Newly appointed True Blood showrunner Mark Hudis was interviewed for the Fall 2012 edition of Haverford* Magazine, in which he shares a few tidbits on what to expect in season six. Here are some noteworthy excerpts from the interview and naturally, we’ll start with Bill. There are some minor spoilers ahead, so proceed with caution.
Season five ended with our normally human-friendly vampire hero Bill Compton drinking the blood of vampire savior Lilith, exploding and reconstituting into something evil. “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.)
As showrunner, Hudis is now the chief executive of the production, the head of the writers and the person responsible for the day-to-day operation of the show, including all of the creative decisions. “Ultimately, the tricky part is that now I have to be the arbiter of what ultimately gets on screen,” he says. “Last year, my suggestions would be heard, but this year, it is my call who gets cast, it’s my call how their hair looks, and it’s my call what kind of bullet wound they have.”
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*Haverford College is the alma mater of Mr. Hudis (class of 1990)