Gaius Claudius Glaber is dead. Many months have passed since his defeat, and the rebel army, led by Spartacus and his generals Crixus, Gannicus and Agron, continue to amass victories over Rome. 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. ...
The Roman Senate turns to its wealthiest citizen, Marcus Crassus, for aid. A powerful, strategic politician, he respects his opponent and refuses to make the same mistakes Glaber and his predecessors have. With a young and fiercely competitive Julius Caesar as an ally, Crassus is determined to crush Spartacus and his rebellion.
The epic conclusion of a legendary journey, Spartacus: War of the Damned will unleash a battle unlike anything ever seen before.My favorite season was the first, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, starring Andy Whitfield as Spartacus. The series has never been the same since he tragically died of cancer after season one, but the producers did their best to maintain the overall quality of the series, including the unexpected prequel-season, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena.
The past season, Spartacus: Vengeance, covered the portion of Spartacus’ slave rebellion that takes place after the Capuan revolt (the topic of season one, Spartacus: Blood and Sand) up through the slaves’ refuge on Mount Vesuvius, and ending in a spectacular battle with the Glaber. This battle was the first of many famous battles fought by Spartacus and his army during what historians call the Third Servile War.
Presumably, this last season will cover the remainder of Spartacus’ battles against the Romans. I still can't fathom how the producers are going to cram all of this into one season unless they cut out big chunks of history. But I’m looking forward to it, however it may unfold!
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