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'True Blood' Season Six Premiere Date Announced

The HBO vampire drama will return Sunday, June 16.

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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.

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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).