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True Blood Adds Friday Night Lights, 90210 Alums

Liz Raftery
January 22, 2013
Jurnee Smollett, Amelia Rose Blaire | Photo Credits: Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic; Amelia Rose Blaire
Jurnee Smollett, Amelia Rose Blaire | Photo Credits: Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic; Amelia Rose Blaire

True Blood will return for Season 6 with two new faces in Bon Temps.

Friday Night Lights alumna Jurnee Smollett is joining the show as a series regular, and 90210's Amelia Rose Blaire will also recur on the HBO drama, TVLine reports.

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Smollett will play Nicole, a somewhat naïve do-gooder, and Blaire will play Willa, the daughter of Louisiana Governor Truman Burrell (Arliss Howard), who disagrees with her father about vampire rights, according to TVLine.

Smollett is also starring in NBC's upcoming Jekyll and Hyde drama Do No Harm.

True Blood will return with new episodes this summer.