A day after releasing the first official poster for season five of True Blood, HBO has gone ahead and truly upped the stakes:
Ready to meet the much-talked about Authority?
Led by former SVU star Christopher Meloni, this stable of vampires will play a key role on season five, going up against the new alliance of Bill and Eric. And who comprises these ancient rule-makers?
Carolyn Hennesy, Peter Mensah, Lucy Griffiths (as Eric's sister, Nora, a double agent), Jacob Hopkins and Christopher Heyerdahl. All are pictured below. Click through now for a closer look at their vital season five characters:
What do you think? Weigh in now and then visit our True Blood photo gallery, where more season five images await, including shots of Nora, Bill and Eric; along with looks at more new cast members:
Valentina Cervi as an ancient seductress named Salome and Scott Foley as Terry's Army pal, Patrick Devins.