Má notícia para os fãs de Spartacus. A Starz acabou de anunciar que a terceira temporada, intitulada War of the Damned, será a última temporada da prestigiada série.
A terceira temporada está com previsão de ir ao ar em Janeiro de 2013 e será composta por 10 episódios, não possuindo chance alguma de renovação. Confira abaixo a declaração dada pelo Presidente da Starz e pelo criador da série:
“Steven DeKnight, Rob Tapert, Josh Donen and Sam Raimi have made one of the most groundbreaking shows we have ever seen. We are in agreement with our partners in the decision to conclude the story after ‘War of the Damned,’ as we believe it is the best way to maintain the integrity of the series and secure its legacy. While everyone may know the fate of Spartacus, we believe this will be a spectacular season that will startle, amaze and honor the legions of fans.”, declarou Chris Albrecht, CEO da Starz.
Já Steven DeKnight deixou tais palavras para confortar os fãs sobre o cancelamento da série: Starz always does the unexpected. This show has been challenged, to say the least, in many, many ways. We’ve faced many difficulties and tragedies on the show. My original plan was to attack the show in a five- to seven-season arc. Once we got into it and after Andy passing and looking at the historical story of Spartacus, we came to the decision to basically end on a high note.
We certainly could have continued for a few more seasons and stretched it out, but we really wanted to end high and not feel like we were treading water – and really just condense the rest of the history into one amazing ten-episode, badass final season. You know, the whole show was a huge risk from the start for Starz, and it was another huge risk when I decided to try to keep the show going after Andy’s passing. Any normal studio would have just cancelled the show at that point and not risk the financial downside of it not working. But Starz, thankfully, really stuck by the show, and they really wanted it to be told all the way to the end. They didn’t want to cheat the viewers and just suddenly pull the plug. So they gave us this opportunity to wrap up the story, and we’re certainly taking that opportunity and running with it. This is by far the biggest season we’ve ever attempted.
O que vocês estão por achar deste cancelamento inesperado de Spartacus?