True Blood will return for its sixth season this summer, and while summer is quite far away, filming has already started for True Blood. Which means we’re getting all kinds of goodies on what’s to come – like new cast members! So far True Blood has added five new characters for Season 6 and I have the details on them below, check it out.

Rob Kazinsky as Ben

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Ben is a handsome, charismatic faerie who travels to Bon Temps to help Sookie and Jason Stackhouse unravel the mystery of their parents murder. Despite his charm, Ben is an extremely dangerous individual, with a dark, violent flavor to his personality.

Arliss Howard as Truman Burrell

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Truman is Louisiana’s Governor, a man with a serious hatred for vampires. This hatred is brought on by his wife, who left him for one of the undead and forced him to become a single parent to his daughter Willa. Truman has a tendency to let personal ambition cloud his judgment and override his humanity.

Amelia Rose Blaire as Willa Burrell

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Willa is the Governor's daughter and a vampire sympathizer. Her views on vampires will trigger some family trouble.

Jurnee Smollett as Nicole Jannsen

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Nicole is in her early 20's and is described as a "do-gooder to the core." She is naive, optimistic, and charming, but her idealism is "ultimately vaguely idiotic and dangerous." Nicole is a key member of a band of well-meaning liberal advocates. The group models itself after the civil rights activists Freedom Riders. In the casting call, Nicole is said to be "A true bleeding heart," Nicole is "not at all concerned with money; she's concerned with the common good and doing what's right ... Life hasn't beaten her down yet."

Rutger Hauer as Macklyn

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Macklyn is a mysterious and sinister figure with deep ties to Sookie and Jason. (SPOILER!) According to rumors, Macklyn’s last name is… Warlow. Yup, THAT Warlow.

What do you think about the latest additions? Let us know in a comment below!

- Moonlight

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