Mark Hudis, who in May replaced departing creator-showrunner Alan Ball for the show’s upcoming sixth season, is being replaced himself. Writer-producer Brian Buckner, who has been with the vampire series since its first season, has taken over the position for the show’s not-yet-concluded season.
“Mark Hudis has stepped down as showrunner ofTrue Blood to focus on development under his overall deal with the network,” a spokesperson for the premium cable network said in a statement, referring to a two-year deal the writer-producer signed with the network last spring.
Ball announced he’d be leaving the series at the end of the show’s fifth season to focus his attention on since-renewed Banshee on cable cousin Cinemax. Hudis joined True Blood for the show’s fourth season as a co-executive producer and was upped to showrunner for season six. For his part, Buckner has been with the series since its inception.
Hudis, a celebrated writer whose credits include Cybill, That ’70s Show and Nurse Jackie, suggested that the series, which had gone more global in scope during the fifth season, would bring the focus back to the Louisiana town of Bon Temps for the sixth.
Prior to his time on True Blood, Buckner worked on series including The Class, Friends and spinoff Joey.
For the rest of the article please click on the Source link below. Just what this all will mean to the show is what fans are asking. Why the change? Why mid season? No answers yet for the questions. Just hope the new season will be amazing and yes waiting still sucks (even more now with all the changes in show runner) I can’t help but think of Pam saying “blah blah showrunner emergency blah blah”