Christopher Heyerdahl

Christopher Heyerdahl shouldn't work on his tan anytime soon.

The veteran actor who played ancient Volturi vampire Marcus in the Twilight movies will continue to fang it up on HBO's True Blood, Deadline reports. He'll play Dieter Braun, one of the five council members of the Vampire Authority, the highest-ranking governing authority over all vampires. Braun appears relatively mild-mannered, but revels in innovative torture techniques while interrogating prisoners.

SVU alum Chris Meloni joins the cast of True Blood

It was thought that Law & Order: SVU's Christopher Meloni would be playing Dieter since he was previously cast as "an ancient, powerful vampire who holds the fate of Bill [Stephen Moyer] and Eric [Alexander Skarsgard] in his hands," but it seems that his role is still under wraps. It'll be interesting to keep an eye out for casting of the other council members including Nora, African vampire Kibwe, big-haired Texan vamp Rosalyn Harris and 9-year-old cigarette-smoking Alexander.

Heyerdahl is comfortable play otherworldly roles. Besides his vampire cred, he's also known as Bigfoot on Sanctuary and the demon Alastair on Supernatural. On the human side, he plays The Swede on AMC's Hell on Wheels.