'True Blood' season 5: Check out 11 spoilers
The racy HBO series "True Blood," which stars Anna Paquin, real-life husband Stephen Moyer and Alexander Skarsgard, returns on June 10.
Season 5 will see two major characters becoming closer, a massive vampire power struggle and the return of some familiar faces.
Check out 11 spoilers below.
1. There's a bromance a'brewin' ...
Vampires Bill and Eric, played by Moyer and Skarsgard, have fought over part-fairy Sookie, played by Paquin, for the past four seasons and basically hate each other. But in season 5, the two join forces because "they have to,' according to Skarsgard.
"They killed the wrong vampire at the end of season 4," he told OnTheRedCarpet.com correspondent Maria Sansone at the Los Angeles premiere on Wednesday, May 30. "They shouldn't have done that. So they've got some powerful enemies now and because of that, they have to learn to work together and that's weird and awkward but then suddenly Eric's kind of like, 'Damn I kind of like this guy now' and that's the new feeling and he's uncomfortable with it."
Moyer added: "We've put ourselves into this really dark situation that if we don't work together, we're going to do die so we will do it together."
2. ... and Sookie's oblivious.
Paquin told OnTheRedCarpet.com that Sookie "doesn't really know" about the Bill-Eric alliance.
"We the audience know that," she said. "But Sookie, as far she knows, thinks they're still hanging out in his house in bathrobes."
3. Meet The Vampire Authority.
Lucy Griffiths is one of the newcomers to "True Blood." She plays Eric's sister, Nora, a member of the Vampire Authority.
"I think in the past ... the vampires have been isolated a little bit," she told OnTheRedCarpet.com. "I mean you've had Pam and Eric together and you've had to an extent, Bill and Eric together, working kind of as a team but there's a team of vampires in this season who are members of The Authority, which is like a vampire government, and they are extremists and as a result, not necessarily kind to the humans."
Christopher Meloni, formerly of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," makes his debut on the fifth season of "True Blood" as the Guardian, or ancient leader of the Vampire Authority.
4. Speaking of ancient vampires ... guess who's back ... and hungry ...
Russell Edgington, the evil former vampire king of Mississippi, was revealed in season 4 to have apparently survived after being buried in a deadly mix of silver and cement.
"I get to dance, I get to sing a little bit, I get to fall in love again," Denis O'Hare, who plays the character, told OnTheRedCarpet.com. "I get to fall in love with a new person. I get to eat again after being buried under cement. I get to put on weight and I think I ever fly a little bit in the season, I can't remember. I get to come back to life, which is the most exciting thing of all."
5. Will Sookie bat for the other team - Team Werewolf?
Season 4 saw Sookie and werewolf Alcide, played by Joe Manganiello, get a bit cozy as she continued to deal with her feelings for Bill and Eric.
"Something may or not happen between Sookie and Alcide this year - you never know," Manganiello told OnTheRedCarpet.com.
However, before the two can even think about romance, there's some cleanup to be done in Sookie's house. Alcide's troubled lover and fellow werewolf Debbie was less than thrilled with his special friendship with Sookie. She attacks her with a shotgun, but her bullet hits the girl's best friend Tara instead. Sookie then kills Debbie.
"We've got a big ol' mess in the kitchen to clean up after the whole Debbie Pelt terror shotgun head incident," Paquin told OnTheRedCarpet.com. "It's going to have a bit of fallout as far as the Alcide of it all because 'Oops, I had to blow your ex-love of your life's head off with a shotgun because she may have just murdered my best friend.' Maybe a little bit of a hurdle for romance. Or maybe not."
" Also, the boys have gone off to sort of do their own thing and she's sort of said goodbye to both of them, both to Bill and to Eric, and she can't really every get those guys out of her life forever.," the actress added.
6. There's probably going to be a LOT of howling.
Manganiello said there is "a whole bunch of new werewolves on the show this year," including Alcide's father. Kelly Overton, who plays another one named Rikki, told OnTheRedCarpet.com that portraying a "True Blood" werewolf is "just amazing."
7. Pam's history is revealed.
Eric's sidekick Pam, played by Kristin Bauer van Straten, has always been a little .. odd. Season 5 will explain why she "is the way she is," the actress told OnTheRedCarpet.com.
8. Welcome, Scott Foley from "Felicity." Hope you like it hot.
Season 4 saw Scott Foley, formerly from the sci-fi-ish drama series "Felicity," make his debut as Patrick, the war buddy of Terry, Arlene's husband, played by Todd Lowe. Terry was astonished to see him when he showed up at Merlotte's Bar and Grill, because he thought he was dead.
"We're going to see the start of what's going on with Terry," Lowe told OnTheRedCarpet.com. "We're going to get a little bit of clue, that's going to involve some fire. What I can say about Terry is that there's going to be some fire involved and we'll see where it goes from there."
9. Watch out, Sam ... and everyone else ..
The fate of shapeshifter and bar owner Sam, played by Sam Trammell, remains in question.
"There was a werewolf who looked like he or she was going to eat me, so we'll see a resolve to that," the actor told OnTheRedCarpet.com. "This is really one of the most dangerous years for me, for Sam."
"Everybody's just trying to stay alive. There's the Authority and then there's a whole kind of entity that's pissed off about supernatural beings running around," said Janina Gavankar, who plays Luna, Sam's girlfriend and a fellow shapeshifter.
Lauren Bowles, who plays Wiccan waitress Holly, says "everyone is in survival mode" in season 5.
10. Luna gets a bit looney.
"It's a tough year to be a shifter," Gavankar said. "Luna is trying to just keep things together. I thought when I was experiencing her last year that it was rough for her last year but oh my goodness me - she can't control herself and when you're a shifter who can't control yourself, that means many different things and through this season you will find out what that means."
11. Oh hi, Tara. And Jesus.
Rutina Wesley, who plays Tara, appears in at least the first three episodes of season 5 of "true Blood," according to episode synopses, indicating that the character did survive the shooting. The actress was all smiles at the Los Angeles premiere. She said season 5 will be more of a "politically-charged drama."
"This season, we're going to meet the Authority and we're going to see all the sort of power struggles and political struggles that is between the Authority's agenda," she said. " The characters, as far as the rest of us characters, we're going to have to kind of figure out which side we're on this season and it's going to be really interesting to see how that plays out."
Kevin Alejandro played Jesus, boyfriend of Sookie's coworker and friend Lafayette, and was killed in season 4. The actor also spoke to OnTheRedCarpet.com at the premiere of season 5.
"I might pop up here in the show," Alejandro said. "My death did have a really big effect on Lafayette's character and the people around him so my presence is definitely felt. Everyone is afraid of getting killed off but on this show, it's like, 'Eh, I might come back some day.'"
O'Hare explained the dynamics of character deaths on "True Blood" pretty well, telling OnTheRedCarpet.com: "Unfortunately if you're staked and your head's cut off and you're reduced to a blob of goo, you're gone. But you can come back as a ghost, which is fantastic, so as long as your head is intact, you're OK."
Check out video interviews with Anna Paquin, Stephen, Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard and other members of the 'True Blood" cast from the season 5 premiere in Los Angeles.
Reporting by Maria Sansone, correspondent for the KABC Television's entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).