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True Blood returns this summer for its fifth season, and it looks like things are going to be pretty explosive.

Alan Ball steps down as showrunner of True Blood for Season 6

The first taste of the new season gives glimpses of most of the major characters, though Tara, who took a bullet in the Season 4 finale, is conspicuously absent. (Based on the big explosion at the end, Tara might not be the only person in mortal danger.) It's safe to say Bon Temps will be as sexy and violent as ever.

The upcoming season will be the last shepherded by creator Alan Ball. What does he have in store for his final season? Click play below to find out.

True Blood returns in June.