'Spartacus: War of the Damned': Prepare For Battle With Starz' Epic Series Recap

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'Spartacus' has taken us on quite a ride over the past few years, one we'll be very sad to see end once the blood-drenched Starz series begins its final season 'Spartacus: War of the Damned' on January 25. And while you can believe we'll be re-watching the previous three season in anticipation of the final year, how would you like to be brought up to speed on the entire series? Check out Starz' epic 'Spartacus' recap inside!

Through 'Vengeance,' 'Gods of the Arena, 'Blood and Sand,' we've watched as Spartacus and his men have unleashed gleeful hell on the Roman hordes. That battle will finally come to an end when Starz unveils 'Spartacus: War of the Damned' on Friday, January 25, but we could always use a reminder of the journey behind.

Starz has released an epic nine-minute recap of the series, with insight from past and present cast, producers, and series creator Steven S. DeKnight, which adequately prepares viewers for the final chapters in the bloody saga. From the season’s official synopsis:

The season opens and Gaius Claudius Glaber is dead. Many months have passed since his defeat, and the rebel army, led by Spartacus and his generals Crixus, Gannicus and Agron continue to amass victories over Rome.

With the rebel numbers swelling to thousands of freed slaves, and Spartacus more determined than ever to bring down the entire Roman Republic, the horde become a force that challenges even the mighty armies of Rome. Together, the rebels engage in one bloody skirmish after another and prepare for the inevitable: a full out war.

In addition to the casting of actresses Anna Hutchinson, Jenna Lind and Gwendoline Taylor, ‘Spartacus: War of the Damned’ will also feature the introduction of two major villains, that of Marcus Crassus (Simon Merrells) with a young Julius Caesar (Todd Lasance) by his side. The extensive additions fill the void left by departed actors Lucy Lawless (Lucretia), Viva Bianca (Ilithyia), Craig Parker (Glaber), Peter Mensah (Oenomaus), Katrina Law (Mira) and Nick E. Tarabay (Ashur).

Check out Starz' bloody recap of all 'Spartacus' so far, and give us your predictions for 'Spartacus: War of the Damned' in the comments!

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