For as much blood and clothes are shed by 'Spartacus: War of the Damned' in its previous incarnations, fans of the acclaimed Starz series well know that the stories would be nothing if not for its strong villains. Where previous seasons gave us the likes of Batiatus, Glaber and Lucretia, 'Spartacus: War of the Damned' will introduce us to the legendary Crassus, his son Tiberius, and even the infamous Julius Caesar! Learn more about the new villains from Starz's bloody new preview inside!
Spartacus: War of the Damned
Sad as we are that 'Spartacus: War of the Damned' represents the last season of Starz's gloriously gory historical thriller, we're sure that our heroes will go out in one seriously epic season. To that end, check out the latest behind-the-scenes featurette of the final season, debuting on January 25, focusing on none other than 'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena' star Gannicus (Dustin Clare)! Now brother to Spartacus and trusted leader, Gannicus will once again resume his bloodthirsty battling and legendary lust, so beware the NSFW action of 'Spartacus: War of the Damned'!
'Spartacus' star Manu Bennett has had to fend off plenty of arrows in his time playing the honorable gladiator/warrior Crixus, but his latest role may well double that. While 'Spartacus: War of the Damned' will premiere its final season on January 25, the buff New Zealander will next make his way to The CW's 'Arrow,' guesting as a character we've surprisingly already seen! What secret lies behind Manu Bennett's Slade Wilson, and will he prove friend, foe or brother to Oliver Queen?
Many a 'Spartacus' fan were both saddened and invigorated by the announcement that the hit Starz series would end its run with the final 10-episode season 'Spartacus: War of the Damned,' but their may yet be hope for the world created by show-runner Steven S. DeKnight. New reports suggest that Starz may be developing a spin-off of the blood-soaked series, to center on Todd Lasance's upcoming portrayal of Julius Caesar! Will the 'Spartacus' universe live on after all?
Come a day within the next few weeks, and we'll no longer have 'The Walking Dead,' 'Boardwalk Empire,' nor even 'Dexter' to satiate our weekend bloodlust. However will we cope? With the final season of Starz' epic uprising saga, 'Spartacus: War of the Damned' of course! While we eagerly await the tragic final season of the bloody drama, Starz has issued an official poster for the farewell year, making 'Spartacus: War of the Damned' its biggest outing yet. Get a first look 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!'
Earlier this year, we were bereaved to learn that following an epic second (technically third) season of Stephen S. DeKnight and Starz's 'Spartacus,' the series would come to a conclusion with its third official season, 'Spartacus: War of the Damned.' With a run of only 10 episodes, Starz has set its officical 2013 premiere date for the show's bloody end, but when can viewers expect the sword to drop? And what new series might take its place?
Sad as it might be that Starz' epic 'Spartacus' saga will come to an end after only three seasons with 'Spartacus: War of the Damned' next year, everything we've seen of the forthcoming bloodbath has us ready to swear our loyalty to the armies of Spartacus. As his legend and history would dictate, 'Spartacus: War of The Damned' is set to be the biggest year yet in size and scope, so how would you like a peek at the action?
First, Starz' 'Spartacus' series had to overcome the cries that it was a cheap knock-off of Zack Snyder's '300.' Through tremendous performances and nutty, soapy plotting, it did. Then it had to overcome the tragic death of its leading man, Andy Whitfield. By casting the more-than-capable Liam McIntyre, it did. Now, we've arrived at the third and final season of the show and if the new teaser is any indication, there is nothing standing in the way of 'Spartacus: War of the Damned' being the coolest thing to happen on your television in 2013.
If you're anything like us, you too were heartbroken to learn that 'Spartacus: War of the Damned' would represent the final season of the epic Starz series, with only a paltry ten episodes at that. Still, with all the impressive talent attached and the promise of such expanded scope, it's hard to contain our excitement for the season, and what we might see at Comic-Con 2012. How would you like a first look at the set of 'Spartacus: War of the Damned?'