It's "better to leave people wanting more than to risk repeating ourselves and diminish" the power of the Spartacus franchise, Starz president Chris Albrecht told the Television Critics Association at Thursday's fall previews.
In June, the cable network announced that the upcoming third season of Spartacus would be the series' last. Albrecht noted that going into Season 2, when "the rebels were in the hills and the Romans were in the towns" the show had to tell "two distinct stories, which is not the best." So instead of detailing another battle, another argument ad nauseum, it was decided the series would end in a big way with one more season: Spartacus: War of the Damned, which premieres in January 2013.
Oscar-nominated actor Tim Roth has been cast in David Cronenberg's Knifeman, Deadline reports.
Roth will star in the series, based on Wendy Moore's biography of John Tattersall, an 18th-century self-taught surgeon, whose methods were unorthodox to say the least.
Fans of Spartacus: Vengeance were stunned when six major characters, including Lucy Lawless' much-loved Lucretia, were killed off in the Season 2 finale last March. But that's nothing compared to this shocker! Starz has decided to end Spartacus after just one more season even though it's the cable channel's highest-rated show and a smash around the world. What are these people thinking? TV Guide Magazine got the scoop from the program's creator....
Mila Kunis has joined the cast of the Wizard of Oz prequel, Oz, the Great and Powerful, according to Variety.
As previously announced, James Franco will play a fast-talking oil salesman who flees a traveling circus in a hot air balloon and winds up in Oz, where three sisters are battling for control.
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Unknown actor Andrew Garfield will swing into the role of Spider-Man in the reboot of the successful comic book franchise, Sony Pictures announced Thursday.
Garfield will bring Peter Parker, and his crime-fighting alter ego Spider-Man, back to high school in a new 3-D film set to hit theaters on July 3, 2012. Sony Pictures decided to return to Parker's teenage years after the studio passed on...