Go eyeball to eyeball with True Blood faves in 12 hypnotic posters

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Dec 17, 2012

True Blood will return to HBO for a fifth season in a month, and we can't wait to sink our teeth into the further supernatural adventures of Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and all our favorite Bon Temps denizens. To help with the ''waiting sucks'' bit, HBO has released 12 new character posters that tease the return of old friends and foes ... as well as a fresh new face. SPOILERS.

Former Law & Order: SVU star Christopher Meloni gets to have his brand-new fangy face on one of the awesome new posters, but fear not! Most of your faves are also back for an encore of vampire-werewolf-witchy mayhem—even those who are supposed to be dead. (Yeah, we're looking at you, Tara, even though we've known since last fall that you were coming back.)

And speaking of Tara (Rutina Wesley), does that mean that her character will return as a ghost? Because, you know, the bullet she took to the head looked pretty final to us.

So which one is your very own returning favorite? And what's your theory about Tara's return? Was it all *gasp* a dream?

(via Cinemablend)