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From the True Blood Season 6 spoilers and teasers so far, it looks like Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) is in for one hell of a tough ride ahead. In order to deal with everything being thrown at her this season, Sookie may just have to get her hands a little dirtier than usual.

Sookie is certainly no damsel in distress, despite the stable of supernaturals and suitors ready to lay their life on the line for the half-fairy heroine. But in True Blood Season 6, we may see a tougher — and possibly darker — side to our favorite telepathic waitress.

This season, the writers and I have been making a concerted effort to help Sookie grow up, become a little bit darker, more accepting of her fate, more self-knowing,” said showrunner Brian Buckner in an interview with Manhattan magazine.

Brian also teased a bolder and sexier Sookie, saying she’ll “explore her attraction to vampires head on” in True Blood Season 6. Whether that will be more steamy scenes with bad boy Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) or her former love Bill (Stephen Moyer) is still unclear, especially now that Bill has transformed into the demi-god “Billith”.

“Things left off in a pretty serious place in regards to where Eric and I leave Bill having just turned into this creature of the blood with these monster fangs—and who the hell knows what that is?” Anna Paquin said in the same interview. “So obviously, that situation has to [play] out. And we have new cast members this year, and that’s always fun to have fresh blood, if you’ll pardon the pun.”

One of those new cast members is Rob Kazinsky, who plays a new love interest for Sookie named Ben. Whether he’s yet another magical being joining the crowded lot in Bon Temps is still unknown. But he will be instrumental in helping Sookie and Jason (Ryan Kwanten) uncover clues to the mystery surrounding their parents’ death years ago.

Are you keen on seeing Sookie’s darker side in True Blood Season 6?

Source: Manhattan Magazine