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Christopher Meloni Joins 'True Blood' As A Vampire

12/13/2011 06:46 pm ET | Updated Feb 12, 2012

Christopher Meloni is officially going from chasing killers to being one.

TV Line reports that the former "Law & Order: SVU" star has joined the cast of "True Blood" as a series regular, and will play a powerful, ancient vampire.

The site initially reported that Meloni was in talks to join the show in November. He just completed his twelve season run on "SVU," and has been focusing on his film career for the last six months. He is playing Colonel Hardy in the upcoming Zach Snyder-directed Superman reboot, "The Man of Steel," and is in the midst of filming the comedy, "Awful Nice."

The Emmy nominee will also star in the upcoming raunchy comedy, "Dirty Movie." Meloni's TV comeback will also include a tele-film called "The Kentucky Derby."

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