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?
'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.
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?
Comic-Con 2012 is nearly upon us, as fan everywhere book their flights, ready their costumes and pack their bags, and we'll be on hand to bring you all of the coverage straight from San Diego! Like last year, TV is going to maintain a huge presence at this year's Comic-Con, and we don't want you to miss a single moment.
So now that Showtime and Nickelodeon have officially signed on, let us tell you everything you'll want to see from TV at Comic-Con 2012, and where and when to see it!
We're still reeling a bit from this morning's announcement that not only would 'Spartacus' season 3 title itself 'Spartacus: War of the Damned' but that ultimately creator Steven S. DeKnight and Starz decided to make next season the show's last. But as long as we have to say goodbye to such an excellent series and a stellar cast, why not hear it from the man himself?
Well, this is quite a move. We've heard bits and pieces on the forthcoming season of Starz' 'Spartacus,' which had a much smoother time getting off the ground than 'Spartacus: Vengeance,' but now the show seems to have bled out its most revealing news of all. Not only does the new season of 'Spartacus,' set to debut in January 13 officially have its title and poster, but some very distressing news for fans of the series.
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...