Supernatural melodrama "True Blood" returns to HBO for its sixth season on June 16 at 9pm, its first without creator Alan Ball ("Six Feet Under") in the role of showrunner (though he'll continue to serve as an executive producer).

When we last saw Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), she was taking part in a violent vampire uprising and facing down her former lover, Bill (Stephen Moyer), who'd become increasingly fanatical thanks to his drinking of the blood of Lilith. The trailer for the new season, below, promises a "world spinning out of control," supervampires, the state of Louisiana declaring war against the undead and, naturally, some shirtless shots of Alexander Skarsgård and Joe Manganiello.