Chris Meloni Joins True Blood
Posted on Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:37 AM PDT

melonihbo200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - From one bloody series to another, Law and Order: SVU’s Christopher Meloni has landed a role on True Blood.

Meloni, 50, will have a recurring role in True Blood’s fifth season as "an ancient, powerful vampire who holds the fate of Bill and Eric in his hands," according to the show’s creator Alan Ball.

Meloni recently departed from Law and Order: SVU after 12 seasons and is currently filming Zach Snyder’s Superman reboot, Man of Steel, as Colonel Hardy.