True Blood season 5 spoilers: New promo video of Christopher Meloni in creepy ritual

We got a first look at Christopher Meloni as a vampire last week, courtesy of a new promo picture released by HBO and today, the US TV network have put out a new video promo featuring the actor in his new role.

When True Blood returns for it’s fifth season next month, the former Law and order star will take on the role of Roman, an ‘incredibly powerful’ figure from the vampire authority, who will hold the fate of show favourites Bill and Eric in his hands.

The ancient vampire can be seen in the video below, taking part in an ominous looking ceremony. He slits his wrist, drops some of his blood into a willing female’s mouth and then out come the fangs.

With the candles, the hoods and the chanting, the whole thing is very creepy indeed, though it has an almost religious feel to it.

Also featured in the promo is Christopher Heyerdahl, in his role as Dieter Braun, the chancellor of the Vampire Authority.

Additionally, Scott Foley, who turned up in season 4 finale as Terry’s old war buddy, will return in the next season since they have an unfinished business. “Something happened between the two of them in Iraq that needs to be dealt with. I can’t say what it is. It has nothing to do with vampires or werewolves. But there is a mission that they need to complete,” the former “Felicity” actor recently said.

True Blood will premiere on June 10, 2012 and feature twelve episodes, bringing the series total to 60. Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton) will make his directorial debut with the eighth episode of season five, tentatively titled “Somebody That I Used to Know.”

It has also been announced that former The L Word producer Angela Robinson has joined the writing team and She will pen episodes five and eleven.

Meanwhile, Scott Foley will return to his role of Patrick Devins, after he showed up in season 4 finale as Terry’s old war buddy. It has reported that he will be back to deal with unfinished business between him and his pal.