via press release
A marathon of episodes 1-5 of “Spartacus: Vengeance” will air on Saturday, February 25
beginning at 9pm ET/PT, exclusively on STARZ.
WHAT: Episodes 1-5 of the STARZ Original Series, “Spartacus: Vengeance,” will air back-to-back on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 9pm ET/PT, exclusively on Starz.
Catch what you’ve missed on this season of the hit STARZ Original Series “Spartacus: Vengeance” with a marathon of episodes 1-5. This one-hour, ten episode series, which has already been picked-up for a third season, will continue with the second half of season two on Friday, March 2nd.
Synopsis: On the heels of the bloody escape from the House of Batiatus that concluded “Spartacus: Blood and Sand,” the gladiator rebellion continues and begins to strike fear into the heart of the Roman Republic in “Spartacus: Vengeance.” Gaius Claudius Glaber and his Roman troops are sent to Capua to crush the growing band of freed slaves that Spartacus leads before it can inflict further damage. Spartacus is 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. Containing all of the blood-soaked action, exotic sexuality, and villainy and heroism that has come to distinguish the series, the tale of Spartacus resumes in epic fashion.
WHO: Liam McIntyre (Ektopos, Radev, “Neighbours,” “The Pacific”) in the title role of Spartacus; Lucy Lawless (“Xena: Warrior Princess,” “Battlestar Galactica”) as Lucretia; Peter Mensah (Avatar, 300, The Incredible Hulk) as Oenomaus – once known as Doctore; Manu Bennett (The Marine, 30 Days of Night), as Crixus; Dustin Clare (“Underbelly,” “Satisfaction”) as Gannicus; Nick E. Tarabay (“Crash,” “CSI: Miami”) as Ashur; and Katrina Law (“Third Watch”) as Mira. This season also brings the return of “Blood and Sand” cast members, Craig Parker (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) as Gaius Cladius Glaber, and his alluring and cunning wife Ilithyia (Accidents Happen), played by Viva Bianca. Actress Cynthia Addai-Robinson (“Dirt”) joins the series as Naevia.
“Spartacus: Vengeance” is executive produced by Rob Tapert (The Grudge, “Xena: Warrior Princess” and “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys”), Steven S. DeKnight (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Sam Raimi (Spider-Man and The Evil Dead), and Joshua Donen (The Quick and the Dead). This same conceptual creative team also produced the first two installments of the series: season one, “Spartacus: Blood and Sand,” and the prequel, “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena.”
WHEN: Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 9pm ET/PT.