Spartacus‘ next season will also be its last.
Spartacus: War Of The Damned is currently being filmed in New Zealand and takes place following the defeat of Roman commander Gaius Claudius Glaber.
Returning cast members include Liam McIntyre (Spartacus), Manu Bennett (Crixus), Dustin Clare (Gannicus), Dan Feuerriegel (Agron), Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Naevia) and Ellen Hollman (Saxa) joined by Todd Lasance as Gaius Julius Caesar, Simon Merrells as Marcus Crassus and Anna Hutchison as Laeta.
“It was an extremely difficult and emotional decision for my partners and I,” series creator/executive producer Steven S. DeKnight said. “Yet, in the end, the story was best served by rolling all of the remaining action and drama of Spartacus’ journey into one stunningly epic season that will be extremely satisfying for everyone who’s been along for the ride.”
The Starz series starred Aussie actor Andy Whitmore but was forced to create an off-shoot series Spartacus: Blood and Sand with Dustin Clare, before McIntyre was re-cast as Spartacus for the official second season, Spartacus: Vengeance.
The gladiator series is currently airing in Australia on GO!