HBO announced today that the Season 6 Premiere of True Blood will air Sunday, June 16 at 9 PM ET. Here's the brief statement issued by the network.

"The debut date for the sixth season of the hit HBO series True Blood has been confirmed.

The ten-episode season of True Blood kicks off Sunday, June 16 at (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT). Based on the popular Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris, this Emmy-nominated hit drama series was created by Alan Ball, creator of HBO's Emmy-winning series Six Feet Under. The show follows waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who can hear people's thoughts, vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and vampire Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård).

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New cast members set to appear in Bon Temps this season are Rutger Hauer as Macklyn, a shady character with ties to Sookie's past, Robert Kazinsky as Ben, a new love interest for Sookie, Robert Patrick as the father of Joe Manganiello's Alcide, Jurnee Smollett as Nicole, and Amelia Rose Blaire as Willa.