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True Blood Season 6 Casting News, Fresh Blood in Bon Temps!

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 01/22/2013

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TV Line’s Michael Ausiello has been following the True Blood Season 6 Casting news since last fall. Here’s his latest scoop on the new faces coming to Bon Temps!



The True Blood Casting Scoop from Michael Ausiello on January 21st, 2013:

Friday Night Lights grad Jurnee Smollett is Bon Temps-bound.  Additionally, 90210‘s Amelia Rose Blaire has landed a recurring stint on the HBO hit.

Smollett, who will next been seen in NBC’s midseason thriller Do No Harm, will play Nicole, a do-gooder who possesses the rosy outlook of someone that life hasn’t beaten down yet. She’s not concerned with money and more concerned with the doing what’s right.

Blaire, meanwhile, will portray Willa, the daughter of Louisiana Governor Truman Burrell (played by new cast member Arliss Howard). She has long clashed with her father over vampire rights.

The TV Line report on November 13th, 2012 added these faces to the True Blood Season 6 cast:

True Blood has tapped English actor Rob Kazinsky (EastEnders) to join the Season 6 cast as a series regular, TVLine has learned.

Kazinsky will play Ben, a highly charismatic faerie who takes a liking to Sookie (and vice-versa) and helps Sookie and Jason delve deeper into the mystery of their parents’ murders.

This [marked] True Blood‘s second major Season 6 hire. As TV Line reported last month, acting vet Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner) has also come on board in the series regular role of Macklyn, a mysterious and sinister figure with deep ties to Sookie and Jason.



True Blood returns to HBO on June 9th, 2013 with episode 6×01, “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood.”


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