Alan Ball, the original creator and showrunner of True Blood stepped down at the end of last season. In his place came another producer: Mark Hudis. But today we’re hearing that Mr. Hudis has now decided to step down as well and in his place, Brian Buckner, a producer who has been with True Blood since the first season. Said a spokesperson for HBO in a statement:
“Mark Hudis has stepped down as showrunner of True Blood to focus on development under his overall deal with the network.”
We don’t have any more details on how or why Hudis stepped down. The sixth season has already been cut to 10 episodes and fans are already wondering whether this one will be the last. This change at the helm half-way through filming doesn’t bode well for the show’s ultimate fate.
But we’ll keep our stakes crossed that the show returns for a seventh, eighth and ninth… (okay, maybe that’d be a little much) season. In the meantime filming continues on season 6.
Alas, we’ll all be sucking on at least one more season this Spring/Early Summer.
We’ll keep you updated, Trubies.