Christopher Meloni bares his fangs in 'True Blood' season five promo
Published May 6 2012, 17:01 BST | By Tara Fowler
The first True Blood
teaser featuring Christopher Meloni
has been released.
The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
star joined the HBO series
as a series regular in December 2011. In the new promo, Meloni can be seen baring his fangs for the first time.
Showrunner Alan Ball has said that Meloni will play an ancient and powerful vampire
with control over the fate of Bill (Stephen Moyer) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgård).
The teaser also features the first glimpse of Christopher Heyerdahl
, who plays an ancient vampire named Dieter Braun.
Skarsgård previously said that he has enjoyed working with Meloni, whom he described as "so hot"
The fifth season of True Blood
will begin on HBO on Sunday, June 10.Photo gallery - True Blood fifth season first images:
True Blood Season 5 Preview: Chris Bauer and Lauren Bowles.