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Actor who plays Lucius Vorenus on HBO series will star in peacock's sci-fi epic.
Feb 08, 2007
Rome's McKidd lands NBC pilot
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Kevin McKidd, who plays Roman centurion Lucius Vorenus on the HBO drama Rome, will step into NBC's time-travel pilot Journeyman. The NBC series follows a man who can travel back in time to "fix" people's lives. Sometimes, he inadvertently alters the future. On Rome, McKidd's Vorenus is a moral soldier who falls fro...

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HBO's period drama may wrap up storylines on the big screen; creator Bruno Heller says Lucius isn't dead.
Dec 01, 2008
Rome may be made into movie

Rome wasn't built in a day, but it was toppled almost that quickly. After only two seasons, HBO decided to pull the plug on the program and conclude the series in 2007. The critically lauded drama wasn't exactly a ratings hit, but when it came time for awards shows and best-of lists, Rome was front and center.

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Cable channel developing hot-button historical epic.
Dec 12, 2006
HBO embarks on Crusades with miniseries

HBO is developing a miniseries about the Third Crusade, the 12th-century clash between Islam and Christianity.

The project, a coproduction with Britain's Channel 4, will be told through the eyes of their respective leaders, Saladin and Richard the Lionheart. HBO is no stranger to the sword-and-sandal genre, having finished work on two seasons of the BBC coproduction Rome, which returns next month.

The new miniseries is being written by Kario Salem, who won an Emmy for his script for HBO's 1997 biopic Don King: Only in America and an Emmy nomination for another HBO biopic, The Rat Pack.

"This is not some dry historical costume drama," Salem said. "This is a personal story. I think it of it as a medieval gangster epic."

Salem was particularly enthused about offering a fresh angle on the storied life of Richard the Lionheart, best ...

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Solid ratings prompt HBO to order a second 12-episode helping of the mega-budget series.
Sep 13, 2005
Rome will stand for another season

When in Rome, renew it. The city wasn't built in a day, but ratings for the new series were encouraging enough that HBO decided to order a second season. The show has averaged about 3 million viewers a week since its premiere August 28.

The first season of the $100 million series tells the story of the year leading up to Julius Ceasar's assassination, including Ceasar's betrayal at the hands of Pompey Magnus and the Roman Senate. If history holds, subsequent seasons will present the rise of Augustus Caesar and the eventual fall of Rome.

The series utilizes HBO's special ability to portray adult situations to the fullest, with each episode featuring graphic sex scenes, such as a Roman centurion pouring red wine on the back of a prostitute, and brutal violence, such as ...

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cord-cutters unite
Apr 24, 2014
News Briefs: Oh Snap, Netflix! Amazon and HBO Have Inked a Streaming Deal
Plus: J.K. Rowling is headed to HBO, Best Week Ever is dead again, the final two SNL hosts of the season, and Netflix orders its first Spanish-language series.
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big things are happening
Feb 13, 2014
Change Is Coming to HBO Very Soon
The next 12 to 18 months are going to be very interesting for HBO. Here's why.
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Apr 09, 2010
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The Tudors returns this weekend for its fourth and final season; here's what you need to know.
Cable net outdoes the rest; veteran comedienne Cloris Leachman becomes Emmy record holder.
Aug 21, 2006
HBO wins big at creative Emmys

HBO was the big network winner in the Creative Arts Emmys, which took place Saturday, August 19. The cable network earned 17 Emmys; ABC was closest, with 10. The network scorecard broke down like this: HBO won 17, ABC scored 10, NBC earned 8, and CBS and Fox tied with seven each.

Cloris Leachman grabbed an Emmy--her eighth career win--for her role in Malcolm in the Middle, making her the world record holder for female individual Emmy wins. The 80-year-old actress has also won for the 1983 daytime movie The Woman Who Willed a Miracle, 1984's Screen Actors Guild 50th Anniversary Celebration, a 1998 episode of Promised Land, a 1974 episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, two in 1975, for episodes of Cher and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, respectively, and in 1973 for the TV movie A Brand New Life. She also won an Academy Award for ...

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"Rome" is the saga of two ordinary Roman soldiers and their families. An intimate drama of love and betrayal, masters and slaves, and husbands and wives, it chronicles epic times that saw the fall of a republic and the creation of an empire. The series begins in 52 BC, as Gaius Julius Caesar has completed his masterful conquest of Gaul after eight years of war, and is preparing to return to Rome. He heads home with thousands of loyal battle-hardened men, huge amounts of loot in gold and slaves, and a populist agenda for radical social change. Terrified, the aristocracy threatens to prosecute Caesar for war crimes as soon as he sets foot in Rome. Caesar's old friend and mentor, Pompey Magnus, attempts to foment mutiny in order to maintain the balance of power. Two of Caesar's soldiers, Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo, thwart Pompey's plan and in the process, win the eternal gratitude of Caesar and the Julian clan, affording the two plebian officers an intimate view of the ruling class. The fates of Pullo and Vorenus become entwined with those of Caesar, Mark Antony, Cleopatra and the boy Octavian, a strange and awkward child who, by political guile and bloody force, will become the first emperor of Rome.

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