True Blood correspondent Gamera, via THR, is reporting that long-time Law & Order: SVU detective and former Oz inmate, Christopher Meloni will be joining the cast of HBO’s vampire hit gore-fest, True Blood for its fifth season. According to show creator, Alan Ball, Meloni will play “an ancient, powerful vampire who holds the fate of Bill and Eric in his hands.” Meloni, of course, recently left SVU after twelve seasons over a contract dispute and it’s been unclear until now what his plans were.
Yes, we freely admit that we have been very critical of True Blood in the past due to its “kitchen-sink” mentality, especially when it comes to supernatural adversaries (this is, if you recall, how Gamera got his job with The ‘Tastic as the True Blood correspondent as he was promised the role of the main adversary in season five), but we have to admit, season four was fantastic and the end was so brutally shocking that it left us speechless. So needless to say, all of us (including Gamera, who still claims to be part of the fifth season cast) are really looking forward to season five.
For this generation of television audiences with short attention spans, HBO has made catching up on True Blood ahead of the season four premiere this Sunday, June 26th easy by releasing the cool little video below that provides a synopsis of the important stuff that’s been going on over the last three seasons. This has been approved by our, True Blood corespondent, Gamera who as we noted, will be featured prominently in season five.
Although we feel this series jumped the shark last season, we are compelled to present the latest trailer for the upcoming fourth season of HBO’s vampire sex and gore-fest, True Blood because despite our misgivings, you know we’ll be sucked into it again as we are invested now. Looks like they are adding witches and zombies this season. When pressed by The ‘Tastic as to who they will be adding as an adversary for the vampires of Bon Temps for season five, Alan Ball replied that they are seriously considering Godzilla arch-rival, Gamera, and casting Russell Brand as the witty, local giant turtle expert. Ball stated that if the audience will buy fairies as an integral part of a plot on a show revolving around vampires, there’s not a whole lot they won’t buy so they’ll just continue to do what’s worked in the past for them as far as the writing is concerned: smoke a lot of pot and go with the idea of the guy in the room who is the most wasted. Season four of TB premieres on HBO on June 26th. The top one is of better quality however, the bottom one is longer.