Syfy has acquired the U.S. basic cable rights to all thirty-nine episodes of Starz Entertainment’s Spartacus. The series will premiere on Syfy on Thursday, June 26th (10/9C) – following the second season premiere of Defiance (8/7C) and series premiere of Dominion (9/8C) – and it will be interesting to see how the very R-rated series will edited for basic cable.
Beginning October 26th, Starz is setting its premiere series, Spartacus – from Blood and sand to War of the Damned – in a special Spartacus Uncut presentation featuring footage previously only available on the Blu-ray sets. Spartacus Uncut will be hosted by Liam McIntyre, who played Spartacus for of the series’ run.
For more details – and the complete schedule – check out the press release following the jump.
History cannot be changed, so we all knew this day was coming. The series finale of Spartacus: War of the Damned (Starz, Friday, 9/8C) does, in fact, end with a lot of death – including the title character. That’s not a spoiler, that’s what happened. What remains to be seen is the manner in which series creator Steven S. DeKnight weaves the story. The finale is called Victory, so that should tell you something.
The final season of Spartacus (Starz, Fridays, 10/9C), subtitled War of the Damned, begins tonight with an episode called Enemies of Rome and finds Spartacus leading his rapidly growing army of rebels against a rapidly shrinking Roman detachment while others seek to persuade Marcus Crassus to finance and lead major offensive against them.
This week marks the beginning of the end for Spartacus as Spartacus: War of the Damned (Starz, Fridays, 10/9C) premieres. As the final season’s subtitle suggests, we are now to the point where Rome has to take the upstart slave and his rebels seriously – what was once considered a distraction has turned to full on, bloody war.
On Friday past, series creator/showrunner Steven S. DeKnight and stars Liam McIntyre (Spartacus), Todd Lasance (Caesar) and Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Naevia) spoke with a group of journalists/bloggers about the show’s final season – for two-and-a-half hours! (Obviously, they care a great deal about the show and enjoyed doing it.
Starz’ hit series will conclude the story of Spartacus in the currently shooting third season, Spartacus: War of the Damned. The decision was made by the show’s creator, Steven S. DeKnight, and Starz, who decided that the story was best served by one final epic season. Spartacus: War of the Damned premieres in January, 2013.
The long-awaited second season of Spartacus – Spartacus: Vengeance [Starz, Fridays, 10/9C] – finds two former champions of Capua struggling between the demands of promised leadership and personal quests: Spartacus to avenge his wife; Crixus to find his lost love.
Starz’ s biggest hit, Spartacus [Fridays, 10/9C], returns this week with a new Spartacus and a whole new setting. Following the first season revolt of the slaves of the House of Batiatus, the gladiators of Batiatus’ ludus are now out in the world, wreaking havoc.
In support of the new season, the series leads – Liam McIntyre [Spartacus], Lucy Lawless [Lucretia], Peter Mensah [Oenamaus/Doctore] and Viva Bianca [Ilithyia] spoke with a number of journalists/bloggers on a much longer than usual [90 minutes] conference call – and although he’s the new kid on the block, it is apparent from the banter that McIntyre fits right in.