Alan Ball May Not Return After True Blood Season 5
True Blood is a show that it's tough to stop watching. Each episode, even the middling ones, usually manages to throw in a cliffhanger that makes it difficult to not want to tune in the next week. For executive producer Alan Ball, though, it might be time to leave True Blood behind.
Ball, who brought the book series by Charlaine Harris to the screen back in 2008, has served as executive producer for all three seasons and has written eight episodes of the show. There's no doubt he's been a major voice in the creation and direction of the series, but could he be planning to leave soon?
The Six Feet Under creator is in talks with HBO to return to the show for a fifth season, though he's recently stated that he might not want to come back after next year, according to The Hollywood Reporter: "I don’t know if I have any left in me after that. We’ll see."
Surely exhaustion and boredom do factor into it, and True Blood has consumed several year's of Ball's life. While True Blood is great, I'd love to see him bring something else to the screen as well, rather than be tied down to a show that he isn't sure really needs him: “I don’t believe True Blood is 100 percent dependent on my participation. It has a strong following and a really strong cast, and there could be a future where I step back and the show would continue."