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True Blood is bringing in more fresh blood for Season 5.

Italian actress Valentina Cervi will join the cast as a series regular, has confirmed. Cervi, who recently appeared in the BBC miniseries Zen, will portray Salome, an ancient vampire who's not only intelligent but a skilled seductress. first reported the news.

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Salome, as in the Salome from the Bible, is the most powerful person, though she's capable of hiding her powers when it serves her purpose.

True Blood is slated to return with Season 5 next year.