True Blood Adds Christopher Heyerdahl for Season 5

The Twilight Saga actor will portray the powerful vampire Dieter Braun in a recurring role on this HBO drama series.
BYBrian Gallagher | January 18th, 2012

Christopher Heyerdahl joins the cast of True BloodChristopher Heyerdahl, who played the Volturi vampire Marcus in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, will play a different kind of vampire in Season 5 of True Blood.

The actor has signed onto play Dieter Braun, an ancient blood sucker who supplies intelligence to the Authority and relishes using torturous interrogation techniques. It is said the actor will have a recurring role this season, although it isn't known how many episodes he will appear in.

Production is currently under way on Season 5 of True Blood, which will premiere sometime this summer on HBO. Among other new casting additions this season are Christopher Meloni, Kelly Overton, Louis Herthum, and Dale Dickey.

Christopher Heyerdahl also recently starred on the AMC Western series Hell on Wheels as The Swede.

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