LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 (UPI) --
Actor Chris Meloni will join the cast of the HBO vampire drama "True Blood" next season, EW.com reported.
Meloni is best known for his work on TV's "Oz" and "Law & Order: SVU."
He will play an "ancient, powerful vampire who holds the fate of Bill and Eric in his hands," the entertainment news Web site said.
Anna Paquin plays telepathic waitress Sookie in the show, while Stephen Moyer and Alexander Skarsgard play vampires Bill and Eric respectively.
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