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Starz may be preparing for their third and final season of “Spartacus” with “Spartacus: War of the Damned”, but that doesn’t mean they want to completely abandon the title that basically set them up as a premium cable channel three years ago.
Along with the final rebellion of Spartacus in “War of the Damned”, the show will also introduce Julius Caesar, and it’s the famous Roman who Starz is eyeballing for his own TV series after “Spartacus” wraps. Plans for a Julius Caesar spin-off TV series is said to be in the “nascent stages”, but producer Robert Tapert seems keen on continuing the Roman saga with, no doubt, healthy amounts of blood and sex, the formula that’s made “Spartacus” a great show.
Tapert helped develop “Spartacus” with producer/showrunner Steven DeKnight, whose desire to move on to a new sci-fi show called “Incursion”, also with Starz, was the main impetus for “Spartacus” coming to an end. This is one of those rare occasions where a show is coming to an end not because of declining ratings, but because the creative forces wanted to do something else. You certainly don’t hear that everyday.
Australian actor Todd Lasance (top left) will play Caesar in “War of the Damned”, as one of the Romans trying to put an end to Spartacus’ bloody rebellion. Liam McIntyre returns as Spartacus for the second year, having replaced the late Andy Whitfield after Season 1.
“Spartacus: War of the Damned” returns in 2013. And yeah, here’s a new poster for the coming season:
Via : Deadline