If you’ve been climbing the walls waiting for more hot gladiator action, we have some good news: Starz is bringing back its acclaimed ancient action franchise with Spartacus: War of the Damned, debuting on the premium network on January 25.
Starz shared a series recap and preview of the upcoming season with a new “Strategy of War” video, featuring creator Steven S. DeKnight and stars Liam McIntyre (Spartacus) and Simon Merrells (Marcus Crassus).
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.
While we’re excited for the return of greased-up guys in skirts, we’re more curious to find out if Agron (Dan Feuerriegel) will get any more screen time with his slave boyfriend, Nasir (Pana Hema Taylor).
Spartacus: War of the Damned premieres Friday, January 25, 2013 at 9pm on Starz.