Alan Ball was a phenomenal show runner who began the series but left to work on his other hit show "Banshee" on Cinemax. He was replaced with Mark Hudis who joined the team for season four, and likely wasn't a good fit as he didn't stick around long. Now, Brian Buckner who has been a writer/ producer for the show since season one is stepping up to the plate to run things and hopefully keep the plane flying that Alan Ball launched.
Mark Hudis had a contract with HBO that dictated that he focus on other development of projects besides simply running "True Blood," and now was as good a time as any to begin fulfilling other duties.
Do you think that this change of hands will affect the "True Blood" show? Will Brian Buckner be able to follow the same line of the show as the previous show runners did?