Alan Ball

True Blood executive producer Alan Ball is developing a medical drama at HBO about a Kansas surgeon who becomes the center of a firestorm, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Ball would 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.