True Blood season 6 debuts in June, and today HBO is offering up a big first look thanks to several high-res photos.

Several of the photos unveil numerous new characters joining this season’s True Blood season 6 plot line (explained further below). Also depicted in the 22 photos are all of your long-time favorites, including Bill, Sookie, Tara, Eric, Jason, Alcide, Pam, and Steve.

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New characters in the photos above include Luke Grimes as James, Karolina Wydra as Violet, Rutger Hauer as Macklyn, Jurnee Smollett as an unknown character, and Amelia Rose Blaire as Will. One returning character we’ve particularly enjoyed over the years, Steve Newlin, appears to be in a pretty dire situation. You may remember that during the season 5 finale we saw him run off into the woods after seeing his boyfriend Russell killed.

True Blood season 6 premieres June 16 on HBO and will run for 10 episodes (the series’ shortest season order to date). The season is expected to bring the focus back to Bon Temps, and these new photos appear to fall in line with the promise of a focus on the core characters (and some fresh faces).

A new trailer for True Blood season 6 debuted last weekend and depicted Bon Temp in a very critical state. Sookie appeared to be at a breaking point while Bill still thinks he’s God.