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'Spartacus' star on show end: I thought Starz would change their minds

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Spartacus star Liam McIntyre has admitted that he did not believe the show would be axed.

Starz announced plans to wrap up the grisly historical drama in June 2012, with the final episode airing in the US and UK earlier this month.

Liam McIntyre in 'Spartacus: War of the Damned'

Liam McIntyre in 'Spartacus: War of the Damned'



"Up till midway through the final season, I was going, 'Oh, they'll change their minds when they see some of these new episodes - they'll revise [their decision to end the show],' McIntyre told Digital Spy.

"But as we got to episode five or six, I kind of got it."

Liam McIntyre in 'Spartacus: War of the Damned'

Liam McIntyre in 'Spartacus: War of the Damned'



McIntyre conceded that the show could have become "a little bit routine, a little bit procedural" if it had been allowed to continue.

"They fight some Romans, run away from them, move to another part of the country, fight some Romans, run away from them and so on..." he said.

"It could potentially drag its heels a bit. But the way they've positioned this series, I really don't think it's dragged at any place. I really think it's clipped along well and I'm very proud of it.

"I hope that people want more Spartacus because then we've done our job right. I do think it's a really good final episode and a good place to leave the legacy."

Spartacus: War of the Damned and Spartacus: The Complete Collection come to DVD and Blu-ray on April 29.

> Spartacus Liam McIntyre Q&A: "This show has a pretty cool legacy"

Watch a trailer for Spartacus: War of the Damned below:

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