It's been a difficult road for Starz to come up with anything as breakout as the 3.5-season 'Spartacus' saga, but while 'Outlander' will prove to be the next big concept series for the network, Syfy is giving 'Spartacus' another shot in the arena. All 39 episodes of the original run will soon air on the sci-fi network, albeit understandably toned down for content.
While 'Spartacus: War of the Damned' will close out the series and potentially franchise with tomorrow night's series finale event "Victory," series creator Steven S. DeKnight is already hard at work on a new sci-fi series for Starz, the 'Alien' and 'Halo' inspired 'Incursion.' Relatively little was known about the new project before now, so hear what DeKnight has to say about the epic new sci-fi series and its Ripley-like female lead!
'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!
As excited as we are to check out the new season of 'Spartacus,' to be sub-titled 'Spartacus: War of the Damned,' it comes with a twinge of sadness. For we know that just as quickly as 'Spartacus: War of the Damned begins, the quicker the final season of Steven S. DeKnight's historical epic will come to an end. Thankfully, that doesn't stop us from enjoying the brand-spanking new trailer for the season, full of new footage and insight into 'Spartacus: War of the Damned!'
'Spartacus' was the first show to make blood, gore and way too many sex scenes cool long before 'Game of Thrones'' bevvy of naked chicks and beheadings came along, but it was by no means a smooth road for the Starz series. First there was season 1 called 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand,' which starred the late Andy Whitfield and was followed by the prequel mini-series 'Gods of the Arena' after the star's death. Then the role was recast to feature Liam McIntyre as Spartacus and the storyline was retitled as 'Vengeance.'
Now with the third and final season, titled 'War of the Damned,' airing this coming January, we can't wait to pick up where we left off in the main storyline. And to help you all get as pumped as us, we're offering up free copies of 'Spartacus: Vengeance' on Blu-ray to help catch you up on everything that's been happening.
Lucy Lawless lived up to her name after getting cuffed in New Zealand back in February. And reports surfaced today that the 44-year-old 'Spartacus' and 'Xena' star has plead guilty to charges of trespassing, which could net her up to three years in jail. Not quite as bad as being forced into gladiatorial slavery but still...
If you're anything like us, the wait until 2013 for more 'Spartacus' is torturous. Perhaps not as torturous as some of the brutal barbarism inflicted on the show, but an eternity of waiting nonetheless, especially with the promise of such expanded scope, and all those new characters. Starz isn't quite so cruel as to ignore our pleas however, so guess how you'll be spending your summer Fridays?
While we don't quite know exactly what 'Spartacus: Vengeance' will look like as it evolves into a third season (or even what subtitle it might take, if any), we've got a good bead on how the story will progress, our main villains, and now, a bevy of beautiful babies occupying the screen, some of whom Joss Whedon fans might recognize...
Death is only the most natural part of any good season finale, particularly for a series as gory as Starz's 'Spartacus: Vengeance." Yet when a finale kills of one one, but SIX pivotal characters, viewers might have one or two questions as to how things are going to play out for an additional season...
'Spartacus: Blood and Sand' and its sequel series, the currently-airing 'Spartacus: Vengeance' don't do a perfect job of keeping to historic records, but if history is to serve as any kind of guide, we know that things are going to get a lot worse for the slave uprising before they get better.
Though 'Spartacus: Vengeance' won't conclude its current season until sometime next month, Starz has already seen fit to order a third season of the epic historical drama, and with that order comes today's news that two very major villains have been cast!