Christopher Meloni Wants ‘True Blood’ HBO Series After SVU

Christopher Meloni True Blood – Christopher Meloni is currently in talks for a role in the ‘True Blood’ series on HBO. The actor has starred in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU) for 12 seasons and wants to be onboard with the fifth vampire drama season.

The show is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the co-existence of vampires and humans in Bon Temps, a fictional, small town in the state of Louisiana.

The series centers on the adventures of Sookie Stackhouse, played by actress Anna Paquin, a telepathic waitress.

No word on what role Christopher Meloni would play specifically, but the network said it will be significant, should he sign on the dotted line.

A “True Blood” run would mark Meloni’s return to the small screen, following his departure from “Law & Order: SVU” this spring.

The actor currently has two other projects, the comedy “Awful Nice” and the Superman film “Man of Steel” he’s playing Colonel Hardy, according to IMDB.

Meloni worked as a construction worker prior to getting his acting break. He has also worked as a bouncer, bartender, and personal trainer. He worked his way up the ladder by acting in commercials, short-lived TV series’, and bit parts in a number of films.

The fifth season of ‘True Blood’ is set to premiere next summer.