Anna Paquin - Sookie Stackhouse
Rutger Hauer - Niall Brigant
Stephen Moyer - Bill Compton
Alexander Skarsgård - Eric Northman
Rutina Wesley - Tara Thornton
Sam Trammell - Sam Merlotte
Ryan Kwanten - Jason Stackhouse
Dale Dickey - Martha
Jurnee Smollett-Bell - Nicole
Nelsan Ellis - Lafayette Reynolds
Carrie Preston - Arlene Fowler
Chris Bauer - Andy Bellefleur
Lucy Griffiths - Nora Gainesborough
Robert Patrick - Jackson Herveaux
Robert Kazinsky - Ben
Joe Manganiello - Alcide Herveaux
Lauren Bowles - Holly Cleary
Janina Gavankar - Luna Garza
Kristin Bauer van Straten - Pam Swynford De Beaufort
Michael McMillian - Reverend Steve Newlin
Todd Lowe - Terry Bellefleur
Deborah Ann Woll - Jessica Hamby
'The Southern Vampire Mysteries' novels by Charlaine Harris.
2009 - American Film Institute Award as 'One of the 10 Best TV Programs'
36th People's Choice Awards as 'Favorite TV Obsession'
2010 - 17th Screen Actors Guild Awards as 'Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble'
Episode 6-1 - 'Who Are You Really?'
First Airing: Sunday, June 16, 2013
Directed by: Stephen Moyer Written by: Raelle Tucker Plot: The sixth season opens on Bill's messy reincarnation, but no one, including Sookie, Eric or Jessica, knows who or what he is, and they are not anxious to get close enough to find out.
Meanwhile, Alcide takes over as pack master and discovers there are certain perks that come with the job; Andy deals with being a new father; the Governor of Louisiana declares war on vampires and Jason hitches a ride with a creepy stranger.
Episode 6-2 - 'The Sun'
First Airing: Sunday, June 23, 2013
Directed by: Dan Attias Written by: Angela Robinson Plot: A long-lost relative reveals himself to Jason and Sookie. After Tara is victimized by a new Government weapon, Eric takes matters into his own hands in an effort to thwart Burrell’s anti-vampire initiatives.
On the road to work, Sookie is drawn to a handsome stranger who shares her faerie abilities.
Sam is unnerved by supernatural-rights zealot Nicole, and is confronted by Alcide and Martha about Emma’s future.
Bill contemplates the scope of his heightened powers.
Episode 6-3- 'You're No Good' First Airing: Sunday, June 30, 2013
Directed by: Howard Deutch Written by: Mark Hudis Plot: Irate over Burrell’s blatant aggression towards vampires, Eric takes matters into his own hands. After dangerously testing the limits of his powers, Bill enlists a TruBlood innovator to synthesize a new type of blood, but has difficulty finding the right donor.
Sookie begins to learn why Warlow is after her.
Sam receives unexpected help from Nicole and her Vampire Unity Society (V.U.S.) associates.
Reverend Steve Newlin finds his past ideals turning into a current nightmare.
Episode 6-4 - 'At Last' First Airing: Sunday, July 7, 2013
Directed by: Anthony Hemigway Written by: Alexander Woo Plot: Sookie confronts her attraction to Ben by inviting him to dinner.
Eric counters Burrell’s brutal anti-vampire initiatives by hitting him where it hurts the most.
Andy’s faerie daughters keep dangerous company. Bill gives Takahashi the task of synthesizing a new kind of blood.
Episode 6-5 - 'Fuck the Pain Away' First Airing: Sunday, July 14, 2013
Directed by: Michael Ruscio Written by: Angela Robinson Plot: Sookie gets Lafayette to summon her dead parents, while Warlow revisits some painful memories with Lillith.
Eric and Tara resort to drastic measures to rescue Pam and Sarah reconnects with Jason.
Andy picks up the pieces of his ravaged family. Jessica seeks atonement.
Episode 6-6 - 'Don't You Feel Me' First Airing: Sunday, July 21, 2013
Directed by: Howard Deutch Written by: Daniel Kenneth Plot: Bill seeks Lilith’s advice on the escalating crisis between humans and vampires.
Eric, Pam, Nora, Jason and Jessica get an inside look at Vamp Camp, while Sam tries to make the best decision for Emma’s future.
Andy names his faerie daughters and Eric discovers the truth about TruBlood’s resumed production.
Episode 6-7 - 'In The Evening' First Airing: Sunday, July 28, 2013
Directed by: Scott Winant Written by: Kate Barnow
Plot: Eric makes a last-ditch attempt to save Nora by pledging allegiance to Bill. Sam ignores Alcide’s warning and returns to Bon Temps.
Sarah vows to get revenge on Jason while Jessica shows her gratitude to a fellow prisoner.
Episode 6-8 - 'Dead Meat' First Airing: Sunday, August 4, 2013
Directed by: Michael Lehmann Written by: Robin Veith Plot: Sookie faces a major dilemma in deciding whether to broker a deal between Warlow and Bill.
Over in vamp camp, Jason gets to know Violet, while Sarah goes to extremes to keep Tru Blood flowing.
Alcide makes a decision that will impact the futures of Nicole and Sam.
Episode 6-9 - 'Life Matters' First Airing: Sunday, August 11, 2013
Directed by: Roman Tirone Written by: Brian Buckner Plot: A desperate Bill tries to ferry Warlow away from the faerie plain, but Sookie is having none of it.
Meanwhile, Eric arrives at vamp camp, looking to inflict serious human damage. In Bon Temps, friends and family take emotional turns remembering a fallen neighbor. Bill feels the pull of Lilith’s sirens.
Episode 6-10 -'Radioactive' First Airing: Sunday, August 18, 2013
Directed by: Scott Winant Written by: Kate Barnow Plot: In the sixth-season finale, Jason feels a vampire attraction firsthand, and Bill finds that salvation isn’t free.
Meanwhile, Sookie considers her future with Warlow as a new crisis poses a threat to humans and vampires alike.
Notes: 'True Blood' is an American television series created and produced by Alan Ball. Its episodes started in 2008. It is based on 'The Southern Vampire Mysteries' series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the co-existence of vampires and humans in Bon Temps, a fictional, small town in northwestern Louisiana. The series centers on the adventures of Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), a telepathic waitress with an otherworldly quality.
In the novel, Rutger's character is Sookie and Jason’s great-grandfather and Claude and Claudine’s grandfather. He is tall and slim, extremely handsome with long pale gold hair. He is a lovely creature, a fairy prince who has powerful enemies and wants to keep his new relationship with his great-granddaughter secret.
Working on 'True Blood' is a very wonderful experience which I was hoping for but did not expect to become true. The crew is an extremely hardworking professional group and it seems many of them know what to do fast without so many words and Ii have seen this rarely.
The different directors who I get to work with keep me extremely on my toes and constantly challenge me. The readings of each episode are a crowded room, writers, director, producers, actors and all the people involved and I have never seen a room with fifty or more people trying to get a sense of where the overall story of the series will take them.
Part of the nervous excitement is that no-one knows, until that moment, what is up. Some twenty five actors then give it there first read voice. These readings are the only place where they all meet and then it is off to work.
Last week we were in -2° C every night from sundown until dawn in the coldest hills of the Californian mountains. As you may know the work started, for most,just before Christmas. And as you may sense, this is a handful and more.