Evan Rachel Wood will play a vampire queen on the second season of HBO's True Blood, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Wood will play the Queen of Louisiana, a 400-year-old vampire who rules over the undead world residing in the Bayou State. In the Sookie Stackhouse novels on which the series is loosely based, the Queen is a pivotal character in Books 2 and 3, as it's on her authority that Bill and Sookie leave Bontemps for a secret mission to Texas. Wood has signed on for two episodes, but she is likely to recur throughout the series.
The actress' last television role was as a bulimic lesbian teen on ABC's Once and Again, which left the air in 2002. She recently appeared in Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler opposite Oscar nominee Mickey Rourke.
True Blood's second season debuts on June 16.