HBO has officially released the new poster for the upcoming 6th season of their hit series, “True Blood.”
Season 6 will pick up where season 5 left off with the creation of “Billith.” In the finale of season 5, Bill, effectively brainwashed by the ideals of the Authority, drinks the blood of Lillith, faces the “true death,” and rises a more powerful vampire than before. The new poster possibly references what is to come with its tagline which reads, “No One Lives Forever.” It is no secret that Billith is incredibly dangerous at this point and whether or not the vampire population will remain at relative peace with humans will surely be a major season plot after the events of season 5.
Based on the popular Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris, the Emmy-nominated hit drama series was created by Alan Ball, creator of HBO’s Emmy-winning series “Six Feet Under.” The show follows waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who can hear people’s thoughts, vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and vampire Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard).
The season will have an abbreviated run of ten episodes, as opposed to the usual twelve in order to accommodate the pregnancy of lead actor Paquin with husband Moyer. Hopefully the shortened episode order will mean a cut back of unnecessary storyline that tend to eat up every episode.
“True Blood” season 6 will premiere on HBO on Sunday, June 16 at 9 p.m.