Spartacus: War of the Damned is the third and final season of the American television series Spartacus, a Starz television series, which follows Spartacus: Vengeance. It premiered on 25 January 2013 and concluded on 12 April 2013.
Crassus sends Tiberius ahead with instructions to observe the rebel-held city of Sinuessa and wait. The ruthless Caesar will not stand for being the “boy’s deputy” and beheads the “cowardly” gate keeper who escaped and reports Spartacus took the city easily.
Despite Spartacus’s explicit instructions, surviving Roman citizens suffer excessive cruelty, especially at the hands of Crixus’s traumatised Naevia, who even kills the blacksmith Attius.
Laeta, who witnessed her husband Ennius murdered by Spartacus, continues to steal bread from the rebels’ kitchens and give them to fellow Sinuessa citizens in hiding. A young freed slave, named Sibyl, shows an interest in Gannicus.
When Cilician pirates arrive, Spartacus learns their captain Heracleo has a secret deal with the late aedilius Ennius to use his seal to sell their laundered loot at market prices. Heracleo offers an alliance and Spartacus agrees, mainly to buy urgently needed supplies. The suspicious leaders meet outside the city, but are observed by the impatient Tiberius, who decides to attack. The pirate fleet’s artillery however makes the difference. Tiberius is critically wounded by one of the rebels and is saved by his best friend, who convinces Tiberius to retreat.
You can find out about the life of Spartacus and an overview of the Spartacus ‘franchise’ here.
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Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): John Fawcett.
- Writer(s): Brent Fletcher.
- Release Date: 08 February 2013.
- Running Time: 53-60 minutes (per episode).
- Rating: 18.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.