Starring: Liam McIntyre, Manu Bennett, Peter Mensah, Dustin Clare
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Romance
Spartacus: Blood and Sand the series inspired by the story of Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator, who led slaves to rebel against the Roman empire, was launched by Starz in January 2010 and from the premiere of the pilot episode till the end of the season, continued to attract viewers.
Andy Whitfield played the title character, Spartacus, in Blood and Sand. However before production of the second season began he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma which delayed the production and led Starz to produce the six episode prequel, Spartacus: Gods Of The Arena (erroneously tagged by many as Spartacus Season 2).
Australian actor Liam McIntyre was chosen to replace Andy Whitfiled for the second season of the series when the latter’s cancer recurred and now months after McIntyre was announced as Whitfield’s replacement, Starz has put out the official trailer for the second season which features a couple of familiar faces like; Doctore (Peter Mensah) and Crixus (Manu Bennette).
Check out the plot and official trailer of the second season, Spartacus: Vengeance below.
On the heels of the bloody escape from the House of Batiatus that concluded “Spartacus: Blood and Sand”, the gladiator rebellion continues and begins to strike fear into the heart of the Roman Republic in “Spartacus: Vengeance“. Gaius Claudius Glaber and his Roman troops are sent to Capua to crush the growing band of freed slaves that Spartacus leads before it can inflict further damage. Spartacus is presented the choice of satisfying his personal need for vengeance against the man that condemned his wife to slavery and eventual death or making the larger sacrifices necessary to keep his budding army from breaking apart. Containing all of the blood-soaked action, exotic sexuality, and villainy and heroism that has come to distinguish the series, the tale of Spartacus resumes in epic fashion.- Starz
Spartacus: Vengeance is expected to premiere on Starz January 2013