‘Spartacus’ Gets Renewed for the Third Season

The second season, Spartacus: Vengeance, isn’t even out yet, but Starz has enough confidence in the show that season three has been secured. The third season is expected to begin production in early 2012 in New Zealand.

The show already has two seasons under its belt, Blood and Sand and God of the Arena. With Andy Whitfield’s passing, newcomer Liam McIntyre will portray the main protagonist, Spartacus, with many of the original cast returning from both the 1st and prequel season. Sadly, my favorite character, Lentulus Batiatus (John Hannah), won’t be returning.

Australian actor Liam McIntyre (Ektopos, Radev, “Neighbours,” “The Pacific”) assumes the title role of Spartacus in “Vengeance.” McIntyre is joined by returning favorites: Lucy Lawless (“Xena: Warrior Princess,” “Battlestar Galactica”) as Lucretia; Peter Mensah (Avatar, 300, The Incredible Hulk) as Oenomaus – once known as Doctore; Manu Bennett (The Marine, 30 Days of Night), as Crixus; Dustin Clare (“Underbelly,” “Satisfaction”) as Gannicus; Nick E. Tarabay (“Crash,” “CSI: Miami”) as Ashur; and Katrina Law (“Third Watch”) as Mira.

Season two also brings the return of “Blood and Sand” cast members, Craig Parker (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) as Gaius Claudius Glaber, the Roman commander who condemned Spartacus to slavery, and his alluring and cunning wife Ilithyia played by Viva Bianca (Accidents Happen) . Actress Cynthia Addai-Robinson (“Dirt”) joins the series as Naevia, the former body slave to Lucretia who was banished from the Ludus for engaging in a love affair with Crixus.

The premiere for Season 2, Vengeance, will air on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 10PM ET/PT.

Source: Starz

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