Spartacus producer teases prequel series

 Spartacus producer Steven S. DeKnight has teased the new prequel series Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, saying it will act as a stand-alone series. “The great thing about the prequel is, it stands by itself as a story,” he said. “If you didn’t see season one, you can [still] completely enjoy and understand everything that’s going on. All the information is there, everything’s filled in [and] all the characters are introduced.”

Entourage movie in the works?

 Entourage executive producer Mark Wahlberg has said that he is still holding out for a movie based on the drama/comedy series. Wahlberg says that the cast and crew are all keen to get the ball rolling, saying: “We have one season left on TV and then it would probably take place after the finale.”

True Blood adds 3 more cast members

Three more actors have joined the cast of True Blood for the series’ upcoming fourth season. Christina Moore has landed a recurring role on the show along with former Lost actor Neil Hopkins and The Good Wife’s Chris Butler.

Idol winner praises Steven Tyler appointment

Last season’s American Idol winner Lee DeWyze has praised the show’s producers for landing Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler as a judge for next season but expressed his surprise about Jennifer Lopez’ inclusion. “I’m an Aerosmith fan, so I thought that was pretty awesome right out of the gate,” he said. “I support that decision 100%. J Lo – I mean, it’s gonna be weird. Just the combination of people, I think, is really different, and I think it’s cool, so it’ll be interesting.”

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