True Blood’s Alan Ball Signs Up for HBO’s Wichita

November 4, 2011 by  

Based on the Life of Dr. George Tiller:

Alan BallTrue Blood’s creator, Alan Ball, has several new shows in various stages of development. The first being an hour long drama set in the late term abortion clinic of real life Dr. George Tiller (who was shot and killed by anti-abortion activist, Scott Roeder in 2009) and goes by the name of Wichita.

Ball, along with Jimmy Miller, are signed on as executive producers. Devin Friedman, who wrote a GQ article on Dr. Tiller, will serve as the show’s writer as well as co-executive producer.

Besides Wichita, Alan Ball will be teaming up with HBO’s sister network, Cinemax to (once again) executive produce a new show called Banshee. This project is set in the Amish area of Pennsylvania. The show will center around an ex-con posing as a sheriff in an Amish town.

If that isn’t enough to fill Alan Ball’s plate, he will also be directing what is being described as a dark comedy pitch for Paramount.

Here’s hoping True Blood doesn’t suffer as a result.

Sources: Hollywood Reporter – ‘True Blood’ EP Alan Ball Developing HBO Medical Drama (Exclusive)

Yidio.com – ‘True Blood’ Showrunner Alan Ball Planning HBO Show on Abortion Doctor

(Photo Credit: HBO, Inc.)

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