‘True Blood’ spoilers: Christopher Meloni shines in season 5 preview video

Ready to wage war?

Christopher Meloni was not a physical presence during the season premiere of “True Blood” on Sunday night, but we did find out enough about the Vampire Authority to make us more than a little bit excited to see his character of Roman hit the small screen.

Based on the new preview video for season 5 released by HBO, we’re not going to have to wait much longer to see the former “Law & Order: SVU” star in action. Roman is a powerful vampire, but also an understanding one — he realizes that there is no sense in spending every second of the day at war with humankind, and it is in vampires best interest to try and cultivate some sort of relationship. Considering that Nan Flanagan was doing his work for many years pretty much sums up just how he feels on the subject of humanity.

In addition to Meloni, this trailer gives us our first real look at Tara as a vampire, Alcide’s attempts to stabilize the pack against Marcus’ family, and Andy Bellefleur finding himself some hilarious common ground with Jason Stackhouse. It’s looking as though season 5 will be a fun one, and there will also be plenty of twists and turns along the way.

After watching the premiere and this preview clip, how excited are you for the rest of the season?

Photo: HBO

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