WATCH: Topless Joe Manganiello in 'True Blood' Season 6 Sneak Peek

By: Brandon Voss

Not long after taking a bite out of marriage equalityTrue Blood has released a premiere date and a trailer for its sixth season. HBO's gay-inclusive vampire series will return June 16 for 10 episodes.

"It is the beginning of the end!"

TVLine reports that Brothers & Sisters cutie Luke Grimes joins the cast as James, a sensitive ’70s-made vamp. The Wrap reports that EastEnders actor Rob Kazinsky will play Ben, a charismatic faerie, and Blade Runner's Rutger Hauer will star as a mysterious character named Macklyn.

Returning faves include Ryan Kwanten, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgård, Kristen Bauer van StratenNelsan Ellis, and the woof-worthy Joe Manganiello. (Click their names for gay interviews!)

Watch the official True Blood season 6 trailer below.

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