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Before Kevin McKidd was Dr. Owen Hunt on Grey’s Anatomy, he was part of a very different show: HBO’s fantasy drama, Rome. In 2005, the show was canceled before its second season due to expensive production costs as the show filmed overseas in Italy. Which was totally a lucky break for us, because if Rome was still on the air, we might not have Kevin on Grey’s!

But now, according to Entertainment Weekly, it sounds as though there’s a chance that Rome could make a comeback now that HBO execs regret canceling the show so early into its run. And the show’s creator, Bruno Heller, is already talking about resurrecting the show, which has been described as “Game of Thrones before Game of Thrones.”

“Never say never,” Bruno said. “Funnily enough, the sets are still there. They look very beautiful and are ready to go … It ended for reasons other than running out of things to say. I loved it. I thought it was a great show. There’s a sense that there’s unfinished business.”

And Bruno thinks Kevin would totally be game if they did attempt a reboot.

“It’s just a matter of enough people thinking it’s a good idea,” Bruno said. “I could call Kevin and Ray [Stevenson] and they’d love to come back and have another crack at it. It would be up to HBO. Normally I don’t like to look back, but that show was the great love of my life.”

We’d hate to lose Kevin (and, consequentially, Owen) to Italy, but we’d totally understand if he wanted to pick back up where he left off.. we’d just miss him.

Do you think Kevin would leave Grey’s to try again at Rome? Let us know what you think!

Source: Entertainment Weekly