‘True Blood’s’ Sixth Season The Bloodiest Ever, Hints Joe Manganiello, And Insiders Tell Highlight Hollywood Some Faves Will Meet The True Death

The upcoming sixth season of the hit HBO series “True Blood” will turn out to be the bloodiest yet.  And not only the season finale, as each season we’ve been witnessing. No, some of our favorites will meet the true death during the season, leading up to episode 7, which is not so cryptically titled “The Funeral.”  Though insiders are debating who it will be, it was Joe Manganiello’s chat with TVLine that got the rumors started.   “We’re getting to the point in the season now where people are starting to die. The table reads are starting to get smaller, and I’m sure they will continue to do that,” said the actor, who portrays Werewolf pack master Alcide Herveaux on the hit HBO series.
The body count will climb, that’s for sure, we have been told by a set sider.  But, with so many new characters coming on board, maybe some of them will meet death sooner than our core characters?  We can hope.  Returning this season is a hyped-up Bill, Sookie, Eric, Tara, Pam, Jessica, Jason, Alcide, Same, Terry, Arlene, Lafayette, and newcomers to the series;  The usual gang – Sookie, Eric, Jason, Tara, Lafayette, Pam, Jessica, Alcide, Sam, and a new and improved(?) Bill – return in Season 6 along with the previously announced newbies Rutger Hauer (as a mysterious figure with deep ties to Sookie and Jason), “Rubicon”’s Arliss Howard (as Louisiana Governor Truman Burrell), “Friday Night Lights” star Jurnee Smollett-Bell (as do-gooder Nicole), Karolina Wydra (as Violet, a strong, sexy, possibly dangerous vamp), Luke Grimes (as a circa ’70s-made vamp who is smart, spiritual, and emotionally deeper than any other bloodsucker we’ve seen before), and “90210”’s Amelia Rose Blaire (as Howard’s onscreen daughter).
Season six returns on Sunday, June 16.
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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