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Old November 29 2012, 12:27 AM   #1
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Young Caesar series from Starz (Spartacus spinoff)

Still no plans for vampires, though.

I’ve learned that there is talk about a potential Spartacus spinoff series centered on Roman leader Gaius Julius Caesar.... Spartacus: War Of The Damned could serve as a nice starting-off point for a spinoff as it features a young Caesar who is yet to begin his ascent toward ruling the Roman state.
I've elided some possibly spoilery details about how the character will be introduced, but they're in the story.
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Old November 29 2012, 12:51 PM   #2
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I would rather watch this as a serious series instead of blood and titsfest.
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Old November 29 2012, 02:26 PM   #3
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Re: Young Caesar series from Starz (Spartacus spinoff)

Fat chance.. i doubt they'd change the style of the show which means Caesar will be fucking and gore'ing his way through his show (or he'll only do the fucking and leave the blood to someone else).

It's the appeal and style of the show.. the first season was awesome due to íts characters and overall story. The sex and violence was not really needed to make an interesting show but it sure draws the attention when you market it that way.

I don't think well get something akin to Rome.. they'll bend the Caesar character a bit to emphasize the violence in his life and introduce some hot women so they can fill the tits quota.

I gave up on Spartacus after Whitfield died.. the new guy is ok but he never really clicked for me. Doubt i'll watch Caesar.
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Old November 29 2012, 02:50 PM   #4
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Re: Young Caesar series from Starz (Spartacus spinoff)

I'm sure it'll be fun. It's hard to make Caesar boring (although I would have thought the same with Alexander before that disaster of a movie). I guess it'll be like HBO's Rome only starting a bit earlier so you'll get a lot of Roman power politics and fighting.

Assuming the spoiler you are referring to is:

While I guess it's necessary to make the spinoff, I hope they cast a good actor to play Crassus too because, for Spartacus, that's the Roman who was actually the enemy and, although he's kind of forgotten in things, he was just as important as Pompey and Caesar at one point.
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Old November 29 2012, 07:39 PM   #5
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Re: Young Caesar series from Starz (Spartacus spinoff)

Hard to top Olivier in that role!

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... I'm after Spartacus."
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Old November 29 2012, 08:41 PM   #6
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I hope Crassus gets to make a cringeworthy speech about snails and oysters.
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Old November 29 2012, 09:37 PM   #7
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Old November 29 2012, 11:25 PM   #8
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When I saw "Young Caesar" I totally thought that planet of the Apes was being tapped again.
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Old November 30 2012, 10:21 PM   #9
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Re: Young Caesar series from Starz (Spartacus spinoff)

Drago-Kazov wrote: View Post
I would rather watch this as a serious series instead of blood and titsfest.
There's always Rome.

I hope we get more Spartacus-eque tv series, absolutely love it.
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Old November 30 2012, 11:34 PM   #10
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Re: Young Caesar series from Starz (Spartacus spinoff)

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I would rather watch this as a serious series instead of blood and titsfest.
There's always Rome.

I hope we get more Spartacus-eque tv series, absolutely love it.
Eh.. one tits and blood series at a time is enough. I've put Spartacus away for a long time after seeing bits and pieces of the pilot and decided actually it was too much blood and violence and tits but sometime later i picked it up again, got used to the level of gore and watched the first season.

However i definitely don't want this to be the new benchmark on how shows should look like.. Spartacus is way over the top (kinda like Michael Bay) and best enjoyed in small doses.
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Old December 1 2012, 12:24 AM   #11
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It doesn't make me as angry as Michael Bay's movies do, though. Also no Shia Leboeuf so it has that going for it too.
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Old December 1 2012, 02:40 AM   #12
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Pretty sure the cartoon gore and over-the-topness was inspired by 300.
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Old December 2 2012, 05:41 PM   #13
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Re: Young Caesar series from Starz (Spartacus spinoff)

Young Caesar was not terrribly interesting in himself. He was a nephew of Marius and son-in-law to Cinna, who are completely neglected in popular drama. As a kind of hereditary popularis, it was surprising that he survived Sulla's triumph, especially given that he refused to divorce his wife. It was those other men who were the movers and shakers. Defying Sulla is exciting in one way but marital fidelity sure isn't the Starz way. And I believe that Sulla took him out of politics by making him Flamen Dialis, a priesthood that restricted his activities. I guarantee you that isn't the Starz way.

Of course there are the famous stories about how well he dressed and King Nicomedes of Bithynia. But I don't think that foppery is the Starz way either, and there's no way Caesar Queen of Bithynia is going to make it onto Starz.

Caesar wasn't even the main politician appealing for popular support for most of his career. Both Catiline and Publius Clodius were more colorful and significant.

The only thing for Starz is Caesar and the pirates. It's a good enough story but it's a movie, not a series.

If this actually comes about, this Caesar will have about as much to do with Roman history as the one in Xena.
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