Spartacus

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Burning Questions of the Damned: Is Crassus a Match for Spartacus?

Simon Merrells

Pull on your waders because Spartacus and his hairy men are back, and they're waist-deep in blood and guts in their fight for freedom against Roman oppression.

On Friday's Spartacus: War of the Damned premiere, we meet up with the rebels many months after they defeated Glaber. Their ranks have swelled by the thousands, which is making the Roman Senate shake in their sandals. Enter Marcus Crassus (Simon Merrells), the wealthiest man in Rome, who will fund and lead an additional 10,000 soldiers to take down Spartacus (Liam McIntyre).

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Spartacus Gears Up For An Epic Final Season

Spartacus

He's finally got cred. In Season 1 of the Starz hit Spartacus, the titular hero rallied his fellow slaves and led a gut-splattering revolt against his oppressive master. By Season 2, this band of rebels had grown so strong that they brought down an entire coliseum full of Romans, leaving mass casualties and a mountain of rubble. Still, Spartacus was nothing more than a local problem, a mere blip on the government's radar. That ­changes wildly when the swords-and-skin ­series returns for its final season, Spartacus: War of the Damned.

"We jump ahead several months, to a point in the story where Spartacus is not just winning against the Roman Republic — he's winning big," says Liam McIntyre, who inherited the lead role originated by the late Andy Whitfield. "Spartacus now has an army of thousands — there are ­historical accounts that claim it was upward of 120,000 — and they have some of Rome's biggest military ­leaders on the run. There's no choice but to take him seriously now. It's time to call in the top guns."

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The Weekend Playlist: Spurt-acus Returns, a Pivotal Downton, the SAG Awards

Liam McIntyre

Here's blood in your eye. And your hair, chest, ears, anywhere and everywhere it might pool. Gird your loins to make way for TV's most relentless avenging gladiator/terminator in Starz' Spartacus: War of the Damned (Friday, 9/8c), kicking off the final season of the premium channel's signature series of lust and bloodlust.

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Spartacus Rages On: New Enemies Besiege Rebels in War of the Damned

Liam McIntyre

Spartacus: War of the Damned may be the series' swan song, but first the characters will have a chance to sing a different tune — literally.

At the red carpet premiere for Spartacus, which kicks off Friday at 9/8c on Starz, executive producer Steven S. DeKnight promised that "My C--- Rages On," the fictional bawdy song popularized on the series, will be heard again. "We could not have a season without 'My C--- Rages On,'" he told TVGuide.com. "So listen for it. It'll pop up somewhere."
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Exclusive First Look: Spartacus' New Foe Strips Down and Arms Up

Liam McIntyre

Spartacus, prepare to meet your most dangerous foe to date.

On the upcoming final season of Spartacus, premiering Friday, Jan. 25 at 9/8c on Starz, the titular rebel leader (Liam McIntyre) may have amassed 30,000 bloodthirsty followers, but he'll be met by an equally merciless force, led by a new opponent, Marcus Crassus (Simon Merrells).

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How Networks Are Breaking the Period-Piece Curse

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey transformed PBS from a sometimes stodgy channel into a destination network, drawing 5.4 million viewers for its second-season finale (doubling PBS' primetime average). Now, Downton creator Julian Fellowes has signed with NBC to create The Gilded Age, his first series for American broadcast TV. NBC is betting that the drama will attract the same audience for its depiction of New York's moguls of... read more

Sneak Peek: Spartacus Prepares for the End With War of the Damned

Spartacus: War of the Damned

You'd think it would be difficult — if not impossible — to keep fans happy when they know their hero is about to die. But the folks behind Spartacus: War of the Damned don't seem too worried. In fact, as the Starz series prepares to launch its final season on Jan. 25, creator Steven S. DeKnight reminds us that Spartacus' death at the hands of his Roman oppressors is "not unlike the story of the Titanic. It's no big secret the boat will sink. It's how you get there that keeps the audience invested."

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Spartacus ' Liam McIntyre Engaged to Erin Hasan

Liam McIntyre and Erin Hasan

He may play a gladiator on Starz's hit series Spartacus, but when it came time to pop the question, Liam McIntyre proved he's a real prince.

When McIntyre proposed to girlfriend Erin Hasan at Disney World in Florida, he not only dressed up as a... read more

Is a Potential Spartacus Spin-off in the Works?

Spartacus: War of the Damned

Starz is considering continuing the Spartacus franchise after War of the Damned wraps after this season, Deadline reports

The potential spin-off would focus on Julius Caesar. The famed Roman leader, played by Todd Lasance, will be introduced as a nemesis for Spartacus (Liam McIntyre) in the upcoming third season of Spartacus. read more

Spartacus: War of the Damned Premiere Date Revealed

Liam McIntyre

Spartacus: War of the Damned will premiere... read more

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Premiered: December 02, 2013, on Starz
Rating: TV-MA
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Premise: A Thracian warrior is captured and enslaved by Romans, then placed in gladiator school, where he battles to save his life, gain his freedom and become reunited with his wife, who was also condemned to slavery.

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