'True Blood' Season 6: HBO reveals premiere date

anna-paquin-stephen-moyer-true-blood-235.jpgFangbangers, rejoice!

HBO has just announced when fans of "True Blood" can expect to get their fill of Southern-fried supernatural goodness this summer.

Season 6 of the cable hit will premiere on Sunday, June 16 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO. This season, 10 episodes of will air, opposed to the usual 12-episode cycle, due to star Anna Paquin's pregnancy.

The upcoming season will see a slew of new faces in Bon Temps, including British actor Rob Kazinsky as a new love interest for Sookie and Rutger Hauer as Macklyn, "a mysterious and sinister figure with deep ties to Sookie and Jason." Additional actors joining the show include Jurnee Smollett-Bell ("Friday Night Lights"), Karolina Wydra and Luke Grimes ("Brothers & Sisters").
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