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‘True Blood’ Season 6 Casts Arliss Howard As…The Governor?

True Blood Season 6 Arliss Howard Governor
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Don’t worry, it isn’t the first sign of an impending ‘True Blood‘ / ‘The Walking Dead‘ cross-over that HBO hasn’t returned our calls about (but looks amazing sketched inside our Lisa Frank notebook). Rather, ‘True Blood’s sixth season has added yet another series regular to its ranks, casting former ‘Rubicon’ star Arliss Howard as the human Governor of Louisiana. Find out why the Governor will be hanging around Bon Temps for ‘True Blood’ season 6 inside!

‘True Blood’s Creighton Burrell might share a titled with ‘The Walking Dead’s most famous villain, but this Governor is far less disturbed. TVLine has announced that ‘Rubicon’ and ‘Medium’ vet Arliss Howard will appear as a series regular throughout ‘True Blood’s sixth season, playing the role of Louisiana Governor Creighton Burrell.

HBO describes the character as generally good, though not without a major vampire bias considering his wife left both he and his young daughter to be with one. ‘True Blood’s Governor is also identified as savvy and ambitious, often to the point of of sacrificing his humanity to meet ends.

Along with the recent upgrade of season 5 guest star and former ‘Last Resort’ star Robert Patrick to series regular, ‘True Blood’ season 6 has also cast ‘Eastenders’ star Robert Kazinsky as a series regular and new Fae love interest to Sookie, along with Rutger Hauer’s sinister Macklyn.

Few other details are available on the sixth season of HBO’s fang-banging hit, though it’s known that ‘True Blood’ season 6 will be the first run by writer Mark Hudis, following series creator and showrunner Alan Ball’s departure. The season will also take place over 10 episodes, down from the usual 12, largely to accommodate series star Anna Paquin’s pregnancy with co-star Stephen Moyer.

What say you? Are you excited to see what ‘True Blood’ season 6 brings with its own Governor?

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