It looks like we will be seeing plenty more of Alan Ball and “True Blood” for some time on HBO — even though we don’t know in what capacity this will be just yet.
According to new reports, Ball has inked a new multi-year contract with the network — though this does not necessarily mean that he will stay on as the showrunner for his hit show the entire time. Season five of “True Blood” is all but given at this point, and we know for sure that Ball will stay the guy steering the ship for that collection of episodes — after that, the contract allows him to sit back and assess his options — which could very well include a decision to take a reduced role on the show. While Ball has said that he enjoys his job more than anything, it is also extremely exhausted to take on the seven-month filming period alongside post-production, press, and writing duties.
“True Blood” is progressing nicely through its third season, and the newest episode will air on Sunday night. Do you think this show would be just as effective even if Alan Ball were to step down after the fifth season?
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