A source close to Ben also somewhat supports this in a less straightforward way by saying
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Aww! This was a nice gesture!
True Blood creator Alan Ball realizes that his hit HBO show wouldn't be a hit without the fans, so he wanted to thank them in person (or as close to that as he could get) before the season five finale aired on Sunday night.
He's stepping down as showrunner of the vampire drama, so the video (above) also serves as a farewell to those who have faithfully tuned in since it premiered on premium cable in 2008.
While he's thanking people like us for watching, we have to thank him right back for giving us such a remarkable show to end our weekend with for the last five years! Not to mention, hiring such a seksi cast!
Without Mr. Ball's fine eye for fine-looking talent, our eyes may never have been introduced to ASkars, the finest fanger of them all!
Thank you, Alan! THANK YOU!