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Wednesday
Dec142011

Chris Meloni on 'True Blood' = Best News Ever

  

REVIEWING THE TV-CASTING NEWS: Law & Order: SVU and Oz alum Chris Meloni has officially joined True Blood for Season 5, and all is well with the underworld.

 

By Kenny Herzog
Chris Meloni: From doing life to busting people for life to coming back to life. (Credit: HBO)

 

Hard as it is to believe, we here at REVIEWniverse occasionally contribute our editorial wiles to other media. Just last week, I'd helped report on breaking gossip for MSN TV concerning recent Law & Order: SVU defector Chris Meloni, and the possibility of him landing a featured role on the upcoming fifth season of HBO's True Blood.

 

Today, that rumor has become fact, and consequently, the most exciting news to hit Bon Temps since recreational V first rolled into town. Show creator Alan Ball has confirmed to TV Line (and True Blood's Twitter feed has dually validated the story) that Meloni will come on board as a powerful vampire capable of lording over both Bill and Eric.

 

Much as we all loved Denis O'Hare as aggro-pervert Russell, and Evan Rachel Wood as the now-deposed vamp queen, it doesn't get much better far as seductive, sinister badasses than Meloni. Anyone who watched HBO's brutal prison psychodrama Oz during its late-'90s-early 2000s run and remembers the actor's depitction of homicidal loon/perpetually nude sexual predator Chris Keller would agree:

 

 

IN OTHER WORDS: If Meloni's TB character is ostensibly a cross between Keller and his inspired Freakshow from Harold & Kumar, it could be the greatest casting ever.

CHRIS MELONI RATING: 9/10

CHRIS MELONI ON TRUE BLOOD RATING: 9.5/10

TRUE BLOOD'S RETURN MEANING IT WILL BE SUMMER AGAIN RATING: 10/10

 

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