Denis O'Hare

It's official: When True Blood returns in June, so will the show's thought-to-be dead villain Russell Edgington!

"He's on the loose," Alcide (Joe Manganiello) tells Sookie (Anna Paquin) in this newly released teaser. "On the loose? Russell Edgington is dead!" she reponds.

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That's what we thought! After all, when last we saw Edgington (Denis O'Hare), the human-hating former vampire King of Mississippi, Eric and Bill were wrapping him in silver chains and burying him under several feet of concrete in the under-construction foundation of a parking garage. But in the final moments of last season's finale, Alcide discovered said concrete pit, dug up and littered with broken chains.

Here's hoping he's come up with some better TV-show ideas in the interim.

Watch the promo below:


True Blood returns on Sunday, June 10 at 9/8c on HBO.