"True Blood" Creator Alan Ball Says 'Goodbye' to Show Creator Role

Posted Tuesday August 28, 2012 6:10 PM GMT

After five seasons of success with the hit series "True Blood", its creator Alan Ball is stepping down from his primary duties.

HBO announced that Ball would be shifting from running the show to a less demanding executive producer role back in February.

A video in which Alan thanks fans aired prior to the season five finale with a Live Q&A on HBO.com afterwards.

Says the proud producer, "I think there's no greater testament to everybody who works on the show than the fact that there are so many of you who are incredibly passionate about the show and we take that very, very seriously."

The surge in the show's popularity taking him by surprise, he continued, "I have to admit when I first started working on this show, the passion of some of the fans kind of scared me, but after five years, I live for it."

Watch his farewell below.

Photo Credit: HBO