Spartacus: War of the Damned, currently in production in New Zealand, 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.
The Spartacus franchise began its run Friday, January 22, 2010 with Spartacus: Blood and Sand. It was followed a year later with the prequel, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (January 21, 2011). Spartacus: Vengeance hit the air on January 27, 2012 and Spartacus: War of the Damned is scheduled to air January 2013.
Spartacus: War of the Damned sees the return of Liam McIntyre (Spartacus), Manu Bennett (Crixus), Dustin Clare (Gannicus), Daniel 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 be playing Marcus Crassus and Anna Hutchison as Laeta.