April Fool’s Day might have been a day full of trickery and practical jokes, but for dedicated True Blood fans it marked the release of a brand new teaser trailer, highlighting what to expect from the fifth season of HBO’s vampiric series.
And while the action-packed sneak peak includes some of the most important things we’ve come to love about the show: violence, fangs, and shirtlessness, there was one pivotal character who was noticeably missing among the array of old (and new) faces: Tara.
During the Season Four finale, Tara was shot in the head trying to protect Sookie from Alcide’s crazy werewolf ex-girlfriend Debbie. So given the fact that the opening scene consists of Sookie burying a body, TB fans are worried now more than ever that Bon Temps’ most outspoken character won’t be making a return — in vampire form or otherwise. Let’s hope it’s Debbie she’s burying instead.
Other things to look forward to includes a steamy make-out scene between Eric and someone who is not Sookie, and a few snippets of what Reverend-turned-vampire Steve Newlin is like now that he’s joined the fangs club. He seems to be adjusting to his new life quite well considering he was once a vampire-hater (don’t you just love irony?).
Check out the gripping new trailer below and get a taste of what’s to come in just a few short months. True Blood season five premieres this June on HBO.