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Alan Ball to Executive Produce ‘Wichita’

True Blood executive producer Alan Ball is doing lots more than True Blood these days.  Now he is developing a medical drama at HBO about a Kansas surgeon who becomes the center of a firestorm.

Ball is set to executive produce Wichita with Jimmy Miller and writer Devin Friedman, who is writing the project and co-executive producing. Last year, Friedman wrote about the late Dr. George Tiller, a Wichita, Kansas, doctor who was one of the few to provide late-term abortions, for GQ.

Tiller, the medical director of the Women’s Health Care Services facility, survived an assassination attempt in 1993 and was shot and killed by an anti-abortion activist in 2009.

Wichita would be Ball’s third project at HBO, following Six Feet Under and True Blood. He is also set to executive produce Banshee, a drama set in Pennsylvania’s Amish country, for HBO’s sister network Cinemax.




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    October 22, 2011

    I am so glad to see that Alan Ball will be doing more projects for HBO. It does make me think, however, that S5 may be the last TB season with him at the helm.


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