Starz Renews ‘Spartacus’ For Season 3

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Spartacus Season 3 Starz Renews Spartacus For Season 3

There’s nothing like getting the good news that a TV show you love is getting a shot at another season. It’s even better when the show in question hasn’t even gone into season 2 yet – or when it has had to overcome such tragedy as Starz’ Spartacus has endured, following the death of series lead Andy Whitfield earlier this year.

However, despite the fact that the new season of the show, Spartacus: Vengeance, hasn’t even premiered yet, Starz is already committing to a third season of the show.

Said Starz Media Managing director Carmi Zlotnik:

“There is no denying the impact ‘Spartacus‘ has had in the marketplace with fans across the globe thirsting for the continuation of the epic tale. “Vengeance” brings unparalleled action and drama to STARZ viewers in January. We are thrilled to come to an early agreement that allows the writers and talent to get right back to work in preparing for season three.”

Added executive producer Rob Tapert:

“Many surprises are in store for ‘Vengeance‘ viewers this year, but rest assured the multi-layered plot and richly developed characters will continue to be a trademark of this series. It’s incredibly gratifying to see how the story has resonated so well with viewers worldwide.”

While the first season of the series, Blood & Sand, did fairly well for a premium cable TV show, it’s safe to say that Spartacus has only recently come into its glory. As strange as it seems, season 1 of the series gained serious momentum via on-demand and home viewing, but it was the subsequent prequel mini-series, Gods of the Arena, which gained it wider exposure, earning and estimated 6.2 million viewers per episode – once all airings and on-demand viewing are tallied. Combined with Whitfield’s publicized bout with cancer, Spartacus hype has risen to an all-time high in anticipation of season 2, Vengeance, which will star Liam McIntyre (replacing Whitfield in the lead role of Spartacus).

Happy to hear that Spartacus season 3 is on the way?

Spartacus: Vengeance will premiere on Starz on January 27, 2012 @ 10pm ET/PT.

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  1. I just want to say to all those who are bashing Liam, give this young man a chance to prove himself, which I think that he has done considering the circumstances. Andy approved the choice that Liam to be his replacement, so I feel that we should respect that. Sure we all wish that Andy was with us still, but The Lord needed him more. Liam is doing a wonderful and amazing job. He has improved so much over time, and I don’t feel that we should be so quick to replace or write him off. In the last several episodes I feel that Liam has filled some very big sandals, has come a very LONG way and is doing GREAT!! So let’s respect the choice that Andy made for his replacement. Liam I feel that you are doing a AMAZING JOB, so keep up the good work, and continue to buff up!

    • Spartacus Vengeance was truly invigorating. Had me on the edge of my seat. I laughed, cried, jumped, got pissed, u name it i experienced it, ugh. i love it.. Liam has stepped up and handled his, He def is the new Spartacus. like someone commented, after a few episodes i forgot Andy was replaced, altho missed and respected for the phenomenal job he did as Spartacus, Liam took the role and ran with it. I cant wait for the 3rd seasonal. Nothing i mean nothing will tear me away from Starz on that hour. lol

    • Amazing is cutting him short I had doubts at frist but I am a spartacus fan and has watch every show and Liam has done a great, amazing, wonderful,spactular job so hell yes I totally agree with you can’t wait until season THREE starts. Liam keep up the great work and continue to buff up to be ready to kick some roman A**!!!!!!!!!.:):):) can’t wait.

  2. Awesome!!! I`m waiting for the new season :)

  3. i never watched any of the spartacus series until a few days ago, then after i watched the first ever episode on dvd, i couldn’t stop watching, so, over the past few days i have watched all of season 1 and 2 and also gods of the arena, and i cant wait for the next season, i will surely buy it when its on dvd too. and as for andy and liam. andy was in my eyes the PERFECT man for the part of spartacus, but i have to say that liam is also doing a great job. please make more and more and more seasons, the show has a heck of alot of loyal fans. im one of them.

  4. i start watching spartacus this season at the second episode by accident just cause the channel was on it.i love iit so much i downloaded/bought bloods and sands and gods of the arena. i watch every episode within 3 days.i couldnt turn it off before the 3rd episode of vengeance came out now i have re watched them all a couple times im a huge fan and i cant wait for the new season in january i hate the fact that we lost oenomause and lucretia i hope that llithyia was dreaming or something and lucretia is not dead awesome show 5 stars i cant wait…….

  5. Many of us still see Spartacus as the true champion, count me among them !

  6. when will Season 3 be released?

  7. I love Spatacus and sad that the original character passed away. But season 3 has a different Spartacus and you just have to allow him to grown on you. So I enjoy both of them. To be honest I like the show and the other characters too. I heard Seson 3 is final and no more .. I don’t agree make another Season 4 of Spatacus !!! Please director n writer :)

  8. I enjoyed this series even after the unfortunate passing of Andy and his being replaced by Liam.I have purchased season 1,2 and the prequil,and I can hardly wait for the 3rd season to come out on DVD.