Whenever you have a change of showrunner, it can end up being a scary proposition. Sometimes (see Glen Mazzara taking over on “The Walking Dead”), it can end up being a great thing that even improves the show. However, there are also other times (see what is going on with “Community” right now, or what happened on “The Office” when Greg Daniels left for a time) when the show does suffer with a vision that shifts the tone ever so slightly off-kilter.
So is this going to happen on “True Blood” with Mark Hudis at the helm? Let’s hope not. The good news is that he was already on board the series as a writer prior to the departure of Alan Ball (who is still involved in a lesser role), so it is not a “Community” situation where new faces are coming in and promptly taking over. There are also some new writers, but given the prestige of HBO and the talent on board the series, we have a feeling that what we are going to see in season 6 will be more of the same.
With that in mind, check out what series star Carrie Preston (who is appearing Sunday night on “The Good Wife”) had to say in an interview with The Huffington Post about some of the changes:
“It still has the flavor of ‘True Blood,’ as it always will, but it does have something — a little spring in its step in an interesting way, I think. Everybody is finding the new chemistry between all of that and all those players. And of course, with “True Blood,” there’s always still a million new characters that are being introduced. I don’t know how they keep that many balls in the air and continue to juggle, but they do.”
There’s no premiere date announced yet for the new season, but we anticipate it coming back around the same time that the series traditionally does in mid-to-late June.
Want to see some more scoop about possible guest stars? If so, be sure to check out the “True Blood” piece over at the link here.