Spartacus: War of the Damned

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  • Cast & Crew
  • Manu Bennett

    Crixus

  • Ditch Davey

    Nemetes

  • Simon Merrells

    Crassus

  • Ellen Hollman

    Saxa

  • Dustin Clare

    Gannicus

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  • Spartacus: War of the Damned is the final season in the acclaimed Starz TV series Spartacus. With Glaber dead Spartacus and his army of rebels, now amounting to thousands, has become a force to be reckoned with. Determined to bring down the Roman Republic Spartacus leads his mass of freed slaves into a full out war. Rome's only hope is Marcus Crassus who, aided by young Julius Caesar, will do his might to crush Spartacus and his rebellion.moreless

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    • Crixus: The Romans have sounded retreat!
      Naevia: We have won the day.
      Spartacus: We have won nothing. Cossinius and Furius again slip from grasp.
      Gannicus: The same cannot be said for many that stood with them. The field is thick with the dead.
      Spartacus: Deserved fate. For all who would see us again to shackle and whip.

    • Metellus: It confounds the fucking senses. How could a handful of errant slaves continue to vex us?
      Furius: I fear their numbers have been sorely underestimated within the Senate.
      Cossinius: Spartacus' mongrel horde has swelled with each passing victory since Glaber's defeat at Vesuvius. They added thousands to rank liberating the mines of Lucania. Slaves across the Republic, humble and grateful to their masters for so many years, have broken to treachery in the wake of ever expanding legend of Spartacus.

    • Metellus: Such chaos and death at the hands of a fucking slave.
      Cossinius: You will discover this fucking slave at the very gates of Rome itself if reinforcements are not dispatched.

    • Spartacus: What of Gannicus? I would have his report as well.
      Crixus: You well know the man. He favors celebration after a victory. Often for many days.
      Spartacus: A thing I would gladly give blessing. After Cossinius and Furius fall from concern.

    • Agron: You give those shits credit beyond due.
      Spartacus: Underestimating your opponent is a Roman trait, Agron. Do not fall prey to it.

    • Metellus: The rumours prove true, Crassus. You take instruction from a slave.
      Crassus: Hilarus stood a champion of the arena for many years. I paid his lanista more coin than you'll ever see in your life to purchase the man, and impart what he's learned of the games.

    • Crassus: (About Cossinius and Furius) Their asses must be sore from the ramming Spartacus has given, to come begging to me.
      Metellus: No one is begging. They are asking assistance from a loyal member of the Senate.
      Crassus: How much assistance?
      Metellus: Ten thousand men.

    • Metellus: (After Crassus agrees to serve beneath Cossinius and Furius) To voice truth of it, I had expected you to extort inflated title at the very least, as Pompey did to take his charge against Sertorius.
      Crassus: My interest lies only in title and honour earned.
      Metellus: Apologies for ever suspecting less.

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    Notes (59)

    • Costume designer Barbara Darragh has incorporated certain symbols that identify each character:
      -Spartacus has a snake motif in his chest plate and wristbands.
      -Crassus's ring has a bull insignia.
      -Caesar has wolf related embellishments in his military gear.
      -The pirates have ornaments inspired in extinct animals.

    • The costumes of the characters this season reveal some upper class Roman embellishments that they have been able to collect. Also, Spartacus has incorporated a Roman chest plate and shoulder protection in his own styling.

    • According to writer and creator Steven S. Deknight the opening scene sets the tone for the season: it's a different kind of story, a big battle with an epic reveal of Spartacus charging on horseback and his big army coming up behind him.

    • Writer and creator Steven S. Deknight's describes Crassus as not a two dimensional villain: he is powerful and shrewdly intellingent but at the same time he shows an underlying compassion that you don't expect. Crassus is the one villain who can equal Spartacus.

    • Writer and creator Steven S. Deknight's easier scene to write for this episode is the one where Spartacus and Gannicus discuss leadership and it shows how Spartacus has put his heart aside to be able to do what has to be done for the greater good.

    • Writer and creator Steven S. Deknight's favourite part of the episode is the introduction of Crassus. According to him, Crassus brings new life and blood to the show and he prides himself in the complex villains that the show depicts as they aren't completely villains and the audience hates them but at the same time they root for them and don't want anything bad happening to them.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      USA: January 25, 2013 on Starz.
      Canada: January 27, 2013 on The Movie Network and Movie Central.
      Turkey: February 17, 2013 on CNBC-e.
      Czech Republic: March 19, 2013 on HBO

    • Spartacus: War of the Damned started production in New Zealand on April 10th, 2012. It is the show's final season.

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    Trivia (31)

    • Scenes from Spartacus: Vengeance episode 3 The Greater Good and episode 10 Wrath of the Gods and from Spartacus: Gods of the Arena episode 4 Beneath the Mask, episode 5 Reckoning and episode 6 The Bitter End can be seen during this episode.

    • Death in Spartacus: War of the Damned:
      Romans: Cossinius, Furius.
      Slaves: Hilarus.

    • Death in Spartacus: War of the Damned:
      Romans: Laurus, Ennius.
      Rebels: Diotimos.

    • When Crassus says: 'Let our shadow fall upon them and every man, woman, and child so touched by it struck from this world by the might and glory of Rome' Simon Merrells looks directly at the camera, breaking the 4th wall.

    • The ruins of former Roman city of Sinuessa en Valle, the city taken by Spartacus and his rebel army, are located in modern day municipality of Mondragone, in the Italian region of Campania (some 45km northwest of Naples).

    • Spartacus (presumably) died in 71 BC at age 38, and Julius Caesar would have been 29, however historically they never actually crossed paths.

    • Death in Spartacus: War of the Damned:
      Romans: Attius.
      Rebels: Totus.

    • Death in Spartacus: War of the Damned:
      Romans: Sabinus, Fabia, Cassius, Ulpianus.

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