Christopher Meloni Joins The Cast Of ‘True Blood’


Last month we learned that actor Christopher Meloni was being courted by HBO to join the cast of True Blood. Today we learn that that courting was successful because a deal has been struck … Meloni is coming to Blood. According to the report below, Meloni will play an ancient vampire in the upcoming 5th season of the series. Fans of Meloni that remember his nekkid days on the HBO prison drama series Oz might be in for a treat … considering how much nekkidness is featured in True Blood on a usual basis, we might get to see a lot more of Christopher Meloni again … just like the good ol’ days ;)

It’s official; Christopher Meloni is coming back to HBO. Eight years after his stint on the cable channel’s first dramatic original series Oz, the Law and Order: SVU actor is headed to HBO’s True Blood. We previously reported that the actor was being courted to join season five of Alan Ball’s vampire-infused series, but TV Line now confirms that Meloni’s deal has closed. The actor is joining the cast as a series regular, and will play “An ancient, powerful vampire who holds the fate of Bill and Eric in his hands.” True Blood has gotten increasingly batshit crazy, having crossed over fully into the soap opera realm long ago. After a lackluster third season, the show gained some steam (slightly) this past year with a few more interesting storylines. Season four ended with an intriguing tease for the upcoming season, and I’ve no doubt that Meloni will make for a much-welcomed addition. The actor recently filmed a role in Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot Man of Steel. The fifth season of True Blood is set to air next summer.

Thank you sweet baby Jebus for this AMAZING news. If True Blood wants to keep me watching the series, they need to give me incentive to do so. The prospect of a weekly nekkid visit with Christopher Meloni is the PERFECT incentive to keep me watching. Casting this inspired seems so obvious, and yet, it’s still a nice surprise. I am ALL FOR Meloni joining the cast of True Blood … I wholeheartedly approve … do you?


  • Iheartaustin

    I loved him on SVU he made that show what it was (along with the amazing Mariska Hargitay) and I did really enjoy his nekkidness on OZ! So now… I think I gotta gy HBO! Make are u post screen caps of his nekkidness Trent ;)

  • Mr. Gyllenhaal

    I used to be OBSESSED with him on OZ. This is the best news ever!! I am getting butterflies just thinking about it. Happy am I now:)

  • Cesar

    Soooooooooo sexcited!

  • rinachandayo

    YAY!! I love Elliot Stabler!!!/Christopher Meloni!
    I can’t WAIT for the next season of True Blood. He is going to make it awesome!

  • nichole

    I can’t wait!!

  • Krissy

    Yay! I think he is a great actor, and I am looking foward to seeing him show some skin since I missed Oz. Good news!

  • nicole

    yay! i’ve missed him on SVU. i think he’ll be a great fit on TB.

  • Kelly

    Great news! I’ve been lost without him on SVU! True Blood is always bringing more and more hotness to the show, and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

  • As long as there is some kind of rider in his contract that specifies he must be naked at least once per episode…

    Huge Meloni fan for years. So excited for him to come to Bon Temps. I think he’ll shake things up nicely.

  • Debho

    Oi, where’s the rest of the picture? lolol
    I only know him from SVU, but think I”ll have to start watching the vampire show. Yummo.

    • @Debho — It’s from the HBO series ‘Oz’. The show is set in a prison and there are a lot of shower scenes and sex scenes ;D

  • Debho

    We didn’t get that show down here. :(

  • Lexifer

    I loved Oz, even though I was hella young when it was out. True Blood lost me, I will make the effort for Meloni though! I lurve me some Meloni

  • John

    As long as we get to see that ASS in tight jeans and tight slacks and no jeans and no slacks! Yeah he’s an amazing actor too which is a bonus to the amazingness that is his big booty

  • JustAGirl

    I can’t afford HBO can you post the weekly Nekkid Alcide and Nekkid Chris Meloni pics? PLEASE!