June 01, 2012 03:25:06 GMT
The former 'Big Love' actress signs up to play one of the Vampire Authority's members, while Rutina Wesley confirms that her character returns in the upcoming season.
"True Blood" adds another vampire to its fifth season. A spokesperson for HBO has confirmed that Tina Majorino, who is best known for her roles on "Veronica Mars" and "Big Love", lands a recurring role as a key member of the Vampire Authority's support staff. She will first appear in the third episode which is slated to air June 24.
In another news, Rutina Wesley has confirmed that her character Tara will return to the upcoming season, although she was shot in the head in the season 4 finale. "She's coming back! And how she comes back is going to be very, very, very interesting," the actress gushed when met at the show's season 5 special screening event on Wednesday, May 30.
Supporting Wesley's statement, creator Allan Ball said, "Tara is still a part of the show. I'm sure fans have a lot of different ideas of how that could be possible, and one of those ideas is correct." One thing for sure is that Eric and Bill could not help Sookie save her best friend.
"I can tell you that Bill and Eric can't come running to the rescue," Wesley told TV Guide "They just killed a member of the Authority, so they're going to have a big mess to clean up themselves, so Sookie's going to have to figure this out on her own. But, you know, she's strong and resourceful and doesn't need a man to figure out her problems."
She further spilled the beans that Sookie and Tara's relationship will be different after the latter's revived. She gushed, "That's going to be the interesting part to watch: Tara's reaction to Sookie and Sookie's reaction to Tara. All I can say is it's charged."
"True Blood" season 5 will premiere Sunday, June 10 at 9 P.M. ET on HBO. Christopher Meloni joins the cast as the leader of Vampire Authority, while Dennis O'Hare reprises his role as Russell Edgington. It was recently also reported that Emmy winner Alfre Woodard will return as Ruby Jean Reynolds, Lafayette's schizophrenic mother.