True Blood starts its sixth season this weekend. After seeing the first couple of episodes, here are five interesting, cool, or just plain weird things to look forward to about the new season.
True Blood premieres on June 16th on HBO.
Bill’s new superpowers.
Bill is not sure exactly what he is. He was killed and reborn in the blood of the first vampire. But while he tries to figure it out, he will also discover he has a whole bunch of new, sometimes frightening, superpowers. Will he use them for good or evil?
It’s a lot more fairy-centric.
Sookie meets a new fairy (or rather, a halfling like herself) that is clearly going to be her new love interest. On top of that, we explore Sookie’s fairy family tree and learn more about her fairy powers. All she needs is a giant pink ball gown and a song and Sookie is all ready for her direct-to-DVD Disney movie.
New anti-vampire weapons.
Governor Burrell has been preparing for a war with the vampires for a long time. The problems with the Vampire Authority gave him the excuse to move forward with his plans to disenfranchise, criminalize, and eventually (I assume) exterminate vampires. And with that comes a slew of new weapons he has spent years developing. I don’t want to give too much away, but it is high-tech and very efficient.
The vampires are turning on one another.
It’s understandable. The vampires are very stressed. The Louisiana government has deemed that vampires have no rights. Violence against them is no longer a crime, and they cannot own property. Once the humans can figure out how to glamour the vampires, it is pretty much a return to slavery. On top of that, with the Tru Blood factories out of commission, food is scarce, so I think everyone is getting a little cranky.
California hippies to be exact. They roll into Bon Temps, but not on vacation. One of them, a girl named Nicole, is a supernatural-rights activist looking to start an Occupy movement. I have no evidence to support this, but I suspect she and her friends have darker intentions - or at the very least, their good intentions will have severe consequences.