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Spartacus star Peter Mensah is going from lowly slave to powerful vampire.

True Blood Trailer: Nothing stays buried forever

Mensah has joined the cast of True Blood for a recurring role in Season 5, Deadline reports. The 52-year-old actor will play Kibwe, the chancellor for the Vampire Authority.

True Blood is slated to return this summer on HBO. Check out a teaser for the new season: