'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?
When you think of all the expertly-directed period naval battles we saw on TV this past year, all...one...of them, one specific example comes to mind: 'Game of Thrones' season 2 episode "Blackwater!" Seen as one of the best battle sequences ever put on TV, the episodes direction seems to have caught the attention of Starz and Michael Bay, who've hired the man behind the camera to direct their new 'Treasure Island' prequel 'Black Sails!'
With the 'Spartacus' series coming to a bloody end early next year, Starz will soon have a gaping hole to fill in its schedule. How do you replace a historical drama with no regard for history? How about another historical drama with no regard for history! We kid because we love, of course. The joys of 'Spartacus' stem from how it uses its setting to tell grand, outrageous stories. Can we expect the same from the upcoming 'Da Vinci's Demons'?
Starz is continuing their mission to join the ranks of HBO and Showtime with original premium content, their two latest projects in development being two dramas from the writers behind 'Spartacus' and 'Thor.'
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?
It's nearly impossible to define the cultural standard of beauty anymore, with your typical buxom bleached blonde look giving way to modern beauty icons like Adele, Lady GaGa or Tan Lady (yeah, I said it.) Even more difficult can be making period-accurate TV, particularly as the creative minds of Starz's 'Magic City' found out when casting women...
Thank goodness Michael Bay's next project still takes place in the age of gunpowder, otherwise the director's first TV foray would be dreadfully devoid of explosions. But if Michael Bay really is to take to TV for a new Starz series, what classic story might the upcoming 'Black Sails' draw its inspiration from, how will it manage to incorporate giant robots?
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