HBO Won’t Roam Away from Rome


Home Box Office has renewed dramatic series Romefor a second season, officials said Monday.

Production of the 12-episode second season of Rome -- a co-production between HBO and the British Broadcasting Corp. -- will start next March, with the debut set for fall 2007.

Rome’s first season premiered Aug. 28, and three installments have aired so far.

“Although the first season of Romeis just underway, we’re affirming our support for this exciting and ambitious series by preparing for a second season now,” HBO president of entertainment Carolyn Strauss said in a prepared statement.