Chris Meloni's New 'True Blood' Role Is Deliciously Evil

chris meloniLet's talk Truebie: Remember when we told you that Law & Order: SVU star Chris Meloni will be joining the cast of True Blood Season 5 as a "mystery" character? Well, Meloni's new role isn't a mystery anymore!

And guess what? It's not Quinn!

That was the BIG question when news broke about Meloni's casting: Would he be playing the part of Sookie's soon-to-be love interest, Quinn the Weretiger? He seemed like a plausible choice, but not exactly the perfect fit for the character.

Personally, I had another hunch, based on some behind-the-scenes gossip ... and it turns out I was right!

Chris Meloni will be playing ...


An "ancient, powerful vampire who holds the fate of Bill and Eric in his hands."

In other words, a member of The Authority!! Oooooh. Badass.

As for which member, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say Dieter Braun, because Meloni doesn't fit any of the other character descriptions to leak so far (meaning he's neither female, African-American, nor 9 years old).

According to the character breakdown from Season 5 auditions, here's what we can expect:

DIETER BRAUN: 40s to 50s. Mature and self-possessed, calm and authoritative, with a piercing gaze, this vampire of average build is nevertheless extremely intimidating, and he uses innovative methods to torture a prisoner during an interrogation…

Innovative methods to torture a prisoner?! Oooooh. Badass.

I can't wait to find out more about Meloni's innovative methods of torture. Um, on True Blood, I mean. Yeah. Not in real life or anything. Nope, not me.

Do you think Christ Meloni will make a good vampire on True Blood?

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