First some bad news. It turns out that the production budget of HBO's Rome was too large to convince the execs to greenlight a third season. Since the second season will be the show's last, the cast and crew have already announced that they have used their newfound freedom to push the show to its limits.
Kind of like a lose-win.
What sort of limits could the show have pushed after showing us murder, sex, sadism and muffs of nobility in the last season? Hard to say, but we won't have to wait too much longer to find out.
Season 2 of Rome January 14th
Besides Extras, HBO will also premiere the second season of Rome this Sunday. The only pity is that the show will have to face Fox's premiere of the sixth installment of 24. Romans are tough no doubt, but Jack Bauer is currently unstoppable.
In the wake of Caesar's murder, allegiances are tested, fortunes are gained and lost, and families and political factions find themselves in an elaborate power struggle. From public slander, to adultery, to back stabbing and murder, Rome sets the stage for modern politics in an ancient land and chronicles the epic times that saw the fall of a Republic and the creation of an empire.
Caesar’s life ruled the first season but now that Rome is without a leader the mayhem that proceeds is just the beginning of what’s to come for its citizens.
Check out the trailer for the second season of Rome over at HBO.