Key Art: Spartacus on Starz (via aoltv)
Watch the first full episode here. The series premieres Oct. 21st.
While the trailer is more smoke and mirrors than plot it does show off Grammer’s talents and certainly tees him up for a career defining moment. If the show is well written that is. Let’s hope it does for him what Breaking Bad did for Bryan Cranston.
Starz Media is close to ordering up a pilot about the first woman to ever own her own NASCAR team and her uphill race to secure corporate sponsors. Tentatively titled Tits in the Pits — an allusion to the NASCAR good ol’ boy maxim of “No tits in the pits!” — the one-hour original drama set in the present day follows the jilted wife of a legendary driver who seeks revenge by courting sponsors from Madison Avenue and building her own NASCAR team from scratch. The show comes from Keith Merryman and David A. Newman, the screenwriters of the recently released Justin Timberlake–Mila Kunis comedy Friends With Benefits.
Starz has major brand identity issues.
Sony movies are made available to stream via Netflix thanks to deals that both companies have with Starz. Evidently there is a wrinkle in the Sony/Starz contract that needs to be sorted out, in that it stipulates a maximum number of users to whom Starz can deliver content. Netflix has grown to the point where it is out-delivering what Starz is allowed to provide.