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Mark Hudis Appointed New 'True Blood' Showrunner

With anticipation for True Blood's fifth season steadily mounting, it's likely the HBO series will get a season six. And if that happens, the show will have a new executive producer and showrunner -- Mark Hudis, taking over for Alan Ball. More after the jump.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Alan Ball will be passing the True Blood baton to new showrunner Mark Hudis for season six... Hudis, who has served as a co-executive producer on the vampire series for two seasons, will be promoted to executive producer and showrunner if the series is renewed for a sixth season. The promotion comes as part of a two-year agreement to head the day-to-day operations of the production and also includes possible new series development."

"In February, HBO and Ball announced that he would step down from the post at the end of season five to focus on his other projects and development as part of a multiyear deal, including new series Banshee for Cinemax and development of Wichita for HBO. He will continue to stay on with True Blood in an executive producer capacity."