'Spartacus' season two is 'huge risk'

partacus showrunner Stephen S. DeKnight has promised that the programme will undergo big changes in the second season.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, DeKnight explained that he was pleased that the show's network Starz gave them the freedom to transform the story by having Spartacus organise an uprising.

"It's a testament to Starz that they allowed us to do that," he said. "The bigger broadcast networks [would be too worried about] protecting the franchise. It's a huge risk."

However, he added: "At the end of the day, we are telling the story of Spartacus, which is largely the slave rebellion. Those first 13 episodes were literally two paragraphs in the history books. Most of what's known about him is after the break-out."

Starz is currently making a Spartacus prequel, which is expected to air in January.

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