Starz has announded the premiere date of the final season of Spartacus — Friday, January 25th. The cable channel renewed the TV series way back in November 2011 and it will be titled Spartacus: War of the Damned.
It’s unclear how many episodes have been ordered this time around. The first season had 13 installments while season two had just 10 episodes.
Here’s the press release:
ROME’S GREATEST GLADIATOR RISES AGAIN WHEN “SPARTACUS: WAR OF THE DAMNED” RETURNS JANUARY 25TH ON STARZ
One of TV’s Most Popular and Powerful Franchises Goes Into Battle for A Final Epic Season, Fridays At 9pm ET/PT
Beverly Hills, CA – November 6, 2012 – Today STARZ announced the premiere date for the final installment of their highly successful Spartacus franchise, “Spartacus: War of the Damned,” which will return on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 9pm ET/PT, exclusively on STARZ.
STARZ also shared a series recap and look at the upcoming season with a new “Strategy of War” video. Join creator Steven S. DeKnight and stars Liam McIntyre and Simon Merrells as they prepare you for the final season.
“Spartacus: War of the Damned” takes place following the defeat of Roman commander Gaius Claudius Glaber. Spartacus and his men have amassed major victories against the Romans after the Battle of Vesuvius. These victories have not only forged the legend of Spartacus, but have greatly increased the ranks of the rebellion slaves to more than 30,000. Rome is indeed beginning to tremble at the threat Spartacus now represents.
“Spartacus: War of the Damned” sees the return of Liam McIntyre (Spartacus), Manu Bennett (Crixus), Dustin Clare (Gannicus), Dan Feuerriegel (Agron), Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Naevia) and Ellen Hollman (Saxa). This year, Todd Lasance joins the cast as Gaius Julius Caesar, along with Simon Merrells, who will play Marcus Crassus and Anna Hutchison as Laeta.
About Starz Entertainment
Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie and original programming entertainment service provider operating in the United States. The company offers 17 premium channels including the flagship STARZ(R) and ENCORE(R) brands with approximately 20.8 million and 34.3 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs in total more than 1,000 movies and original series every month across its pay TV channels. Starz Entertainment is recognized as a pay TV leader in providing HD, On Demand, HD On Demand and online advanced services for its STARZ, ENCORE and MOVIEPLEX brands. Starz Entertainment (www.starz.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation (NASDAQ: LMCA).
What do you think? Will you be watching the final season of Spartacus on Starz? Will you be sorry to see the TV series go?