Dark roles seem to be a recurring thing for Canadian actor Christopher Heyerdahl. Known to Twilight fans as one of the Volturi, to Sanctuary fans as John Druitt/Bigfoot, to Supernatural fans as Alastair, and to Hell on Wheels fans as “The Swede,” Heyerdahl will be seen in fangs (again) when he appears in the fifth season of HBO’s True Blood.

Deadline shared the news, stating that Heyerdahl is set to play a recurring role as “Dieter Braun, an ancient, powerful vampire who plays a large part in the intelligence of the Authority and especially enjoys enhanced interrogation.” True Blood doesn’t seem to have any seem to have any shortage of ancient, powerful vampires, but given Heyerdahl’s previous experience in playing an evil-type vampire in an adaptation of a modern fiction novel focused on fanged blood-drinkers, he sounds like a good fit for the part.

Heyerdahl isn’t the only new addition to True Blood set to play a vampire described as “ancient” and “powerful.” The actor joins Chris Meloni in joining the series as one of the fanged newcomers to the show.
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