Jurnee Smollett joins ‘True Blood’ season 6

    Eve’s Bayou star, Jurnee Smollett, is returning to Louisiana, but this time the actress will be a resident of Bon Temps.

    “It was dope to meet the cast & crew of @hbotrueblood! even more pumped to shoot my first day 2morrow,” tweeted Jurnee.

    Bon Temps, the setting for HBO’s “True Blood,” is a pretty diverse place with werewolves, werepanthers, witches, shape shifters and of course vampires, but Jurnee will be only the third African American to join the cast as a regular, alongside Rutina Wesley and Nelsan Ellis.

    It remains to be seen whether Jurnee’s wardrobe for the show includes fangs. Her character, Nicole, is described as an optimist “concerned with doing the right thing” according to TVLine.

    Jurnee, who was most recently on NBC’s “Friday Night Lights” and co-stars in Tyler Perry’s upcoming Temptation, shared her excitement with her Twitter followers.

    “Super excited to be on set for my first day on season 6 of @hbotrueblood!! Wish me luck,” she wrote.

    Hear from Rutina, the Mowry twins, Tichina Arnold and more Black actresses below.

    —Tracy L. Scott


    If you weren’t a fan of "True Blood," is the show more appealing now that Jurnee will be on it? Leave your comments below.


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