Updated 3/31 Our favorite TV vamps finally have a premiere date for season 2. According to E! Online, HBO's True Blood will return to the small screen June 14th. The series, based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris, takes place in the Louisiana bayou, in a world where vampires walk amongst humans without needing to feed, thanks to a synthetic blood created by the wacky Japanese. Of course, fresh human blood is always tastier than the Twinkie version. What will season 2 be about? And, most importantly, what will Sookie's hair look like? Hit the jump to find out -- and to see some brand-new photos from the second season!
According to E! Online, season 2 will closely follow the plotline of the second novel, Living Dead in Dallas (much like Dexter's formula of one-book-per-season). Dallas sees Sookie (played by Anna Paquin) attacked by a poisonous creature. When a vampire sucks out the venom – thereby saving her life – Sookie agrees to return the favor, and use her telepathic power to find a missing vamp. But don't think just because you've read the book you can skip this season. E! Online tells us that the season follows "some but not all of its major storylines – there will definitely be a few big surprises and deviations."