Heyerdahl, who played “Todd” the Wraith on Atlantis, will play an ancient vampire named Dieter Braun in the second episode of True Blood‘s fifth season. Heyerdahl’s appearance in the episode “Authority Always Wins” is set to air on June 17.
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(Beware of minor spoilers for the episode in this paragraph.) Braun is described in casting documents as “mature and self-possessed, calm and authoritative, with a piercing gaze. This vampire of average build is nevertheless extremely intimidating, and he uses innovative methods to torture a prisoner during an interrogation.”
The Vancouver actor’s other TV credits include Sanctuary (as John Druitt and Bigfoot), Caprica, Supernatural, Smallville, and Hell on Wheels. On the big screen, he’s also known for his vampiric role as Marcus in the Twilight saga. The next film in the series, Breaking Dawn – Part 2, is in theaters this November.
True Blood stars Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, and Sam Trammell. The new season premieres June 10, airing Sunday nights at 10/9c on HBO.
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