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HBO's "Rome" to Wrap-Up in Theaters

Posted: December 1st, 2008 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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Bruno Heller, the creator of CBS' The Mentalist," says he wants to produce a theatrical wrap-up to his critically beloved and prematurely canceled HBO drama "Rome."

"There is talk of doing a movie version," he said. "It's moving along. It's not there until it is there. I would love to round that show off."

The lavish period drama ran for two seasons on HBO. With the final season of "The Sopranos" as its lead-in, the first season was solidly rated, but high production costs presented the network with a tough call on the pickup. HBO opted for a second season to help get more value from its initial investment but not a third, effectively canceling the show in summer 2006 before the second season debuted the following January. The "Rome" sets were destroyed, and the actors were released from their contracts, making the decision all but irreversible.

Season 2 of "Rome" was a surprise. Although slightly lower rated than the first, the show did remarkably well without a "Sopranos" lead-in. The first season received four Emmy Awards, and another seven Emmys were heaped upon the final season.

HBO executives have since admitted that axing the show probably was a mistake.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


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danielplainview writes:
on December 1st, 2008 at 2:44:50 PM

The series HBO should Wrap-Up is Carnivale!
bacci40 writes:
on December 1st, 2008 at 2:48:41 PM

hbo is currently run by absolute morons
kidmerchantfourth5665 writes:
on December 1st, 2008 at 3:42:48 PM

the show was sh*t, but they sould of kept it, make a movie, bring it back after th results of the movies are in.
Makidian writes:
on December 1st, 2008 at 4:06:56 PM

What about Deadwood!? The last episode wasn't the best and I really want to see it wrapped up right
Sinestro writes:
on December 1st, 2008 at 5:09:05 PM

Rome wrapped up alright. I second Carnivale. And dropping Preacher? Come on! You have crap like True Blood, but you drop Preacher?

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