Mark Hudis Out As True Blood Showrunner

Posted by at 6:57 pm on March 8, 2013

-true-blood--season--5Mark Hudis, who took over for Alan Ball as showrunner for the upcoming sixth season of True Blood, has been replaced by writer/co-executive producer Brian Buckner, per The Hollywood Reporter.

Hudis is stepping down to “to focus on development under his overall deal with the network,”  per a HBO spokesperson.

Buckner, who has been with the series since the start, will take the reigns on the sixth season, which is currently in production.

Hudis joined the HBO series in Season 4 as a co-executive producer. He was promoted to showrunner after Ball announced his plans to leave the vamp drama after Season 5 in order to focus his attention on his Cinemax original series Banshee, which was renewed in January.

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