It seems like the magic is finally over. After two seasons, Starz has decided to cancel its original series Magic City.
The season s finale that airs this Friday will also serve as the series finale.
“We are tremendously proud of the series and everyone involved,” Starz said in a statement Monday. “From the writers, to the cast and crew, it has been an incredible collaboration. This was a story born from Mitch Glazer’s singular vision of Miami, theMagic City of his childhood, and we are grateful to him for bringing it to life on Starz.
The Starz network has officially picked up the Ron Moore series Outlander for a 16 episode season. The network announced today that Moore will be adapting the drama from author Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling series of books.
“We are thrilled to be bringingOutlander to Starz next year,” said Starz CEO Chris Albrecht. “Diana has created an incredibly compelling heroine, thrust into a very complex world, not to mention, time. The books weave a fascinating tapestry of history, spirituality, love and honor, not to mention plenty of time travel, sex and warfare. With Diana’s stories guiding us and Ron’s mastery, we hope to bring Claire and Jamie to life for the millions of fans the world over.”
Ron Moore added, ““I’m very excited to have the opportunity to bring these books to life,” said Moore. “Diana’s created a rich and textured world filled with intriguing characters, and I believe that Starz is the perfect home for her story. I think we’ll make something that the millions of fans of these books will enjoy and recognize as Outlander.”
Outlander follows Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who mysteriously goes back in time to 1743. The book series has sold more than 20 million copies, with the eighth installment due in stores this fall.
Ron Moore will be a busy man as he already has his show Helix being picked up straight to series from Syfy.
Our favorite warrior Spartacus returns to Starz on January 25th with the final season of the hit series. Judging by the new extended trailer just released, Spartacus: War of the Damned will be the bloodiest, most hard fought version of the series.
Series creator and executive producer Stephen S. DeKnight probably summed up the new season the best when he said it will be “the biggest, most insanely epic season we’ve ever had.”
If you don’t believe us, take a look at the trailer below and decide for yourself!