Thursday, November 03, 2011

"Spartacus: Vengeance"

Starz reports that actor Liam McIntyre will make his debut as the new 'Spartacus' in "Spartacus: Vengeance", airing January 27, 2012:

"Spartacus: Blood and Sand" premiered on STARZ, January 2010. The first season ended with the episode "Kill Them All", when Spartacus finally leads a gladiator revolt from within the 'House of Batiatus' .

"...'Spartacus: Vengeance' begins with the city of 'Capua' in an uproar over the escaped gladiators. Spartacus wants to exact revenge on the man responsible for killing his wife, but he will soon understand his life is about something greater than avenging the death of 'Sura'. His mission is to build an army, set free the slaves and topple the Roman Empire..."

McIntyre is joined by the returning cast of Lucy Lawless, Peter Mensah, Manu Bennett, Dustin Clare, Nick E. Tarabay and Katrina Law.

Season two also brings the return of "Blood and Sand" cast members, Craig Parker as 'Gaius Cladius Glaber', the Roman commander who condemned Spartacus to slavery, and his cunning wife 'Ilithyia', played by Viva Bianca.

Actress Cynthia Addai-Robinson joins the series as 'Naevia', the former body slave to 'Lucretia' who was banished from the 'Ludus' for engaging in a love affair with 'Crixus'.

"Spartacus: Vengeance" is executive produced by Rob Tapert, Steven S. DeKnight, Sam Raimi and Joshua Donen.