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‘True Blood’ season 6 premiere

Stars Anna Paquin and her real-life husband, Stephen Moyer, attend “True Blood’s” season 6 premiere. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)
Anna Paquin plays thought-hearing part-fairy Sookie Stackhouse, a Bon Temp resident who was previously romantically involved with Stephen Moyer’s vampire Bill Compton and Alexander Skarsgård’s vampire Eric Northman. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)
Joe Manganiello, left, plays werewolf Alcide Herveaux, and Alexander Skarsgård plays fearsome vampire Eric Northman. Both of them have vied for Sookie Stackhouse’s affections. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
Ryan Kwanten plays Sookie Stackhouse’s philandering brother Jason Stackhouse, a Bon Temp police officer. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)
Deborah Ann Woll plays young vampire Jessica Hamby, who was forcibly made by Stephen Moyer’s Bill Compton in earlier seasons. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)
Carrie Preston plays spunky Merlotte’s waitress Arlene Fowler Bellefleur. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)
Janina Gavankar, left, plays shapeshifter Luna, and Sam Trammell plays shapeshifter Sam Merlotte, who owns the popular Bon Temps bar Merlotte’s. The two characters had a tumultuous relationship in season 5. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)
Rutina Wesley plays Tara Thornton, Sookie Stackhouse’s best friend and a newly made vampire.  (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)
Nelsan Ellis plays medium Lafayette Reynolds, Tara Thornton’s cousin. In previous seasons he dealt in V (vampire blood), a powerful drug taken by humans for hallucinogenic and sexual effects. Ellis attends the premiere with a guest. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)
Chris Bauer plays former V addict and bumbling Bon Temps Sheriff Andy Bellefleur. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
Lauren Bowles plays a witch named Holly Cleary who becomes romantically involved with Sheriff Andy Bellefleur. She also works as a waitress at Merlotte’s. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)
Kristin Bauer van Straten plays sharp-tongued vampire Pam De Beaufort, Eric Northman’s progeny and the owner of vampire bar Fangtasia. She is also maker to vampire to Rutina Wesley’s Tara Thornton. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
“One Tree Hill” actress Bethany Joy Lenz attends the premiere. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)
Actress Karolina Wydra plays a character named Violet in season 6 who has been described as a fearsome vampire. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)
Joe Manganiello attends the premiere with his model/girlfriend Bridget Peters. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
Michael McMillian plays conservative anti-vampire preacher Steve Newlin. He ends up being turned into a vampire. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
“Blade Runner” actor Rutger Hauer appears in Season 6 as a character named Macklyn Warlow / Niall Brigant, the vampire who is believed to have killed Sookie Stackhouse’s parents. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)
Jessica Clark plays godlike vampire Lilith in the series. Her character is said to be the “first” vampire. (Frazer Harrison /Getty Images)
Amelia Rose Blaire plays Willa Burrell, the daughter of Louisiana’s Gov. Truman Burrell. She is a series regular in Season 6. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Image )
Robert Kazinsky plays charismatic faery Ben Flynn in Season 6. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
Author Charlaine Harris wrote “The Southern Vampire Mysteries” series, also known as “The Sookie Stackhouse” novels series, which the TV show is based on. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
Courtney Ford of “Parenthood” is accompanied by her husband, actor Brandon Roth. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)
Sufe Bradshaw of HBO’s “Veep.” (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)
Actress Jurnee Smollett-Bell plays do-gooder advocate Nicole Wright. She’s a Season 6 series regular. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)
“Smash” star Katharine McPhee. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)
“The Mindy Project” actress Anna Camp. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)
A makeup artist applies a tattoo at the after-party  (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin, executive producer Gregg Feinberg and HBO Entertainment President Sue Naegle pose at the after-party  (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
Lauren Bowles, left, and Stephen Moyer at the after-party. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
Actress Anna Paquin and executive producer Brian Buckner at the after-party at the Social Club. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)