Sweet mother of ‘True Blood,’ it’s happening! As if reporters didn’t have enough on their plates with the ongoing renewal announcements, HBO has unveiled a massive new gallery of ‘True Blood’ season 6 photos that promise a bloody (and sexy!) vampire-human war ahead. Not only do we glimpse a host of new characters, but also our returning favorites in the flesh! Get in here to check out the full ‘True Blood’ season 6 gallery before we burst!

‘True Blood’s sixth season won’t drop until June 16, but that hasn’t stopped HBO from giving us a major new taste of the season with a giant photo gallery of the new and returning players. Among the returning favorites, you’ll catch your first look at Sookie’s new Fae love interest and ‘Eastenders’ star Robert Kazinsky, along with Rutger Hauer as mysterious vampire Macklyn, ‘Rubicon’s’ Arliss Howard as  Louisiana Governor Truman Burrell, and several others.

Along with the showrunner swap changing from Mark Hudis to Bryan Buckner, season 5 guest star and former ‘Last Resort’ star Robert Patrick has been upgraded to series regular, while ‘True Blood’ season 6 also features the return of Anna Camp‘s Sarah Newlin, Luke Grimes as the “Jim Morrison of vampires,” and ‘House‘s’ Karolina Wydra.

Premiering June 26, True Blood’ season 6 will take place over 10 episodes, down from the usual 12, largely to accommodate series star Anna Paquin’s pregnancy with co-star Stephen Moyer.

Feast your fangs on the fantastic ‘True Blood’ season 6 gallery below, and give us your fang-banging predictions for the new season in the comments!