Well, we might have less episodes (only 10 instead of 12) and production might be halted until January but the first piece of important casting for the upcoming sixth season of True Blood has been announced ...
Rutger Hauer will be a regular in the upcoming season of the HBO drama, playing the role of Macklyn, who has a big connection to Sookie and Jason. Why do I get the feeling that he's going to be the 'Niall' of the series? There's also a character called Ben, a Southern gentlemen with a dark side who has yet to be cast as well as the roles of Texan governor and his daughter. Either way, this is a good start to a season that should hopefully be more focused than it's last one.
Season 6 Casting: http://www.spoilertv.com/2012/10/true-blood-season-6-casting-news-and.html
True Blood's fifth season is currently airing Mondays at 10pm on FXUK while the sixth season will premiere on HBO in Summer 2013.