I wish the show was never cancelled. I watched it years ago when it aired. Now after finishing GOT (which was meh, they had like 5 good episodes out of 8 seasons) I am watching Rome again. It still stands the test of time as a great series. No filler, every episode is great.There was a hint an year or so ago from Kevin McKidd (Lucius Vorenus) where he was saying something like:
- I have been practicing this line a lot lately:
- Get back in Formation you drunken fool
For those that know the series that Line was used on the very first Ep on one of the first scenes (min 1.30):
This of course made everybody excited that Rome season 3 was probably being made... but no more news or anything after that. If so then it meant that Lucius did not died at the end of Season 2.
Rome was a co-production with the BBC; IIRC they were actually the ones deeming it too expensive and pulling out, leading to the show's cancellation when HBO didn't want to finance it alone.The problem with Rome was the Budget. It was getting more and more expensive to make but mostly a really bad decision by HBO:
Except Rome was canceled, with HBO making the tough decision to ax the show before its second season even aired in order to save money on maintaining production resources in Italy. It's rare that networks ever admit that ending a show was a mistake, but HBO executives later did, at least privately.
It was an AMAZING show, with amazing actors and dialogues. I need to re watch it.