The vamp drama welcomes two women to Bon Temps. Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Eve’s Bayou, The Great Debaters) and Amelia Rose Blaire (90210) will be turned into regulars.
Smollett-Bell is Nicole Wright, who isn’t smitten with the thirst for blood. She’s a “wide-eye character who is not concerned with money, [she’s] more concerned with doing what’s right”. Blaire becomes Willa Burrell, the daughter of Louisiana Governor Truman Burrell, who’s at odds with her dad about vampire rights. It's been said that a character named Wes will interfere with Jessica and Jason‘s relationship -- one of many other story and character developments.
Another transformation is behind the scenes. Mark Hudis, who replaced Alan Ball after last season, has been replaced by Brian Buckner. Hudis wants to concentrate on his overall deal with the network. In the middle of season six? Ball left, but he went to Cinemax -- HBO’s sister network -- to work on Banshee; and he still serves as an advisor for True Blood. Since spoilers have surfaced, another season opener is in the works. But that doesn’t stop us from knowing about episode five, “F**k the Pain Away” [spoiler here]. You have to wait until June for a better taste.
Before we see the sugar-sweet side of Smollett-Bell (Nicole Wright), we’ll see her as a marriage counselor who’s all too familiar with sex therapy. In Tyler Perry’s Temptation, which debuts March 29, she’s torn between eroticism and ethics. For someone who’s licensed to help others with their marital woes, she tempted to cross the line in her own marriage. The movie features Kim Kardashian in her first major role, and her ex-lover‘s big sister, Brandy Norwood… interested to see how that turns out? More about the “explosive romance about forbidden desires” and a chance to win a prize pack, click here.