Christopher Heyerdahl is no stranger to playing a vampire, playing one of the Volturi in the ‘Twilight’ movies. He will be joining the cast of HBO’s ‘True Blood’ as Dieter Braun, a strong, calm vampire. This character doesn’t exist in the ‘Sookie Stackhouse’ book series, adding yet another character into the the universe. Heyerdahl joins Christopher Meloni and Lucy Griffiths, who is also cast for Season 5 as newcomers to the show, all as vampires. So far, none of these characters have existed in the book series, leaving fans of both the novels and television series stumped.

Not a fan of the ‘Twilight’ movies, but you think you’ve seen Christopher Heyerdahl before? You may have seen him in ‘Sanctuary’ as Bigfoot/John Druitt/Jack the Ripper, The Swede in ‘Hell on Wheels’ or Kevin Reikle in ‘Caprica’. Heyerdahl seems to be a Science Fiction favorite!

What do you think of all the new additions to the True Blood universe? Are you excited to see all of the new vampires, or do you think they should just stick to the books?