True Blood Season 6 in Pictures: Let's Analyze All 22 of These First-Look Photos!

By Lily Sparks

May 10, 2013

A year ago, we were different people. Literally, all the cells in our body have been replaced since then. (I think. 40 percent sure that's a fact. Stopped taking science after high school, basically.) And still, our passion for True Blood remains undimmed, unchanged, as unquenchable and immortal as the vampires we've so long revered. Well sort of as passionate as ever. I'm kind of worried about Alan Ball not being in charge. I'm kind of not thrilled Bill is suddenly a naked guy covered in Hershey's syrup and food coloring. I'm a bit worried we'll spend another season in the Authority's underground parking structure of an HQ. We need to analyze these first-look pictures from Season 6 and get some answers. Won't you join me?!

Clearly this photo was taken moments after Bill and Pam emerged from the Authority's subterranean garage into the organization'sr... department of water and power generator field? There are a lot of lights. Hmmm.

Twin pregnancy weight be damned! Anna Paquin, a.k.a. Sookie Stackhouse, is still the skinniest bitch on set, thanks to her insane workout routines, take THAT Lucy Griffiths! And she's looking quite damp. Love Tara's pants. Do they have those at my local Forever 21?

BILL NOT COVERED IN BLOOD OMG WTF So can they cure him? Or is this a flashback? Even if they cure him of being Bilith, can they cure him of being a world-class asshole?

Oh my beloved Lafayette, how have I lasted without you? This is clearly Merlotte's, possibly before opening hours (at least before the lunch rush, I think we can all agree). 

The Stackhouses, looking wary of the second story of their house, and they should ALWAYS be wary. Warlo is on the loose and Sookie intentionally blasted off a lot of her powers like a real idiot last season.

Not a lot of new information with this picture. Still, appreciate the plum denim.

Hey, fresh meat! This is Rob Kazinsky playing "Ben Flynn," a "charismatic fairy" according to my Google search, although he looks gently chewed in this shot, possibly by a werewolf. 

Another fresh face! This is Jurnee Smollett-Bell as "Nicole Wright," a character coyly described as a "do-gooder," so I'm going to assume she's either a vegan masseuse or an accessories buyer at Anthropologie.

PAM you beautiful woman, how I've missed you. Chug that milk, it will give you the strength you need to do Tara's body some GOOD. Wait, vampires only drink blood. CAN WE ASSUME SHE IS PREPARING COFFEE OR TEA FOR A VISITOR?! Spoilers abound with my analysis, watch out.

This saucy minx with the throwback bangs is Willa Burrell, daughter of Governor Burrell, who "clashes with her father on vampire rights"—and judging by the cross I'm going to guess she's anti-vampire (really should be silver, tho. IS THAT A CLUE THAT IT'S NOT OMG?!) I read the Stackhouse novels a long time ago and a lot of  the pages were chewed off by my parakeet before I could read them, but I think she might be a big deal.

This is Arliss Howard as Governer Burrell, clearly speaking very slowly and carefully so "Taste of India" doesn't give him too many samosas AGAIN. Don't get me wrong, the guy who takes the orders is English First Language, he's just extremely high.

Tara's hair looking extremely great as she sits at the bar looking fierce and annoyed. Pam is possibly under the counter. WINK AMIRITE LADIES WHO LIKE LADIES?!

Alcide!! Dude has let his beard GO and he is mad-mugging either Sam or a small woman with a mullet.

Ugh, these two. Despite my feverish letter-writing campaign neither of these characters committed suicide by barreling over Niagara Falls during the break. Is Andy Bellefleur a busy single dad?! I will continue not to care.

Jessica, echewing make up and blue hair streaks and possibly IN MOURNING FOR SLAIN BILL?! Or just wearing black? Or Bill has made her become like a fundamentalist nun kind of  thing? And she's at Sookie's house?! Or the Spaghetti Factory? DISCUSS!

Spicy werebitch Rikki Naylor (a.k.a. Kelly Overton)  glaring into the middle distance, possibly right after someone has told her she'd look better in a nude lip with that dramatic eyeliner.

Academy Award-winner Glenn Close in another masterful gender-bending turn as Niall Brigant (stop SQUEALING people who've read the book, you'll spoil things!)—oh wait no this is RUTGER FREAKING HAUER?!?!?! I totally didn't recognize him!!! AAARGH I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS SEASON NOW!

Steve Newlin tried to get raspberry ketones on his lower eye area the old fashioned away. I really hope this character isn't killed off and is featured more heavily than a few torture scenes. I sort of want a spinoff about him and his wacky nerdy-sexy ways.

Sam Merlotte, looking furious, presumably after someone told him he'd look better in a nude lip with those strong brows.

Arlene and my favorite person in the world, Todd Lowe. Todd Lowe, my offer of an all-expenses-paid fishing trip—just you, me, and some brews—still stands. We'll talk about life and acting and just spend some time in quiet solitude on the lake. Hit me up buddy. DM me. Google link me. Bing it. Let's ping. I'm waiting.

Why do I suddenly want to watch Princess Bride again?

OMG article over I need to retreat to the other room and sob. The lighting here. The short hair. The clean-shaven, perfect cheekbones. This is a screengrab from my dreams and its also Eric looking truly exceptionally fine.

Okay guys. We've had some images to process. What do you glean from them? People who've read the books, feel free to chime in as we've gone so, so, so far off course I don't think it'll hurt.




