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The Sword of Shannara Trailer: The Shannara Chronicles!

The Shannara Chronicles: Season 2 – L to R: Lyria (Vanessa Morgan) and Eretria (Ivana Baquero) – Photo by Kirsty Griffith/Courtesy of Spike.

A funny thing happened on the way to The Shannara Chronicles: Season 2 – the show went from unintentionally hilarious to really very good, peaking with a surprising, intense season finale.

In season two, the re-emergence of magic has the populace terrified, and an organization called The Crimson is hunting down magic users.

Only the Sword of Shannara can help defeat this new threat – and Allanon, Will and Eretria will be called upon to find it.

The Shannara Chronicles: Season Two premieres on Spike on Wednesday, October 10th.

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SDCC 2017: We Walk In Two Worlds Trailer: Arrow: Season 6!

The first half of the trailer for season six of Arrow recaps the events of season five’s finale, but when it kicks into gear with its look at season six, it really kicks into gear.

Highlights include scenes between Oliver and William, the reappearance of Slade Wilson, and the sing-off between Black Canary and Black Siren.

Arrow returns on October 12th (The CW, 9/8C).

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – And Now For The Big Finish!

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After a tonally confused beginning and terrific middle episode filled with all kinds of invention, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings Peter Jackson’s six-movie Tolkien binge to close with a rousing mid-point finale that both wraps up the story and sets the stage for the Lord of the Rings trilogy quite nicely.

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Spartacus: Vengeance – More Blood! More Sex! More Strife!

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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.

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Two Gladiators, One Legate, One Sneaky SOB, No Waiting – The Stars of Spartacus: Vengeance Talk Season Two!

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This week, Starz premieres the long awaited second season of the Spartacus saga, Spartacus: Vengeance [Fridays, 10/9C]. Monday, four of the series’ regulars – Manu Bennett [Crixus], Nick Tarabay [Ashur], Craig Parker [Glaber] and Dan Feuerrielgel [Agron] spoke with a group of journalists/bloggers about what’s coming up.

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Spartacus: Gods of the Arena: Series Creator, Two Gladiators and a Mischievous Lady Talk About Their Roles In The Prequel!

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In a rare confluence of events – a star’s illness; an open timeslot; fans clamoring for more backstory, and an idea intended for a postponed second season – Spartacus: Gods of the Arena was born. The six-episode prequel to Spartacus: Blood and Sand fills in the background history of Batiatus and Lucretia and how their ludus [gladiator training facility] came to a certain level of prominence before the arrival of the famed Thracian gladiator.

On Monday, I had the opportunity to take part in a conference call with series creator/showrunner/writer Steven S. DeKnight and stars Dustin Clare [Gannicus future champion of Capua], Manu Bennett [Crixus, here new to the ludus] and Jaime Murray [Lucretia’s old friend and fellow partier, Gaia].

Note: for some reason, this call had a lot of weirdness, technically – dropouts, cutoffs, static – so the transcript isn’t perfect. It was still a fun call, though.

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