BIG NEWS ---> Mark Hudis Steps Down From True Blood
As all the fans know, Alan Ball left True Blood after Season 5. Immediately, one of the writers, Mark Hudis was named to replace him.
Now Season 6 is currently in production and, as just reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the newly installed show runner is being replaced by “True Blood” veteran Brian Buckner.
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 of True 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.
In an interview with his alma mater Haverford College’s magazine, Hudis acknowledged the challenge that taking over for Ball has entailed.
“It’s impossible to fill Alan Ball’s shoes. That’s not false modesty, that’s the truth,” he told the publication. “The guy’s created two massive hit shows for HBO and has on Oscar. Really, this plane is in the air, and I just want to land it safely.”
I guess it must be even more impossible then he thought, though it does make you wonder what’s actually going on, doesn’t it? So who’s taking over Hudis’ position? Brian Buckner is the new True Blood showrunner, the man whom Steve refers to as Bucky.
Although lets take at look at the episodes written by Buckner ...(must say some of my favs...)
Escape From the Dragon House
Keep This Party Going
Hard Hearted Hannah (Bill sings!)
Hitting the Ground
You Smell Like Dinner
Let’s Get Out of Here
In the Beginning