Lucy Griffiths, a British actress best known for her role as Marian in BBC's Robin Hood, has been cast as a season 5 regular starring alongside the blonde-haired vamp himself, Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard). Griffiths will play Nora, Eric's centuries-old vampire "sister" both made by Godric. She'll work as a double agent within the Vampire Authority. She's described as having a deep love for Eric, but dedicated to a higher purpose - so whose side will she be on?
The show has also been on a wolf-casting binge - scoping out actors to play Alcide's father (J.D.), Marcus' mother (Annie), Holly's teenage sons (Rocky and Wade), a hot young she-wolf named Rikki, and a couple of beta dogs charged with interrogating someone.
In addition to Nora, the show will introduce a new powerful ancient vampire named Salome who is described as a world-class seductress. Denis O'Hare is also confirmed to return as Russell Edgington in season 5 as well.