Main star Anna Paquin is Sookie Stackhouse a telepathic waitress in Merlotte’s in Bon Temps. She’s in love with Bill Compton and regulary uses her powers to assist in vampire matters.
Alexander Skarsgård is Eric Northman, a 1,000 year old viking vampire who is the Sheriff of Area 5, a vampire district in Louisiana.
English actor Stephen Moyer is Bill Compton, an aged old vampire who falls in love with Sookie and will do anything to protect her.
Rutina Wesley is Tara Thornton, Sookie’s best friend since they were children. She works at Merlotte’s, has an abusive mother and is Lafayette’s cousin.
Ryan Kwanten is Jason Stackhouse, Sookie’s brother. He’s a fairly dim, self-involved individual that is popular with the women on Bon Temps.
Deborah Ann Woll is Jessica Hamby, a young vampire ‘made’ by Bill. She’s also an on-off love interest of Hoyt.
Sam Trammell is Sam Merlotte, the owner of the bar in Bon Temps. He’s also a shapeshifter, often taking the form of a dog.
Kristen Bauer van Straten is Pamela Swynford De Beaufort, usually referred to as just Pam. She was made into a vampire by Eric and is his loyal assistant and the bouncer at Fangtasia.
Nelson Ellis is Lafayette Reynolds, the cook at Merlotte’s. He is also a drug dealer, a gay prostitute and Tara’s cousin.