Why, Alan dearest?? WHY!?!
Sigh… Yes, perezcious readers… it is true.
Despite our wishes it was all just a rumor, Alan Ball has confirmed he will leave his showrunner position if (and when) True Blood continues on into season six.
Since he's prepping his newest tv baby — Cinemax's Banshee — he won't have enough time to give the amazing world of Bon Temps his all.
But he says it's because of the excellent cast and crew that he knows he can leave with good faith.
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.
Ugh!! Our heart!! It hurts!!
We're crying blood over here… someone get us a kleenex!!!
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