Christopher Meloni On 'True Blood': Former 'SVU' Star In Talks For HBO Show

Looks like Christopher Meloni might be going from solving gruesome murders to committing them.

On screen, of course.

The former "Law & Order: SVU" star, who left the NBC series last spring after 12 seasons, is in talks to join the cast of the fifth season of "True Blood," TVLine reports. And though the show has plenty of other supernatural creatures, Meloni would join marquee names such as Stephen Moyer and Alexander Skarsgard as a very powerful vampire.

This would mark Meloni's big TV return; he's already made a big splash in the film world, as he is playing Colonel Hardy in the upcoming Zach Snyder-directed Superman reboot, "The Man of Steel." Meloni is in the midst of filming the comedy, "Awful Nice," and will also star in the upcoming raunchy comedy, "Dirty Movie." Meloni's TV comeback will also include a tele-film called "The Kentucky Derby."