Spartacus War Of The Damned: Everything You Need To Know About The Final Season
Spartacus War Of The Damned Preview: Everything You Need To Know About New Characters and Storylines
Warning: This article contains spoilers for previous seasons and a sneak preview of Spartacus War of The Damned.
Dust off your sword and sandals. The long awaited conclusion to Starz’s Spartacus TV Series is upon us and it’s going to be epic.
Fans have been teased with trailers and promotional photos but details on the storylines and new characters have been closely guarded.
Let’s take a closer look at what we can expect from the final season of Spartacus.
• Ilithyia’s Demise – Before discussing the final season, we should clarify one of the most shocking scenes in Vengeance’s finale episode involving Lucretia cutting out the baby from Ilithyia’s womb. Ilithyia’s fate may have been unclear, especially because after the original TV airing some reviews believed she may have survived. However the show’s producers quickly confirmed that she is in-fact dead and therefore, will not be returning to the series. After re-watching the finale on DVD, blood is clearly seen dripping out of Ilithyia’s eyes as she lays lifeless on the ground (the blood may been digitally added for the DVD/Blu-rays).
• War Of The Damned – As seen in Vengeance, the Senate did not view Spartacus (Liam McIntyre) as a threat to their empire which is one reason why they sent Glaber, whom they considered to be an “incompetent child, unable to wipe clean his own sh*t”, to dispose of the runaway slave. However, after Spartacus continues to be victorious in battles and ignites abolitionism across the country, the Romans are forced to send their legions to decimate the rebels. Though the rebellion’s rank swell they are far out numbered by Roman soldiers necessitating Spartacus, a former military leader, to use guerrilla warfare tactics.
• A Divided Rebellion – In the aftermath of Glaber and Varinius’ defeat, the rebels become overly confident. But as Spartacus exerts his ideals of liberty and equality, even to captured Romans, factions within the rebel alliance begin to divide. One opponent to Spartacus’ philosophy is Gaul gladiator Crixus (Manu Bennett), a formidable leader in his own right. Will Crixus separate from Spartacus to form his own slave army or is this just a dangerous ruse to ambush the Romans? And will the cycle of vengeance transform the rebels into the very thing they want to destroy?
• Make Way For The New Villains – Ilithyia was a deceptive, blood-thirsty adversary. She solidified her villainy when she bashed the brains of Licinia, cousin of Marcus Crassus, against the stone floor. The new villains of Spartacus will have very big shoes to fill.
Speaking of Marcus Crassus (Simon Merrells), he will be Spartacus’ primary nemesis this season. His name has been mentioned through out the previous seasons but has not made an appearance until War of the Damned. So what do we know about Crassus, the wealthiest man in Rome?
Based on historical accounts, Crassus began his career as an ambitious, savage and calculating military commander. After Spartacus defeats many Roman legions, Crassus forms an alliance with a brilliant young tactician named Julius Caesar (Todd Lasance) and finances a new, superior army to quash the slave rebellion. The bond between these two historic men will provoke resentment in Crassus’ jealous son Tiberius (Christian Antidormi) who wants to prove his own worth to his father.
• Gannicus & Saxa – Gannicus (Dustin Clare) is a huge fan favorite after he won his freedom and our hearts in Gods of the Arena. The rebels look to him as a natural leader but he is reluctant to take up the position. He primarily joined the rebellion out of loyalty to his best friend Oenomaus and barely believes in Spartacus’ cause. One rebel that has her eyes on Gannicus is the German beauty Saxa (Ellen Hollman). It’s only natural for two fierce warriors to share a common bond … and a bed. But will things become twisted when Gannicus rescues a sweet, innocent slave girl named Sibyl (Gwendoline Taylor) who becomes infatuated with the champion gladiator?
• Here Comes The New Women of Spartacus – Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) will be terribly missed but her absence allows for a new ambitious, intelligent woman to take center stage. Enter Laeta, a young gorgeous wife of a high ranking Roman official, who evolves into an independent leader. Laeta is played by Anna Hutchison, best known as the hot blonde that made out with a wolf’s head in The Cabin In The Woods and as the Yellow Cheetah Ranger in Power Rangers Jungle Fury.
• A Feast of Flesh & Blood – To whet your appetite, take a sneak peak of the best epic kills of Spartacus War of the Damned.
The first episode of Spartacus War of the Damned titled “Enemies of Rome” will premiere on January 25th, 2013 on Starz. In Canada, the season debuts Sunday, January 27 at 10 p.m. ET/MT on The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Movie Central (Western Canada).
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