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Spartacus: War Of The Damned


Gaius Claudius Glaber is dead. Many months have passed since his defeat, and the rebel army, led by Spartacus and his generals Crixus, Gannicus and Agron, continue to amass victories over Rome. With the rebel numbers swelling to thousands of freed slaves, it has become a force that has started to challenge even the mighty armies of Rome.

Spartacus is more determined than ever to bring down the entire Roman Republic. Following the death of Ashur, Naevia and Crixus fight as one with newfound strength and determination. And Gannicus, always seeking to embrace life to the fullest, shares his bed with the beautiful and dangerous Saxa.

Together, the rebels engage in one bloody skirmish after another and prepare for the inevitable: a full out war with Rome.

The Roman Senate turns to its wealthiest citizen, Marcus Crassus, for aid. A powerful, strategic politician, he respects his opponent and refuses to make the same mistakes Glaber and his predecessors have. With a young and fiercely competitive Julius Caesar as an ally, Crassus is determined to crush Spartacus and his rebellion.

The epic conclusion of a legendary journey, Spartacus: War of the Damned will unleash a battle unlike anything ever seen before.

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SPARTACUS

A Thracian warrior forced into slavery, Spartacus became the gladiator known as the Bringer of Rain. After losing his wife Sura and thirsty for vengeance, he led the gladiators in an uprising to escape the ludus and would eventually defeat the legions of Gaius Claudius Glaber and slay the Roman praetor. Now, Spartacus has amassed an army in the thousands. He knows he is not only responsible for the lives of every man, woman, and child in his rebellion, but also for continuing to inspire them to fight for freedom from oppression and stand up against the mighty Roman Republic.

Australian actor Liam McIntyre has enjoyed a diverse career in theater, television and film since beginning his acting career in Ireland as the lead in a production of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure. His theater credits also include 12 Angry Men, Proof, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, and Macbeth: Rearisen, which won the Green Room Award for best independent production.

His television credits include his role as Sergeant Matt Connor in the Australian series "Rush," as well as Bradley Hewson on Australia's longest running drama, "Neighbours." McIntyre made his U.S. debut as Bell Captain Lew in HBO's Emmy® and Golden Globe® Nominated hit "The Pacific."

CRIXUS

Once the Champion of Capua, and rival to Spartacus, he has since become one of the rebel leader's most trusted generals. He blamed himself for losing Naevia, his love from the House of Batiatus, to a fate worse than death. But, with Spartacus' aid, he rescued her from the mines, almost sacrificing his own life in the process. After an emotional reunion, he trained Naevia to fight like a gladiator then watched as she took her revenge on Ashur. Now Crixus has a mind focused on war, and the defeat of the Roman Republic. He'll do it all with Naevia by his side, and he'll see hell before being separated from her again."

Of Maori descent and born in Auckland, New Zealand, Bennett's family relocated to Australia soon after his birth. During high school, Bennett played rugby and studied classical ballet and piano before attending the University of New South Wales to study drama.

Previous television credits include starring roles in the successful New Zealand productions "Shortland Street," "Street Legal," "Mataku," "Creature Quest," "Going Straight," "Sinbad and the Minotaur," and "Xena: Warrior Princess." His first feature film role was opposite Anthony LaPaglia in the multiple-award-winning Lantana. Other feature film credits include major supporting
roles in The Condemned, 30 Days of Night, and the upcoming
trilogy The Hobbit.

GANNICUS

Long before Spartacus was forced to become a gladiator, Gannicus, a gifted fighter, was one of the few who earned his freedom in the arena. After wandering free, he was brought back to the games to face Crixus and his former brothers in combat, but he chose to assist in their escape instead. After heavy persuasion to join the rebellion, Gannicus finally acquiesced when it became clear that Spartacus' hope of freedom for all was genuine. Although highly respected, he shuns authority in favor of wine and women, sharing his bed with the beautiful Saxa. Despite his boyish lust for life, he is a key asset that Spartacus depends upon.

Dustin Clare made his feature debut opposite Geoffrey Rush and Judy Davis in Fred Schepisi's The Eye of the Storm, which premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival and screened at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. He will also appear in Mark Lamprell's upcoming musical feature, Goddess, and Michelle Joy Lloyd's Sunday, in which Dustin is also a co-writer and producer.

Dustin began his career with guest roles in the leading Australian television series "All Saints" and "Headland" before becoming a series regular in the popular television drama "McLeod's Daughters," for which he won a Logie Award for Most Popular New Talent. He went on to star in the Showtime series "Satisfaction," for which he received a second Logie Award nomination for Most Outstanding Actor and a Golden Nymph Award nomination for Most Outstanding Actor at the 49th Monte Carlo Television Festival in Monaco. Dustin also appeared as Chris Flannery in the Nine Network's critically acclaimed second season of "Underbelly."

