‘Spartacus‘ fans are nearly as rabid as ‘Game Of Thrones‘ fans, so when it was announced that ‘Spartacus: War Of the Damned‘ would end the series that made the Starz Channel popular, they quickly jumped on the conclusion that Liam McIntyre was the cause and have been very vocal about it.
Yesterday, Spartacus fans were stunned when it came out that ‘Spartacus: War Of the Damned’ would be the ending for the series which literally put the Starz Channel on the map. Ratings were great for the return of the show with Liam McIntyre after Andy Whitfield’s death. Fans weren’t as hot on McIntyre but the ratings showed that he was doing okay, plus there was a plethora of great supporting cast around him, even if many of them like Katrina Law and Lucy Lawless were shockingly killed off. It was expected that Starz would continue this series until ratings really weakened not when it was still on such a winning streak.
Executive Producer and Creator, Steven S. DeKnight, took to Youtube (below) to explain their decision, but as with all Executives out of touch with the hardcore fans, it came off as if he had left out what really was the culprit. Fans immediately jumped on the conclusion that Liam McIntyre was the cause of the show’s demise as many have said he just doesn’t come close to Andy Whitfield’s stellar turn in the role. Fanboards have exploded with activity about this along with the video which has brought out the conspiracy theorists in droves. Our source over there had this to say. “We knew fans would be shocked, but don’t be surprised if there is suddenly news that there’ll be more Spartacus but only in mini-series form. McIntyre did a fine job on the show, but he’s not exactly what we expect to last for the long haul on a show like this.”
Below is the official press release that was put out yesterday.
It’ll be interesting to do another interview with Ellen Hollman before next season to talk about this shocker too. ‘Spartacus: War Of the Damned’ hits January 2013 and our source says, expect the blood, murders and killing off of major cast members to continue.