Chris Meloni is joining the fifth series of True Blood this summer and the vampire Roman. Meloni plays the extremely powerful and ancient vampire Roman, the guardian of the governing body for all vampires, the Vampire Authority. He’s also the mastermind behind the mainstreaming movement, which aimed to integrate vampires into human society.
HBO has also release some promotional posters featuring the tagline “everything is at stake”.
True Blood returns to FX UK this autumn, meaning we don’t have to wait too long after the US airings.
Welcome back to Bon Temps, home to mystery, Southern sensuality and dark secrets. For Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), life is more dangerous than ever after she and Bill (Stephen Moyer) become more deeply involved. Meanwhile, Tara (Rutina Wesley) finds herself under a lover’s spell; Sam (Sam Trammel) puts his trust in an unlikely ally; Jason (Ryan Kwanten) becomes involved with an anti-vampire sect; Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) becomes interested in Sookie after he recruits her to investigate the disappearance of his 2,000-year-old maker; and Maryann (Michelle Forbes) is revealed to possess a power that can control almost everyone in town. Then, after making a shocking discovery, Sookie, Bill and Sam must form the last line of defence against a diabolical plan that raises this award-winning series to bloody new heights.
Clothes fall to the floor almost as often as blood spatters the walls in this show that blends supernatural horror, sex, and mystery, with just a little bit of social commentary thrown in for good measure.
The DVD is packed with special features including cast and crew audio commentaries, several HBO.com specials, and The Vampire Report featurette. The Blu-ray contains even more bonus material including enhanced viewing, episodic previews and recaps and character perspectives.