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.
Fans packed into the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront at Comic-Con on Saturday to for TV Guide Magazine's second annual Fan Favorites panel to catch a glimpse of today's hottest TV stars. Moderator and TV Guide Magazine editor-in-chief Debra Birnbaum thanked the fans for their dedicated passion towards these shows and introduced the star-studded panel, which included...
Comic-Con has invaded San Diego and we'll have you covered! From Firefly's 10-year anniversary reunion to the final Fringe and Spartacus panels, check back here all weekend for the latest news.
In recent years there have been rumblings about a slight decrease in participation from movie studios at Comic-Con. But throw a stick (or graphic novel) pretty much anywhere in the San Diego Convention Center this week, and you'll likely connect with some sort of TV show presentation. If you're one of the 125,000 attendees, expect a slew of panels for returning genre hits (Falling Skies, Supernatural, Grimm, Game of Thrones, Teen Wolf, The Walking Dead, Warehouse 13, etc.);
Nathan Fillion, Alexander Skarsgard, Emilia Clarke
As the ultimate fan experience, Comic-Con will take over San Diego Thursday through Sunday with more spandex-wearing superheroes, buff bloodsuckers and kawaii cosplayers than Thor could shake Mjolnir at. TVGuide.com will venture into this chaotic sea of costumes to get the scoop on the latest entertainment news. Here are 13 things we're looking forward to the most at Comic-Con...
Liam McIntyre and the cast of Spartcus might win the award for longest distance traveled to get to Comic-Con this week.
Lucy Lawless has pleaded guilty to trespassing on an oil-drilling ship in New Zealand, Us Weekly reports.
In February, the Spartacus: Vengeance star was arrested after she boarded the ship with six Greenpeace activists as part of an environmental protest.
A documentary detailing Spartacus: Blood and Sand star Andy Whitfield's battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is seeking fans' help to finish the film, Entertainment Weekly reports.
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....
Spartacus Vengeance, Viva Bianca and Lucy Lawless
Fans are still licking their wounds after the Season 2 finale of Spartacus: Vengeance killed off several main characters.
[Spoiler alert! The following is a discussion of the Season 2 finale, including who dies, and information about the upcoming third season, which is currently in production.]
"I still get angry messages about Varro," series creator and executive producer Steven DeKnight told reporters on a call Monday. "Varro's death [in Season 1] still stands as one of the best ends to a character on a show. It had such an emotional impact and such a twist and it was so heartbreaking. Also, it may come as no surprise that I've gotten some angry messages about Lucy [Lawless], killing off Lucretia. I've gotten more than a few, 'You're an idiot. I'll never watch this show again!'"