It’s hard to imagine the True Blood cast looking sexier, but even without the addition of Alcide (Joe Manganiello), these EW outtake photos show that a red background does wonders for everyone’s skin tones.

True Blood season 4 has only just begun, and things are going to get exciting: A vampire bride proposition, Bill yelling “WHERE IS SOOKIE?”, Emo Eric, yay!

Promo for 3.05 True Blood “Trouble”