Rebecca Ford
'True Blood' Season Six Premiere Date Announced
True Blood will bite back in June.
The HBO vampire drama's season-six premiere has been announced for Sunday, June 16 at 9 p.m.
Stephen Moyer, who plays vampire Bill on the show, is directing the premiere episode.
The series, starring Moyer, Anna Paquin and Alexander Skarsgard, recently underwent an unexpected change in showrunners, as The Hollywood Reporter first reported. Mark Hudis, who in May replaced departing creator-showrunner Alan Ball, was replaced himself by writer-producer Brian Buckner, who has been with the series since its first season.
The new 10-episode season will see a slew of additions to the show, including Friday Night Lights actress Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), whose character will have a deep and dark connection to Sookie Stackhouse (Paquin).