Saturday, July 7, 2012

FIRST CLIP FROM "SPARTACUS: WAR OF THE DAMNED" PLUS UPDATES ON THE FINAL SEASON OF THE POPULAR EPIC SHOW WITH LIAM MCINTYRE, MANU BENNETT, TODD LASANCE

I forgot to tell you, people, but we are having an epic weekend at HOLLYWOOD SPY :) It started yesterday with the updates on GAME OF THRONES and the trailer for WORLD WITHOUT END, and will continue tomorrow with new THE HOBBIT spotlight, but today I'm giving you updates on SPARTACUS: WAR OF THE DAMNED. Described as the beginning of an end, the third season of one of the most popular epic series in history aired in more than 150 countries around the world will also be the last one when it airs next January on Starz. Below you can watch the exclusive first production clip which offers some brand new, never before seen scenes from the New Zealand set of the show giving us the
 intriguing first look into the main heroes, who all have new hairdos as you will notice, and also into the new female cast members (since all of the previous female characters have been killed in the shocking finale of SPARTACUS VENGEANCE).

WAR OF THE DAMNED STORY 
The story will see the return on Liam McIntyre (Spartacus) and the aftermath of the defeat of Roman commander Gaius Claudius Glaber (Craig Parker). Beside Liam McIntyre in the title role Manu Bennett (Crixus), Dustin Clare (Gannicus), Dan Feuerriegel
  (Agron), Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Naevia) and Ellen Hollman (Saxa) are all returning as well. In the final season 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. Rome will now send
Marcus Crassus (Simon Merrells) against the slave army and we shall also see young Gaius Julius Caesar to be played by Todd Lasance.

SPARTACUS TIDBITS 
New Zealand actress Anna Hutchison, who played a free-spirited temptress in "Cabin in the Woods", will play Laeta, the privileged wife of a Roman dignitary who becomes entangled in the struggle against Spartacus. Australian actress Jenna Lind will play Kore, a loyal slave to Marcus Crassus (played by Simon Merrells), the Roman tasked to bring an end to Spartacus and his rebellion. And New Zealand’s Gwendoline Taylor will play Sibyl, a beautiful young slave rescued from Roman cruelty. As you may know if you studied history, the show ends in a bitter sweet way for Spartacus but the producers are promising that they will give the final scene an optimistic hope to show that it is still worth standing up
 against oppression. How to find victory in the face of defeat and what happens when you win but you lose will be the main topics of the final season. There is also a possibility of JULIUS CAESAR spinoff if the character becomes popular among the audience.

33 comments:

  1. Eek!! I'm so excited. Wow, Manu Bennett is looking quite handsome with that beard and longer hair too. Thanks for the epic weekend. :)

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    1. yep, I was annoyed with both his and Gannicus' hairdo in the last season, so this is a lovely change :)

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  2. Awesome, can't wait for this to come out, sucks it is the last season but at least it will go out on top. Gannicus's hairdo never really bothered me, as I don't look at that stuff haha but I liked him, he's a good character. And surely lots of fresh meat with the women hahaha

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    1. that horrid girlfriend of Crixus also had a horrid hairdo in the last season ;)

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    2. I've got a horrid hairdo (hairdo?) 24/7 and still no blue shirt. I've decided to switch to a luxury white shirt from Circle of Gentlemen with a matching white tie.

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    3. I'm sure the white will look lovely on you, Blue! Not sure how the white shoes would look on you, though, I'd visit some big city if I were you and go shopping there :) You do get married only once... hopefully.... unless you're Tom the ebil Cruise.....

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    4. Yeah sure NY would have the shirt, and yeah will agree his gf had a very bad hairdo last season even I cringe at that haha

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    5. and the actress that replaced the original Neavia was horrid :( and wimpy, not at all the original Naevia, the proud slave of her mistress Lucretia :)

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  3. Nice gory trailer ~ I don't think I can stomach all the blood flying around ~

    Have a good weekend Dez ~

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    1. it is a very explicit show, but I love it for their plots and settings.

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  4. Excellent sneak peek, anticipation is high!

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    1. glad you liked it, Lurk, there's still long time to wait...

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  5. I AM SPARTACUS! Sorry, just getting into the swing of things.

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    1. No, no, I AM Spartacus, sister :)

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  6. I love the trailer, Dezz! Gosh those guys are dreamy. I'm still bummed it's the last season but it sounds like they are finishing it up correctly and at least it isn't ending without notice like so many of my favorite shows seem to do.

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    1. they did get better looks for the final season, the previous one made them a bit poor looking in that department.

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  7. Interesting and I wasnt able to read any of the names, which planet are they from? Interesting costume on spartacus picture, reminds me of amazon tribe.

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    1. the are all from the Kiwi planet, our fave one!

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  8. I kinda regret not getting back into this show now

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    1. it's not too late, there are always reruns!

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  9. Hmm... not really my kind of shows.

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  10. Well, I see there's a lot of violence for us to look forward to. Swords, hobbits and barechested men. ;) I wonder what The Hobbit is like.

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    1. THE HOBBIT should be nice, although I don't like hobbits, so I hope there will be enough men and elves too for me. Spotlight on it tomorrow with lots of brand new pics from the film.

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  11. Wow, nice. I haven't seen it but it sure looks interesting.

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    1. hope we shall get the real trailer later this Autumn or early winter!

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  12. *Cries* I can't watch the video!!! It says the content is blocked :(

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    1. Starz has been taking down the video around the net, I don't know why they do it :( I've found a new clip, which should last longer :)

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  13. Hmm... seems as though Spartacus has replaced all the free women with new slave women. Not sure if I like that.

    Sorry this is late sweetie. Hope you had a great weekend. :)

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    1. well, methinks most of the people were slaves in Rome, sister :(

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  14. Grrr Starz Media have blocked the trailer before I could get a peak at it! Tight bastards. You'd think it'd be in their interests to publicise it but noooo, jst wanna be knobs about it don't they?

    Great way they've spun out the storyline but I can't help wondering how, in the 3rd and final season, they're gunna avoid a nasty mass crucifixion scene all the way to Rome! (Oops, sorry if that wuz a spoiler!) Can't really see how you can 'give hope' if the hero and everyone around him is killed, executed in a pretty grim way or (the lucky few) returned to slavery. Be interesting to see wut our Noo Zullund frinds (thats Kiwi speak BTW) come up with, eh bro?

    Cheerz,
    Doc

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    1. Starz has been taking down the video around the net, I don't know why they do it :( I've found a new clip, which should last longer :)

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  15. Who are the new slave girls going to be

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)