Entertainment Weekly has broken the news that the third season of Starz’ blood and sex epic Spartacus will be the series’ last.
Spartacus: Blood and Sand premiered in January of 2010 as an equally flashy and dirty take on the historical slave-turned-gladiator hero, Spartacus. Despite some obvious visual similarities to the film 300, Spartacus quickly distinguished itself with its complex, Deadwood-esque dialogue; deep characters; and complete lack of inhibitions, picking up many fans along the way.
Batiatus is a bitter man. He has come, for some reason, to the erroneous conclusion that Roman society is a meritocracy. He truly believes that be reaching, or associating himself with greatness, he will be allowed into the upper echelon. When he finds that this isn’t the case, his bitterness turns to rage.
Spartacus has been renewed for a third season (or fourth, if you include Gods of the Arena).
The second season, Spartacus: Vengeance premiers January 27th, 2012 on the cable channel Starz. It features the debut of Liam McIntyre as Spartacus, taking over for Andy Whitfield who passed away this September.
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