Two actress have signed on for “True Blood’s” sixth season on HBO.
Amelia Rose Blaire (“90210”) and Jurnee Smollett (“Friday Night Lights”) will play Willa Burrell and Nicole Wright, respectively.
Burrell is the daughter of Louisiana’s governor Truman Burrell (played by Arliss Howard). The father and daughter have had many clashes over vampire rights.
Wright is a do- gooder less concerned with many than with doing the right thing.
Blaire will have a recurring role that could become a regular one, which is what Smollett’s will be.
Smollett recently had an arc on “Mob Doctor” on Fox. She has appeared in films “Jack,” “Roll Bounce” and “Gridiron Gang.” On the small screen, she appeared on “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper,” “Martin” and “Full House.”
Blaire has also appeared on “Royal Pains,” “Grimm” and “Drop Dead Diva.”
“True Blood” stars Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Sam Trammell, and follows vampires out and about and humans co- existing in the real world. Alan Ball created the series based on “The Southern Vampire Mysteries” series of novels by Charlaine Harris.
Blaire is represented by Bauman, Redanty & Shaul, and also Anthem Entertainment.
Smollett is represented by ICM Partners and Storefront Entertainment.