‘True Blood’ Stars Alexander Skarsgard, Anna Paquin Vamp Up Entertainment Weekly (PHOTOS)

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In honor of the upcoming fifth season of True Blood, Entertainment Weekly has released a special collection of 11 “fangtastic” True Blood covers featuring fan favorites Alexander Skarsgard, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Joe Manganiello.

The issue, on newsstands June 8, also features plenty of spoilers and much more from the cast.

What can we expect to happen in Bon Temps this season?

The Season 4 finale left many unanswered questions. Tara (Rutina Wesley) is still missing half her head, while vampires Bill (Moyer) and Eric (Skarsgard) have just taken out Nan, a prominent vampire rights activist, and the mischievous witch Marni is gone.

What’s next? Christopher Meloni joins the cast as Roman, a member of the Authority, while Scott Foley stirs up Terry (Todd Lowe)’s past and Sookie’s (Paquin) love life gets even more complicated.

Plus, there will be plenty of surprises with the reemergence of Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare), vampire king of Mississippi, whom everyone thought was buried alive.

True Blood creator Alan Ball, in an interview with EW, chatted the dymamics between Light and Dark that will be present this season.

“My first instinct about going into religion and politics was from watching Michele Bachmann, who thinks she has a direct line to God. What would happen if she became president? A lot of right-wingers would like to see a theocracy in America. From there we thought, ‘What would a vampire theocracy be and how would you justify it? What kind of impact would it have on humans?’”

True Blood premieres Sunday, June 10 at 9PM ET on HBO.

Do you plan to watch this season? Tell us in the comments — and watch the True Blood cast dish about the fifth season in the video below.

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