Fans of HBO’s True Blood are used to turmoil, drama and vampire insanity taking place on their screens each week. But could the new season be facing behind the scenes drama?
According to the Hollywood Reporter, new producer Mark Hudis is throwing in the towel on the show after only a couple of episodes. Hudis, who took over for Alan Ball, has reportedly left the series as a producer and will be replaced by writer-producer Brian Buckner.
The silver lining for fans is that Buckner has been with the show since its first season.
A spokesperson for HBO has said, “Mark Hudis has stepped down as showrunner of True Blood to focus on development under his overall deal with the network.” Hudis has had a two-year deal signed with the cable network last spring.
Hudis told his college alumni magazine back in January that “It’s impossible to fill Alan Ball’s shoes. That’s not false modesty, that’s the truth. The guy’s created two massive hit shows for HBO and has an Oscar. Really, this plane is in the air, and I just want to land it safely.”