FIRST LOOK! See Chris Meloni as a Vampire on True Blood

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Here's something to sink your teeth into, True Blood fans!

HBO's hot vampire hit doesn't return until June 10, but the network posted a series of teaser images Friday to whet fans' appetites -- and provided the first glimpse of new series regular Chris Meloni in character as a vampire named Roman.

Meloni's character is "an ancient, powerful vampire who holds the fate of Bill and Eric in his hands," True Blood executive producer Alan Ball told TVLine.

True Blood marks Meloni's return to TV, a year after he parted ways with NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, where he spent 12 seasons as Det. Elliot Stabler. Prior to his SVU stint, Meloni often dropped trou during his time on HBO's prison drama Oz, where he played bisexual inmate Chris Keller.

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