Earlier this week, Stephen S. DeKnight spoke with a group of journalists/bloggers about the second season of Starz’ hit series, Spartacus, subtitled Vengeance, and its mind-bogglingly crazy bloodbath of a season finale. He talked a bit about how the season was developed; what the season achieved in terms of the overall story of Spartacus, and was persuaded to talk a bit about season three [which remains subtitle free for the moment].
Starz’ Spartacus: Vengeance [Fridays, 10/9C] continues to draw the net’s largest audience ever, and part of the reason is the action. While many of the show’s gladiator characters only fought because they had to, Dustin Clare’s Gannicus seemed to enjoy the matches as much as the adulation. Things have changed for the former Champion of Capua, as we see in tonight’s episode.
Recently, Clare spoke with a group of journalists/bloggers about his return to the show.
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.
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.
Starz’ first big hit, Spartacus: Blood and Sand was unlike anything anyone had ever seen as an actually TV program before. A stroke of bad luck turned the show’s second season into a hastily put together, but very well done prequel, before tragedy required the series to recast its lead – original lead, Andy Whitfield insisted the show must go on and he even gave his successor his blessing.
So now we have the actual second season of the series – Spartacus: Vengeance [Starz, 10/9C] – ready to go and series creator/showrunner Steven S. DeKnight took time out from making the show to talk with a group of journalists/bloggers about the show.
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.
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Starz unleashes Spartacus: Vengeance [Starz, Fridays, 10/9C] onto your TV screen on Friday, January 27, 2012.
Follow the jump for the press release and behind-the-scenes video.
The new trailer for the new season of Starz’s original series, Spartacus: Vengeance, looks like it will be more than up to the challenge of mixing drama and blood. Check it out.
‘The gods shall weep…’ The series returns in January.