Posts Tagged ‘spartacus’
  • Comic-Con Trailer for Spartacus: War of the Damned
    Posted July 14th, 2012 at 10:15 pm No Comments »
    Starz revealed the first trailer for Spartacus: War of the Damned at the show's Comic-Con panel today. The series is entering its fourth (counting the prequel) and final season. The 10 episode run will premiere in January. “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 Spartacu...
  • Starz Announces Final Season of Spartacus
    Posted June 4th, 2012 at 8:30 am No Comments »
    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.  Thes...
  • Starz Renews Spartacus Months Before Second Season Even Premieres
    Posted November 7th, 2011 at 1:30 pm 1 Comment »
    Today Starz announced that Spartacus has been renewed for a third season - even as its second isn't slated to start up until January 27th. Liam McIntyre takes over the lead role in Spartacus: Vengeance after the terribly sad passing of star Andy Whitfield. Production on the third season (yet to be named) will begin in 2012 and is likely to air in early 2013. Spartacus: Blood and Sand premiered in 2010 and became the network's first real breakout hit in original programming. The series' fi...
  • Trailer for Spartacus: Vengeance
    Posted July 31st, 2011 at 1:00 pm 2 Comments »
    Coming out of Comic-Con is the first trailer for the upcoming season of Spartacus: Vengeance. The Starz series continues with its second season following Spartacus: Blood and Sand - though counting the prequel Spartacus: Gods of the Arena it essentially becomes the third season. Liam McIntyre takes over the role of Spartacus following the health-related departure of Andy Whitfield. The premiere is slated for January 2012. On the heels of the bloody escape from the House of Batiatus that...
  • Spartacus: Gods of the Arena Delivers Record Ratings for Starz
    Posted January 24th, 2011 at 5:00 pm 1 Comment »
    The premiere of Spartacus: Gods of the Arena has turned in the best ratings for an original series in Starz history. The show drew 1.9 million viewers on Friday night with its two airings. That number doesn't even include those watching through On-Demand or Netflix. The premiere topped the ratings for every episode of Spartacus' first season which was the first breakout hit for the network and kept building a dedicated following with every episode. As a prequel to Spartacus: Blood and Sand,...
  • The New Spartacus is Liam McIntyre
    Posted January 17th, 2011 at 6:45 pm 1 Comment »
    Starz has announced they have officially cast Australian actor Liam McIntyre in the role of Spartacus for season two. He replaces Andy Whitfield as he continues treatment for non-hodgkin's lymphoma which has prevented him from returning to the show. Spartacus was a breakout hit for the network, and season two was put on hold until the decision was made to re-cast. Production is expected to start this spring and will likely premiere next January. The announcement comes just days before the p...
  • Spartacus: Gods of the Arena Promo Videos
    Posted December 30th, 2010 at 11:15 pm No Comments »
    I've written a few times about just how great Spartacus: Blood and Sand turned out in its first season. After a slow start it quickly became one of my favorite shows, very graphic and unpredictable, and with the balls to have mortality play a big part of the developments even with popular or seemingly important characters. It made for a entertaining ride that culminated in a completely satisfying conclusion. Unfortunately star Andy Whitfield got the news that he needed treatment for non-Hod...
  • Spartacus Will Recast Lead Role
    Posted October 4th, 2010 at 2:14 pm 4 Comments »
    Spartacus is the first breakout hit original series for home network Starz, so the news that the title actor Andy Whitfield would have to go back into treatment for Non-Hodgkin lymphoma hit hard on two fronts. Not only was it sad news as it had been believed he was in remission after initial treatment that delayed production on season two, but the network was put into a tough position on how to proceed with the show. They could either end it or recast it, and obviously neither of those options...