New True Blood Showrunner Named for Season Six

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With Alan Ball stepping down as True Blood‘s showrunner (he’ll still be involved, just not as much) next season, we’ve been curious who would step into the role. Deadline reports that Mark Hudis will be taking over as showrunner in season 6.

Hudis has been a writer and co-executive producer on True Blood since season 4. He and Alan Ball previously worked together on Cybill (yes, really) in the ’90s and even further back, they worked together at Ad Age. He’s written four episodes of True Blood so far (season 4’s “Me and the Devil” and “Soul of Fire” and season 5’s “Authority Always Wins” and “Somebody That I Used to Know”), so he should have a pretty good handle on the show.

Although HBO hasn’t officially ordered a sixth season of the show, the fact that they’ve found a showrunner, and signed him to a two-year deal, is very encouraging!

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  1. Liz

    May 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    It’s all good!

  2. Oh sookie 1

    May 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Omg!!! Please keep doing the show!!! Just as long as its the same characters!!

  3. Bethany

    May 23, 2012 at 4:04 am

    CH allowed AB to do the show because she personally picked him to head things up. I certainly hope that Mark Hudis is able to fill AB’s shoes properly. I would hate to see the show go down in a sea of flames (or blood) because they decide to take the show in the wrong direction. Of course, AB was the one who was adimately against having Bubba be on the show, maybe this new guy can find a way to pull it off without making a mockary of him. AB always felt that anyone they picked would be a poor imitation of Elvis, but if done right, Bubba could be the new fan fave. And just maybe this new guy will try harder to follow the books, rather than going insanely off topic into the side stories as the show so often does. I have hope for this show for now, and will continue until I see otherwise. I just really hope that this change doesn’t ruin the show that is one of the most amazing programs ever to be aired on television, based on probably the most amazing book series ever written since Sherlock Holmes. At least in my opinion.