‘Six Feet Under’ creator Alan Ball revisits the Fishers as HBO favorite marks 20th anniversary

“Six Feet Under” has been dead nearly 16 years, but its legacy lives on. Alan Ball, who created and was executive producer and director of the HBO hit, has been reminiscing about the Emmy-winning series ahead of its 20th anniversary and cast reunion at this month’s PaleyFest. The series, which aired from June 2001 to August 2005, dug deep into the Los Angeles-based Fishers, who regularly faced mortality, living above and running a funeral home. “I remember hearing that [real-life undertakers] were for the most part pleased that they were being presented as human beings who had lives and were f…

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