Chris Meloni Joins ‘True Blood’ as Series Regular

By: Amanda Hasaka / December 13, 2011

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It looks like Detective Stabler has found a new gig!

Chris Meloni, who starred on the hit NBC show Law & Order: SVU for 12 seasons, has officially joined the cast of HBO’s popular supernatural show, True Blood.

So, will he be playing a human? Werewolf? Shapeshifter? Something else?

According to TVLine, Chris will be playing a very powerful vampire, with the show’s creator Alan Ball mentioning Chris’ character will hold “the fate of Bill and Eric in his hands.”

Bill is played by Stephen Moyer while Alexander Skarsgard plays Eric.

No word on when exactly the show’s fifth season will premiere, but it will most likely be sometime this summer.

Are you excited for this casting news? Sound off in the comments!