Is this really how many popular vampire franchises there are nowadays, that it’s tough to fill a role without getting an actor who hasn’t played a neck-biter before?
Or perhaps Christopher Heyerdahl just has that convincingly undead look. The Twilight and Hell on Wheels actor has joined the cast of HBO’s True Blood season five in a recurring role.
He’ll play Dieter Braun, an ancient, powerful vampire who plays a large part in the intelligence of the Authority, plus is really awesome at coming up with creative ways to torture people. So … we’re thinking he’s a bad guy then? Heyerdahl is in addition to Chris Meloni, who was previously added to the cast (and whose part description, it seems, was actually the role for Heyerdahl).