Starz Announces Final Season of Spartacus

Posted June 4th, 2012 at 8:30 am

What amounts to the fourth and final season of Spartacus – when counting the prequel Gods of the Arena in with Blood and Sand (S1) and Vengeance (S2) – will debut in January 2013. The 10 episode run will go by the name War of the Damned.

“Spartacus: War of the Damned,” currently in production in New Zealand, 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.

The fantastic series was the first real hit in original programming for Starz. It got off to a semi-slow start with the first few episodes but then exploded and became one of the most purely enjoyable and daring shows on television. It’s a shame it’ll be coming to an end but surely will do so in the relentless and satisfying fashion that it has become known for.