First of all I'm still ticked they killed off Jesus. I wanted him and Lafayette to be together until True Blood was finished. And I why do I get the feeling Alan Ball wanted Jesus to be named that because he played a gay man that happened to turn into some weird devil character. LOL! IDK.. I could be wrong.
Anyway.. Alan Ball decided to step down as showrunner for True Blood because he's going to executive produce a series for Cinemax and another show for HBO. He gave the reigns over to Mark Hudis. But Ball still has his long term deal with HBO and will be advising on True Blood. He just is focusing on his other projects. Mark Hudis has worked for HBO in the past as well as co-executive produced True Blood for 2 seasons.