... Bill is okay now or flashback?

... Why is Eric glowing like that?

..."Do-gooder" means...?

... Has Jessica put aside her wild ways/hair streaks? What does Bill's transformation mean for her?


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  • tazzzje May 24, 2013

    I hope this season is way better than last. Last season sucked and not in a good way. Even the fairy season wasn't as bad as that one.

  • Arkano1317 May 12, 2013

    I would bet that the do-gooder is, of the new characters, most likely getting killed off before the end of the season!

  • eliana1st May 12, 2013

    so I did not know about the books and the first time I watched the series I was the happiest person alive,... I am a huge fan of vampire storylines and I always though they should be about sex and drugs and politics,... and here it was,...a story about supernatural creatures which actually makes sense and talks about very relatable issues,...
    everything was very well though out,... vampirism did not differ your exteriors,... eating only blood,... sleeping during the day,... so classic,... I am just really disappointed with these '' modern '' vampires sparkling or becoming instantly hot or eating and their hearts beating,...
    needless to say it became my favorite drama series of all time,... all was good until last season when every thing fell apart,... all the series advantages were gone,...
    I do not know what happens this season but with all my heart I wish and hope that it goes back to its former glory,...

  • tamaabi May 12, 2013

    Eric is the only reason I still check out this show. (And Pam, sometimes.)

  • Sam20 May 11, 2013

    Lily, I don't think the show would have gained anything by keeping Alan Ball around anymore. With Ball gone, the show will either a) get better, b) get worse, or c) remain stagnant. If Ball was still around, it would've been choice c with no other option. I sadly don't think it will be a, but one can hope.

  • borgsblueyes May 11, 2013

    I'm more excited about Lilly's reviews than the show itself. Oh well, leave my brain at the door I guess and just enjoy the ride, or rides (rude Irish term for hot men) :-)

  • Sam20 May 11, 2013

    The show is hard to enjoy even when I do leave my brain at the door.

  • Amazon_Hollow May 11, 2013


    How can people be this so dumb?
    Say Bill's crossing as a god figue type, is one of the momemts history into his past life before he even met Sookie...
    Nothing like that ever happen into his life before up until now...

    I've to tell ya here and i am sorry to break the news here!
    If you have not seen the first 2 released preveiws of the upcoming True Blood's Season 6 yet?
    You will know Bill is gonna swith back to his natural vampire body form style... But, he will still remind the same type of believe personality thoughts. How Season 5 ended brought him thus Sookie & Eric and the others....
    So, no the picture appearing Bill are not flashbacks. They're well lived into the current present...

    Well, Bill may not be his actual normal self, on top of thoughts believes into other world place... But the image is telling and showing Bill didn't at least lost being as King. It's actually he is as King into another trasform way of being ahead law...

  • tamaabi May 12, 2013

    The comment above is rude and full of spoilers. Don't read it :)

  • Amazon_Hollow May 12, 2013

    It's okay for me... I don't mind it really...
    Because i already know what's going on and happening to Bill.

    If you don't want to be spoiler with so much informent about the 6th Season is happening?
    Well, you don't go on ahead and read it... I will never share anything to people, they don't already know is happening...

    If you really think my comment was spoilering people about this 6th Season?
    Well, my friend!!! I got everything from watching the previews upcoming to this season.
    That's all!!! My comment wasn't spoilering people about this 6th Season at all...

  • GeraldC7 May 11, 2013

    Lily, Glenn Close has never won an oscar. She has been nominated 6 times, but she has yet to win unfortunately.

  • Mey May 11, 2013

    *appreciates the plum denim* :p
    “a small woman with a mullet” xDDD
    I *so* hadn’t recognised Rutger Hauer that I was actually buying the Glenn Close bit! xD
    Damn the 80’s are gone... O no here they are! x) Ryan Kwanten desperately does send the Wesley vibes on that picture, as you wish Lily :-)
    Pam <3

    ... Bill is okay now or flashback?
    I don’t think it’s a flashback but I think he’s just clean, not ok.
    ... Why is Eric glowing like that?
    Because you have to let it shine! :-)
    ..."Do-gooder" means...?
    Useless extra face to be killed in case of pacing emergency?
    ... Has Jessica put aside her wild ways/hair streaks? What does Bill's transformation mean for her?
    I hope Jessica will always be wild inside :-) Emancipation. I hope she’s not obliged to his maker’s commands now he’s a born-again daddy turned hypocritical on his own tush.
    I don’t dare, but I’m so looking forward to it and taking it to the review joy with you :-)

    Ps: nude lips, thanks for the tip, point taken ;)

  • courtneyautum May 11, 2013

    Eric is glowing because his handsomeness radiates! :) I swear they better not kill him off or you can consider me gone as a viewer. The tagline "no one lives forever" along with all the speculation regarding the "table reads" comment has me on edge. Kill Bill (hah, pun not intended, but I'll take it!) if needed!

  • Mey May 11, 2013

    I could see Sookie being turned over a main vampire being killed (especially Eric, I'd be going loudly as well) but I wouldn't want that, I (probably a very lonely minority) happen to like Sookie just how she is, especially how she's grown sassy the past season "fuck you, I'm depleting" :-). I'm just a faerie vagina deep inside :p

  • courtneyautum May 11, 2013

    Also, Pam better remain unscathed. Love that bitch. :)

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