The mere thought of a potential end to any part of the immortal vampires of True Blood is unthinkable to fans of the popular HBO series. But changes are coming up as sure as vampires rise after dark.
Creator Alan Ball has officially announced that he will be leaving his full time production role after Season 5.
Ball said, “‘True Blood’ has been, and will continue to be, a highlight of not only my career but my life. Because of the fantastic cast, writers, producers and crew, with whom I have been lucky enough to work these past five years, I know I could step back and the show will continue to thrive as I look forward to new and exciting ventures.”
Alan Ball will be staying on for an anticipated Season 6 of True Blood, but only as an advisor, and he will keep his title as Executive Producer for True Blood.
It could be said that True Blood creator Alan Ball is the life blood of the popular HBO vampire series.
So does Ball's announcement mean that the end of the True Blood series is near?
The answer to that question is as uncertain as whether or not Sookie, played by, will inevitably end up with true love Vampire Bill Compton, (Stephen Moyer), or the wild-child Vampire Sheriff of Area 5, Eric Northman, brought to life by actor Alexander Skarsgard.