Monday, November 07, 2011

"Spartacus" Makes The Cut For Season Three

Starz reports that "Spartacus" has been picked up for a third season, in advance of "Spartacus: Vengeance," debuting January 27, 2012. As yet untitled, production start on the third season of "Spartacus" is expected to begin in New Zealand 

“Many surprises are in store for 'Vengeance' viewers this year, but rest assured the multi-layered plot and richly developed characters will continue to be a trademark of this series," said Rob Tapert, executive producer. "It's incredibly gratifying to see how the story has resonated so well with viewers worldwide."

"The executives at Starz have been extremely supportive in giving us creative freedom," said executive producer Steven S. DeKnight, "allowing us to to tell the story in a rich, yet bold way that leaves an indelible mark on its fans."
The most recent chapter of "Spartacus" was the prequel, "Gods of the Arena", which ran January 2011, averaging an estimated 6.2 million total viewers per episode across all linear channels and on-demand viewing. 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.
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