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?
We know that whenever someone says the name Leonardo Da Vinci, rounds of doves and explosions burst forth from the aether, and women everywhere feel an insurmountable urge to drop their tops, but what if we want a deeper exploration of the man behind the action? Look no further than Starz' upcoming David S. Goyer-penned series 'Da Vinci's Demons,' the trailer for which previews all the sizzling action and sex you've come to expect from one of history's greatest minds.
If you're not a fan of 'Magic City,' you probably should be as the Jeffrey Morgan- and Steven Strait-starring Starz series was renewed for a second season even before season 1 aired. The period Miami mobster drama takes place in Havana around the time Castro's rebels are attempting to seize power, all while Ike Evans (Morgan) is trying to run his hotel.
Sounds like a nice ride, huh? Well, if you have some catching up to do, we're offering up this chance by giving three of you copies of 'Magic City' season 1 on Blu-ray!
Well, if you're looking to update the mafia presence in the second season of Starz mob drama 'Magic City,' why not go straight to the source, right? 'The Godfather's' own James Caan has been tapped to star in the second season of Starz' Jefferey Dean Morgan period drama, alongside a few new notable actors for the 2013 premiere. But will Caan return to his mobster ways or be a force for good this time around?
Of all the villains James Bond has faced over the course of his decades-long tenure, did you ever see him go up against classic literary character Captain Flint? Well, you already have! As Starz gears up for production of its Michael Bay-produced 'Treasure Island' prequel 'Black Sails,' the talk of the seas is who could fill the boots of the iconic Captain Flint. So when looking for an iconic British villain, why go further than one of 007's fallen foes?
'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'?