April 2nd, 2012
02:12 PM ET
The countdown is on for the return of HBO’s beloved vampire drama “True Blood."
On Sunday, the network gave fang-enthusiasts a quick bite of what’s to come in season 5 of the hit show via a trailer unveiled during “Game of Thrones.”
There’s more blood, sex and tomfoolery on the way!
By the look of things, reverend no-good, Jason Stackhouse’s evangelical nemesis Steve Newlin, has returned to wreak even more havoc on his life.
And, apparently, the vampire-human love triangle involving Jason’s sister Sookie (played by Anna Paquin), Bill (Paquin’s real-life hubby Stephen Moyer) and Eric (the smoldering Alexander Skarsgard) continues - but is Eric kissing somebody else in the clip?!
Absent from the 30-second teaser, sadly, is Rutina Wesley, who played Sookie’s BFF Tara on all previous seasons, though she was shot in the head in the final season 4 episode. (Reincarnation as a vamp, anyone?)
And speaking of Tara, her cousin Lafayette may be mourning the loss of his longtime partner, but does that mean he has to go psycho on everybody else? The shot of him holding a knife gives us a reason to think so.
The exact debut date for season 5 has not yet been revealed, but fans can look forward to 12 full episodes starting at some point in June.
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