Aw yeah, shite’s about to get real now, kids! The second season of the Starz Channel’s “Spartacus”, since dubbed “Spartacus: Vengeance”, premieres on the cable network next year on January 27th, 2012. Until then, check out the opening scene from the upcoming first episode, featuring star Liam McIntyre stepping in for Andy Whitfield as the titular gladiator turned fugitive badass, slashing and killing his way into our hearts and minds.
On the heels of the bloody escape from the House of Batiatus that concluded “Spartacus: Blood and Sand”, the gladiator rebellion continues and begins to strike fear into the heart of the Roman Republic in “Spartacus: Vengeance”. Gaius Claudius Glaber and his Roman troops are sent to Capua to crush the growing band of freed slaves that Spartacus leads before it can inflict further damage. Spartacus is presented the choice of satisfying his personal need for vengeance against the man that condemned his wife to slavery and eventual death or making the larger sacrifices necessary to keep his budding army from breaking apart. Containing all of the blood-soaked action, exotic sexuality, and villainy and heroism that has come to distinguish the series, the tale of Spartacus resumes in epic fashion.
Starring Liam McIntyre, Manu Bennett, Peter Mensah, Dustin Clare, and Lucy Lawless.