Exclusive TCA 2010 News: 'SPARTACUS' RENEWED FOR SEASON TWO AND GOES FOR 'VENGEANCE'
Executive producer Steven S. DeKnight reveals the new subtitle and the plans for the future
By CARL CORTEZ, Contributing Editor
THE SKINNY: While at today's TCA, Starz announced that their new action series SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND
has been renewed for a second season because of the complications
involved with the special effects and the time needed to have it back
on the air by next year.
One of the big differences though, is each season will have a different subtitle. Season Two will be called SPARTACUS: VENGEANCE and we spoke with executive producer Steven S. DeKnight about the reasoning behind it.
"We were greatly influenced by graphic novels," he says. " Instead of SPARTACUS Season
1, 2 or 3 - each season will have a subtitle to what we're doing for
the next season. While I don't know how long the show is going to go, I
have four out of five in mind."
While the early second season pick-up has been encouraging for a longer run of the series, and of course DeKnight knows where it's going to end, but not sure how long it will take there.
"It's so hard to tell, until we get
into season two or three, and possibly four to see how much story there
is to tell," says DeKnight. "Spartacus still has an end game, according
to history, but it doesn't end quite the way people think it does with
the movie. But ultimately, we know where we're headed, which is a great
thing. How long it goes, will be dictated by the popularity of the show
and if we feel we can tell compelling stories for six or seven years."
News submitted by Barbara Davies.