Alan Ball’s Successor Announced

Mark Hudis, a co-executive producer on HBO‘s vampy hit, will take the reins from show creator Ball should the series be picked up for a sixth season.

The elevation to showrunner comes as part of a two-year overall deal that Hudis has inked with HBO.

Hudis has been with “True Blood” since last year. His previous credits include runs as executive producer on “Nurse Jackie,” “That ’70s Show” and “Miss Guided,” as well as a stint as a writer on “Cybill,” which Ball also produced and wrote for.

Hudis has also written a handful of “True Blood” episodes. (Chicago Tribune)

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I don’t really know what to think about this.  I know nothing about Hudis, but was a little surprised by the selection to have him run ‘True Blood’ based on the shows to his credit.  He just doesn’t seem nearly as racy as Ball, but I guess everyone has to start somewhere.
And as a side note…I’m so tired of hearing IF the show is picked up for a 6h season….