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The next season of True Blood is highly anticipated, if only for the fact that the show is getting a big behind the scenes change: Alan Ball is out, and Mark Hudis is in as showrunner.

Speaking about what he plans to bring to the beloved vampire show, Hudis teased a good deal to his alma mater Haverford College. The following is an excerpt from their Fall 2012 magazine. Hudis essentially awarded his old school with the first interview on what he has in store:

“Certainly he’s not going to be the Bill we know and love,” says Hudis of the character’s evolution next season. “He’s going to have more bite, no pun intended.” What else can we expect? Following a season that dealt with more global issues (such as national vampire politics), Hudis wants to bring the action back to Bon Temps, the small Louisiana town that is home to the show’s central characters, and focus on telling fewer stories with more characters (True Blood-ophiles might also be interested to know that Sookie and Jason will spend the year searching for Warlow, the vampire that Sookie has been promised to.)

We’re particularly excited about the “fewer stories with more characters” tease, because one of our issues with True Blood season 5 were a couple of the plot lines we just did not care about. The show is, after all, a story about vampires, and we’d prefer to see a little less of the other supernatural story lines.

In related news, True Blood actor Joe Manganiello revealed to Access Hollywood recently that he’s about to cut his hair in preparation for filming.

True Blood season 6 premieres in the summer, and a particular start date is not yet set. We’ll keep you updated!

Alan Ball decided to step down in May.

Thanks to TrueBlood-Online for the tip.

  • http://twitter.com/Dillon_Mays Dillon Mays

    I can’t wait for this. Get away from the politics aspect and go back to Merlotte’s and Fangtasia, and Bon Temps. And less storylines are great, but I still want it all to come together using every character they can.

  • rabbit

    Beware of Billith!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/peggy.ruiz1 Peggy Ruiz

    Get back to the books. I like them, and it’s not the same story. I mean,they are 2 separate things now. It’s really irritating.

    • melgreenwood1

      I couldnt agree more!

  • Cassandra

    HATED last season, didn’t buy the dvd’s, would like to pretend it didn’t happen, so any change from that is GOOD news for me! :)

  • Jordan

    The last season was just terrible and Bill still being a main character is grating. Just stick to the books, this new plot is so stupid!

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cymagen/70189322511 Cymagen

    Less storylines…YES PLEASE. It’s gotten so ridiculous. AND PLEASE STOP KILLING OFF the characters who are played by amazing actors.

  • Madeleine Elejalde

    Wiating for the much anticipated The Vampire Diaries/ True Blood “meet up”. That would be awsome! Just imagine the teeny vamps from TVD, finally having full, nudie se, snakcing on all the fang-bangers in Fangtasia, Damon and Eric, swapping chick stories (and chicks) while being free to say all the curse words their little dead hearts desire, I for one cannot wait!

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