Chris Meloni and Scott Foley Join the Cast of True Blood!

Chris Meloni and Scott Foley Join the Cast of True Blood!

Summer time is right around the corner, and so is the premier of the 5th season of HBO’s True Blood.  We’ve covered some of what we know about season five, let’s get caught up to speed on the rest of what we can expect!

This upcoming season of True Blood, as we know, will focus a lot on fairies.  We agree that this all sounds super lame.  Like Ferngully lame.  Which is really only a good movie if you make it into a drinking game where you take a shot every time they say the word “human.”  However, I am actually pretty stoked about what I’m hearing in casting news and the trailers I’ve seen so far.

First of all, we will be introduced to what is referred to as The Authority, which is an ancient order of really old vampires that makes the American Vampire League look like the Babysitters Club.  This Authority is run by none other than Chris Meloni.  That’s right.  Motha f–kin’ Detective Stabler.

As an unnaturally devoted fan to Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, I am thrilled!  He is badass enough to pull off the role of an ancient, powerful vampire.  Plus, he’s got that smirky douche-bag look that reminds me somewhat of Bruce Willis, one of Hollywood’s most legendary badasses.  Meloni’s character has a history and a storyline that will weave in with Eric’s and Bill’s.  This, coupled with the introduction of Eric’s vampire sister (Lucy Griffiths), gives me hope that we will get a decent chunk of back story about our favorite vamps.  Huzzah!

Shifting gears, the other new regular cast member we can expect is Scott Foley, who plays Terry’s former commanding officer from Iraq.  Everyone is pretty tight-lipped about why he’s in town and what his unfinished business is with Terry; just that something happened between them in Iraq that needs to be resolved, like a mission that needs to be completed.  Sounds pretty gay to me.  Terry’s character and storyline in the last season have provided some amazing comic relief (when his baby isn’t haunted), so I’m hoping these guys have good funny chemistry.

True Blood returns to HBO June 10!!!!