'True Blood' Posters: Christopher Meloni Is All Fanged Up (Photos, Video)

Christopher Meloni as Roman

Christopher Meloni will become another new addition to the Vampire Authority this season. Executive producer Alan Ball previews Meloni's character Roman as “an ancient, powerful vampire who holds the fate of Bill and Eric in his hands.”

VIDEO: Christopher Meloni Vampyr Teaser

The HBO marketing onslaught for the upcoming fifth season of its supernatural series, True Blood, continues. The cable channel just released 12 new character posters, including one of new series regular Christopher Meloni.

Meloni plays the extremely powerful and ancient vampire Roman, the guardian of the governing body for all vampires, the Vampire Authority. He’s also the mastermind behind the mainstreaming movement, which aimed to integrate vampires into human society. Clearly, the events of the past two seasons have endangered his work, eh?

On season five, showrunner Alan Ball says that Roman holds Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) and Bill’s (Stephen Moyer) fates in his hands.

The 12 posters also include returning stars Skarsgard, Moyer, Anna Paquin and Joe Manganiello with the tagline, “Everything is at stake.” Click here to take a look at the gallery. 

And watch the latest preview featuring Meloni below.

True Blood's fifth season begins on Sunday, June 10 at 9 p.m. on HBO.

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