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From the promotions for Spartacus: War of the Damned, it looks like we're in for an especially violent final season of the Starz series. Even the recently released poster depicts some of the lead characters, including Spartacus, looking ready for an epic battle. So, while fighting and stunts have always been a relevant and key part of this series, that may be especially true for War of the Damned. And this behind-the-scenes video seems to support that theory as it looks at some of the stunts for the upcoming season.
The main cast of Spartacus dwindled substantially toward the end of Spartacus: Vengeance, with a number of characters getting killed off, but from what we've learned about War of the Damned, it sounds like - in terms of numbers - what the show lost in major characters, it's more than making up for in rebels as Spartacus' army will have grown substantially. And with bigger numbers, we should probably expect bigger battle scenes and lots of fighting. The arena may be a thing of the past as Spartacus' fight is now against the Romans, but there will still be plenty of violence. Check out the video below, which has some of the cast, producers and stunt coordinators, as well as Key Fight & Stunt supervisor Allan Poppleton, as they discuss the stunts in store for next season.
Blood flies, romans fall, and Spartacus slices someone's jaw off. Gross! And pretty much exactly what we've come to expect from the show. As great as the fighting and battle scenes are, it's the story and the characters that I love. Vengeance left off with more than a handful of amazing characters departed, some in more glorious fashion than others. But there are a few new characters on the way and the return of plenty of beloved regulars, including Spartacus, Agron, Gannicus, Crixus and Naevia.
Spartacus: War of the Damned premieres Friday, January 25 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Starz.