Waiting sucks so it's a good thing you don't have to hold out for that much longer for new episodes of "True Blood." The vampire summer series is back on Sun., June 10 at 9 p.m. ET with all your Bon Temps favorites, including Arlene (for more on the red-headed scene-stealer check out our Q&A with Carrie Preston). But of course, it wouldn't be "True Blood" without any new faces.

Joining the ever-growing cast for Season 5 is former "Law & Order: SVU" star Christopher Meloni, "Felicity's" Scott Foley, "Cougar Town's" Carolyn Hennesy and many more sexy vampires, werewolves and vampires.

What do you need to know before the Season 5 premiere? Oh, how about the fact that Season 3 baddie Russell Edgington is back. Yep, he's escaped from his concrete tomb. Who helped him? We won't tell.

Check out the new photos, posters and videos below.

"True Blood" returns on Sun., June 10 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.

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  • Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello)

  • Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer)

  • Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard)

  • Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten)

  • Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Wolf)

  • Roman (Christopher Meloni)

  • Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten)

  • Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis)

  • Russell Edgington (Denis O'Hare)

  • Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell)

  • Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin)

  • Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley)

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  • "True Blood" Season 5

    Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, Lucy Griffiths

  • "True Blood" Season 5

    Scott Foley

  • "True Blood" Season 5

    Chris Bauer and Lauren Bowles

  • "True Blood" Season 5

    Kristin Bauer van Straten

  • "True Blood" Season 5

    Joe Manganiello

  • "True Blood" Season 5

    Jacob Hopkins

  • "True Blood" Season 5

    Christopher Heyerdahl

  • "True Blood" Season 5

    Carolyn Hennesy

  • "True Blood" Season 5

    Peter Mensah

  • "True Blood" Season 5

    Chris Meloni

  • "True Blood" Season 5

    Lucy Griffiths

  • "True Blood" Season 5

    Deborah Ann Woll

  • "True Blood" Season 5

    Todd Lowe-

  • "True Blood" Season 5

    Carrie Preston

  • "True Blood" Season 5

    Carrie Preston and Scott Foley

  • "True Blood" Season 5

    Michael McMillian

  • "True Blood" Season 5

    Janina Gavankar

  • "True Blood" Season 5

    Nelsan Ellis

  • "True Blood" Season 5

    Nelsan Ellis and Anna Paquin

  • "True Blood" Season 5

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  • True Blood Season 5 Teaser

  • Eric & Bill Teaser

  • Alcide & Sookie Teaser

  • Arlene & Terry Teaser

  • Chris Meloni's Roman In Action

  • True Blood Season 5 Trailer

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