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This Season of SVU is Really Weird: "True Blood" Trailer

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | May 7, 2012 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | May 7, 2012 |

Christopher Meloni was on SVU for half a lifetime, and when his contract came up a couple of seasons ago, there was a bit of dickering over the price. But rather than doing the back and forth, taking it to the media or anything else, he realized that maybe he had something better to do than the same script he’d been handed week after week for over a decade. I mean, come on, he did not study at Oxford under the greats for this type of treatment! (Note: I have no idea where Meloni studied acting).

So he said screw it and just quit. Fair enough. And now he’s going to go ham it up over on “True Blood” as an extremely ancient vampire who drops by old Bon Temps for a time or two. Here’s a bit of a teaser that gives us Meloni in full game face with mysterious robes and ceremonies with blood.

I’m just hoping that Munch comes by in character to make that the fifteenth different series he’s tied together. Hell, when the sun burns our world to a cinder, I’m pretty sure Munch will still be cracking dead pan.

Cinema Blend also has a bunch of character shots from the next season. Nothing too revealing, but there’s a Meloni in a suit, so it’s got that going for it.

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