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Photo Credit:  Starz
  • Premiered: 
    January 22, 2010
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  • Network: Starz
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Historical
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    Season 1

Plot Synopsis

Betrayed by his country. Beaten into slavery. Reborn as a warrior. When he's separated from the love of his life, Spartacus is forced into the gruesome and bloodthirsty arena, where a grisly death is primetime entertainment. Spartacus must fight for survival, befriend his enemies and play politics in this new world of corruption, violence, sex and fame.

Before its series premiere, Starz announced the program was picked up for a second season, SPARTACUS: VENGEANCE, picking up on the heels of the bloody escape from the House of Batiatus that concluded BLOOD AND SAND. The gladiator rebellion continued and began to strike fear into the heart of the Roman Republic. Gaius Claudius Glaber and his Roman troops were sent to Capua to crush the growing band of freed slaves that Spartacus led before it could inflict further damage. Spartacus was 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.

Season 3, WAR OF THE DAMNED, which premiered on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 9pm ET on Starz, opened months after Gaius Claudius Glaber's death, as Spartacus continues to assemble a formidable army while outwitting Rome's finest commanders. With the rebel numbers swelling to thousands of freed slaves, it has become a force that has started to challenge even the mighty armies of Rome, which turns to its wealthiest citizen, Marcus Crassus, who, with a young and fiercely competitive Julius Caesar as an ally, is determined to crush Spartacus and his rebellion. But following the death of Ashur, Naevia and Crixus fight as one with newfound strength and determination. Plus, Spartacus and his generals Crixus, Gannicus and Agron, continue to amass victories over Rome. Together, the rebels engage in one bloody skirmish after another and prepare for the inevitable: a full out war with Rome.
On Thursday, February 9, 2023, STARZ announced today it is in development on a series that will expand on its groundbreaking show "SPARTACUS," one of STARZ's most celebrated brands, which aired for four seasons on the platform. The show will explore uncharted territory and new journeys of the original series' iconic characters. "SPARTACUS" creator, writer and executive producer Steven S. DeKnight will serve as showrunner and executive producer.

In the aftermath of the defeat of Spartacus and his rebel army, the drama will depict a new tale of treachery, deceit, and blood unfolding beneath the foreboding shadow of Rome.

"It has been over a decade since SPARTACUS delighted international audiences and we are thrilled to reimagine and expand this gripping, action-packed drama for our viewers today," said Kathryn Busby, President, Original Programming, STARZ. "'SPARTACUS' has deeply invested fans who are eager for its return, and we look forward to working with Steven on this exciting next chapter."

"It's such an incredible honor to be invited to return to the world of 'SPARTACUS' and to be met with unbridled creative support from my colleagues at STARZ and Lionsgate," said Steven S. DeKnight. "Together we are crafting something truly unique and unusual for the next chapter in this epic story."


Other Titles

  • Season 1 title: Spartacus: Blood and Sand
  • Season 2 title: Spartacus: Vengeance
  • Season 3 title: Spartacus: War of the Damned

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Starz Media

Births, Deaths & Weddings

  • February 26, 2010: Sura dies
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  • February 26, 2010: Barca dies
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  • April 2, 2010: Varro dies
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  • April 9, 2010: Solonius dies
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  • April 16, 2010: Batiatus dies
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  • March 30, 2012: Mira dies
  • March 30, 2012: Ashur dies
  • March 30, 2012: Lucretia dies
  • March 30, 2012: Glaber dies
  • March 30, 2012: Oenomaus dies
  • March 30, 2012: Ilithiyia dies
  • March 22, 2013: Crixus dies - "Separate Paths"