Everyone's favorite vampire mini series returns to HBO for its second season June 14. The comeback of True Blood has been hyped by the r...

Ready for Seconds? True Blood Returns

Everyone's favorite vampire mini series returns to HBO for its second season June 14. The comeback of True Blood has been hyped by the release of posters with bloodied characters from the show and the tag line "It Hurts So Good." Another series of promotional images intended for billboards plays with blood and shadows and asks potential viewers if they're "Ready to Be Bitten Again?" "Ready for New Blood?" and "Ready for Seconds?"

Entertainment Weekly also gave fans a first look at outlines of the season's first three episodes:

June 14: “Nothing But the Blood”
A shocking murder outside Merlotte’s has Bon Temps reeling. Meanwhile, Sookie’s (Anna Paquin) relationship with Bill (Stephen Moyer) is tested when she learns about Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll), and of his involvement in her uncle’s death. Sam (Sam Trammell) recalls a shape-shifting encounter he had with Maryann (Michelle Forbes) as a 17-year-old. Jason (Ryan Kwanten) gets a sudden windfall that allows him to pay for a leadership retreat with the Fellowship of the Sun. Two adversaries find themselves sharing a mysterious dungeon and, possibly, the same fate.

June 21: “Keep This Party Going”
Sookie is forced to cope with Bill’s obligations to Jessica, as well as the romantic inconveniences the teen vampire’s presence creates. At the Light of Day leadership conference, Jason makes a favorable impression on its ambitious leaders, Steve (Michael McMillian) and Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp), though not on his jealous roommate Luke (Wes Brown). Maryann casts her spell on Merlotte’s patrons, and Sam proves helpless to stop the revelry.

June 28: “Scratches”
When Sookie is attacked by a mysterious creature, Bill must enlist Eric’s (Alexander Skarsgård) help to save her. At the Light of Day retreat, Jason has second thoughts about the sect’s anti-vampire agenda, but Sarah and Steve counter his doubts with flattery and promises. After snapping at Tara (Rutina Wesley) and new employee Daphne (Ashley Jones), Sam decides to cut and run. A bored Jessica heads over to Merlotte’s, where a smitten Hoyt (Jim Parrack) falls under her spell. At another Maryann-hosted party, Tara finds her attraction to Eggs (Mehcad Brooks) interrupted by a swirling, aphrodisiac fog.


  1. I love this show. As long as Ryan K does an obligatory shirtless scene, Sam T wears his tight jeans; and please, dear god, Stephen M's Bill ravishes someone else in a grave yard, buck naked - I'm there!

    Seriously, this is such a fantastic hour of television.

  2. I love that the actors playing Bill and Jason are British--it is such a mind trip to hear them talk out of character.

  3. i agree. and so excited to see the new girl, daphne. with Sam? will she end up duking it out with Tara?