For some of us it’s been difficult to continue on with the Starz original series Spartacus after the death of its original star Andy Whitfield. We spent a lot of time with him and got to know him pretty well so when he passed away and a new actor took over the role, we didn’t exactly embrace him or the new show.
Fortunately, Liam McIntyre has proven to be a capable Spartacus and the show has continued on to great success. Now, Starz has let out details regarding when the final chapter of the saga, known as Spartacus: War of the Dammed, is going to premiere.
Here’s the full scoop from the network. We’ve also got a trailer for the new season after the break.
Beverly Hills, CA – November 6, 2012 – Today STARZ announced the premiere date for the final installment of their highly successful Spartacus franchise, “Spartacus: War of the Damned,” which will return on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 9pm ET/PT, exclusively on STARZ.
“Spartacus: War of the Damned” takes place following the defeat of Roman commander Gaius Claudius Glaber. Spartacus and his men have amassed major victories against the Romans after the Battle of Vesuvius. These victories have not only forged the legend of Spartacus, but have greatly increased the ranks of the rebellion slaves to more than 30,000. Rome is indeed beginning to tremble at the threat Spartacus now represents.
“Spartacus: War of the Damned” sees the return of Liam McIntyre (Spartacus), Manu Bennett (Crixus), Dustin Clare (Gannicus), Dan Feuerriegel (Agron), Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Naevia) and Ellen Hollman (Saxa). This year, Todd Lasance joins the cast as Gaius Julius Caesar, along with Simon Merrells, who will play Marcus Crassus and Anna Hutchison as Laeta.