When we first heard that Chris Meloni was joining the fifth season of “True Blood,” we were beyond excited; however, it turned out that he was only in (spoiler!) in a small number of episodes before ultimately having his character of Vampire Authority head Roman passing away.
However, there is some more good news coming out now: Meloni is going to be headed on board a new scripted project soon. Multiple sources confirm that the actor is going to be joining the Fox comedy that is currently untitled, but has a big-name producer attached to it Bill Lawrence (“Cougar Town,” “Scrubs”). The story is based off of the Justin Halperin book “I Suck at Girls,” and the former “Law & Order: SVU” star is going to play the part of Jack, a rigid and very straight-laced guy who is forced into suddenly becoming a key part of his children’s upbringing after his wife decides to go to law school.
While there is no word yet on what Fox thinks about the pilot, getting a name like Meloni will certainly help to get the show pick up. He has been extremely sought-after ever since starring on the NBC drama series for more than a decade, and he viewed the “True Blood” arc as an opportunity to dip his feet into something new and to try some new characters. This was decidedly success, and it should be known that he has a history with Lawrence: he guest-starred on two episodes of “Scrubs” back in 2003.
What do you think about the idea of this show, and are you excited to see what Meloni will bring to the story? If you want to read some more “True Blood” season 6 character scoop, you can do so over at the link here.