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Life After Spartacus: Starz Plans Action-Packed Genre Lineup

Spartacus: Vengeance

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.

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Tim Roth to Star in David Cronenberg's TV Series Knifeman

Tim Roth

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. read more

Breaking News: Spartacus To End After One More Season

Spartacus: Vengeance

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.... read more

Mila Kunis Signs On to Wizard of Oz Prequel

Mila Kunis

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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Andrew Garfield Selected to Suit Up for Spider-Man

Andrew Garfield

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... read more

Report: Legend of the Seeker Canceled

Legend of the Seeker

Cult-favorite series Legend of the Seeker has been canceled, according to Entertainment Weekly.

The syndicated series was... read more

Spider-Man Reboot Leaves Raimi, Maguire and Dunst Behind

Spiderman

Spider-Man is about to face his biggest obstacle yet: high school.

The film franchise is getting a reboot to focus on Peter Parker's teenage years, Columbia Pictures and Marvel Pictures announced Monday.

The as-yet-untitled film — written by James Vanderbilt, who wrote the screenplay to 2007's serial-killer drama Zodiac — is tentatively set for a summer 201... read more

Sony Taps Writer for Spider-Man 5 and 6

Spider-Man

Spider-Man 4 hasn't even been filmed yet, but Sony is already looking ahead to the fifth and sixth installments in the franchise.

The studio has recruited James Vanderbilt to pen Spider-Man 5 and Spider-Man 6, which have an interconnected storyline, Variety reports. Vanderbilt wrote the screenplay to 2007's serial-killer drama Zodiac.

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Vanderbilt was the first writer on Spider-Man 4, but the script has since seen two rewrites because ...
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Sam Raimi to Bring Spartacus to TV

Sam Raimi

Starz is tackling the ambitious task of bringing the epic story of Roman slave rebellion leader Spartacus to the small screen - greenlighting a 13-episode series from executive producers Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Joshua Donen.

Steven S. DeKnight (Smallville) has signed on as head writer and showrunner of the hourlong series, set in the brutal world of gladiators... read more

Sam Raimi Finds His Star Wizards

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Sam Raimi, the mastermind behind the Spider-Man trilogy, has found the leads for his upcoming weekly fantasy series, Wizard's First Rule. Relative newcomers Craig Horner and Bridget Regan will star in the series, which is based on the eponymous book by Terry Goodkind, says the Reporter. Horner, who hails from Australia, will play Richard Cypher, a man who becomes a magical leader. Cypher joins the mysterious Kahlan (played by Regan) to try to put the kibosh on a tyrannical leader's who ostensibly ruining everyone's lives. Production on the show starts this month in New Zealand, of course — the only country fit for magic and wizards. Could this new series match the action of Spider-Man? Only time (and some awesome special effects) will tell how Raimi's imagination translates to the small screen. — Anna DimondCatch more of Sam Raimi's magic with our Online Video Guide.Related:• Sam Raimi Drags Three More to Hell• Sam Raimi Scares Up 13 for the CW read more

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