Every season of HBO's True Blood brings a slew of new faces to Bon Temps, Louisiana. The upcoming Season 6 will be no different, with Jurnee Smollett (Friday Night Lights) and Amelia Rose Blaire (Amelia Rose Blaire) joining the cast.
Jurnee Smollett is playing Nicole in a series regular role. Described as a "do-gooder" with a "rosy outlook," Nicole is more concerned with doing what's right than materialistic possessions. Amelia Rose Blaire is portraying Willa, the daughter of Louisiana governor Truman Burrell (Arliss Howard), in a recurring role. The character doesn't see eye-to-eye with her father regarding vampire rights.
The actresses join new cast members Rutger Hauer as Macklyn, who has ties to Jason (Ryan Kwanten) and Sookie (Anna Paquin), and Robert Kazinsky as Sookie's new love interest Ben. Robert Patrick has also signed on as a series regular this season, reprising his Season 5 role as the father of Joe Manganiello's Alcide.
True Blood Season 6 will debut this June on HBO.