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.
You might gather from the subtitle of the final season of Spartacus that things are going to get even more savage – which is why you’ll have to follow the jump to see the trailer for Spartacus: War of the Damned. It’s something else…
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 official press release follows the jump.