Another True Blood Showrunner Steps Down

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TRUE BLOOD episode 47 (season 4, episode 11): Rutina Wesley, Lauren Bowles, Anna Paquin, Nelsan Ellis, Kevin Alejandro. photo: John P. Johnson TRUE BLOOD episode 47 (season 4, episode 11): Alexander Skarsgard, Stephen Moyer. photo: John P. Johnson/HBO Photo: John P. Johnson/HBO

His first season as True Blood showrunner hasn't even premiered yet, and Mark Hudis is already calling it quits, according to The Hollywood Reporter. After series creator Alan Ball passed the job to him last spring, Hudis told his college alumni magazine that, "It's impossible to fill Alan Ball's shoes …  really, this plane is in the air, and I just want to land it safely." It's now up to his replacement, veteran True Blood writer-producer Brian Buckner, to keep the people (and non-people) of Bon Temps above ground.