HBO to launch a science fiction series in Ancient Rome?!
Okay, before I continue here I just want to mention that this is unsubstantiated information from an untested resource. Also, as far as we know, it is not part of the development deal James Gandolfini recently signed with HBO. And, finally, this is not an idea I came up with during a dream I had last night.
According to a poster at Ain't It Cool News, HBO has been working on a new series called The Centurion, which takes place during the peak of the Roman Empire. Now, you're saying, they already have a show like that called Rome. Well, the premise of this series is that aliens regularly visited the famous city to encourage its citizens to aspire to greater heights. According to the poster, The Centurion is scheduled for a fall 2007 release.
This seems awfully fishy to me. HBO is normally not a network that delves into production of science fiction series. This sounds like something that you would see on a channel like Showtime; they have a history in this genre with shows like Stargate:SG-1 and Jeremiah. Perhaps HBO is producing this show in an agreement with the Sci-Fi Channel, or another outlet. Let me know what you think?