AGRON

One of three generals in the rebellion, Agron is a hot-tempered warrior who is fiercely loyal to Spartacus and the cause. Still enraged by the death of his brother Duro, who was slaughtered in the escape from Batiatus' ludus, he continues seeking blind vengeance at every opportunity. Often, his anger is directed toward Crixus, but despite their differences, the two are united in the cause. Agron was also instrumental in overthrowing Glaber's forces at the Battle of Vesuvius, which ultimately resulted in the death of Glaber and a great victory for the rebellion. Now, as Spartacus' right-hand man, he is responsible for his leader's safety while fighting for the cause.

Dan Feuerriegel was born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, in 1981. Though diagnosed with a rare heart condition at birth, which doctors predicted would lead to a sheltered life, Dan excelled in athletics, choir, and drama as a child. After a brief stint as a veterinary science student in college, Dan realized his true calling was acting and he enrolled in the fine arts department at Queensland University of Technology. Dan landed his first professional acting gig in 2005, in a TV movie called Small Claims: White Wedding, and has worked steadily ever since. He also appeared in "McLeod's Daughters" and "Winners & Losers."

NAEVIA

A former body slave to Lucretia, Naevia was banished from the ludus after engaging in a love affair with Crixus. Her punishment was severe, being sent to the salt mines to endure horrific conditions and violent assaults from both Roman soldiers and other slaves. When Crixus learns of her fate, he launches a rescue against all odds. The mission is a success but their reunion is short-lived, as Crixus becomes a prisoner to the Romans. After Crixus escapes and is finally reunited with Naevia, they share a bond unlike any other. Naevia, deeply wounded from her past, asks Crixus to train her as a fighter. She uses these skills to satiate her thirst for vengeance by cleaving Ashur's head from his body. She is now a fierce warrior and fights alongside her love.

Cynthia Addai-Robinson appeared in the acclaimed film Colombiana and has been seen in numerous television series, including "Dirt," "FlashForward," "CSI:NY ," "CSI:Miami," and "Numb3rs."

She studied theater at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, where she performed in several New York theater productions. Born in London to a Ghanaian mother and an American father, she moved to the United States and was raised in Washington, D.C.

NASIR

A young Syrian body slave freed by Spartacus and the rebellion, Nasir had a life of position and respect in his master's villa. But that was all stripped away from him when he was given his freedom, and he resented Spartacus for it. After a failed assassination attempt on Spartacus, Nasir realizes that he is in the presence of a man who really does want justice, and begins to train as a warrior. He receives instruction from Spartacus himself, and counsel from Agron, who becomes more than just a trusted friend. Over time, Nasir engages in an intimate relationship with Agron, and also proves his worth as a skilled fighter.

New Zealand actor Pana Hema-Taylor has appeared in such films as The Most Fun You Can Have Dying, Boy, and Nights in the Gardens of Spain. His stage credits include Skylock, Romeo and Juliet, and Ngá Manurere.

SAXA

One of a group of Germanic prisoners rescued from a slave ship, Saxa is as physically striking as she is rude and brash, and just as violent as any man in the rebellion. An aggressive fighter, her skill with twin daggers made her a natural choice for Nemetes' attack force on the Roman vanguard, which ultimately failed and led to the death of her closest friend Mira. When not embroiled in the fighting, Saxa embraces life with the same vigor and passion as Gannicus and has taken to sharing his bed. She finds excitement and kinship with the man who's every bit her equal.

Ellen Hollman is a Los Angeles-based actress who has appeared in various films over the last few years, landing lead roles in Road House 2: Last Call, Surf School, Asylum, Skateland and Sinatra Club. She has also appeared in numerous television shows, including "Rules of Engagement," "Numb3rs," "Medium," "NCIS ," "Criminal Minds," "Weeds," "In Plain Sight," and "The O.C." Aside from acting, Hollman is the CEO of Visual Impact Now, a nonprofit based in Los Angeles. Visual Impact Now has partnered as a fundraising and awareness arm with One Sight, to provide free
eye exams and glasses to children and families who are unable
to afford them.

MARCUS CRASSUS

A man of great wealth, position, and considerable wisdom for his age, Marcus Crassus is the last hope the Roman Senate has to defeat the rebellion. He amassed his extraordinary wealth through a series of shrewd business decisions, but the honor of military success has always eluded him. Now Crassus has an opportunity to gain that recognition using every means at his disposal to defeat Spartacus. Unlike his predecessors, Crassus will not underestimate this "mere slave"; the man has defeated countless Roman armies, and will do so again if not matched in brains as well as brawn. But bringing death to Spartacus will require more than just money. So Crassus will call upon a young and battle-experienced Julius Caesar to help, much to the envy of his oldest son Tiberius, who wants only to prove himself to his father.

English actor Simon Merrells is an accomplished stage and television actor who has starred in many acclaimed productions, including, for the RSC: "Twelfth Night" and "Comedy of Errors," for the National: "Emperor" and "Galilean," "Sing Yer Heart Out For The Lads;" "On the Waterfront" and "Oedipus" for Steven Berkoff, for both being nominated for the Stage Award for Acting Excellence, "Much Ado about Nothing," "Frankie and johnny in the Clair de lune" and many more. As well as extensive TV work he played Ben Talbot in "The Wolfman" and stars in soon to be released British horror The Judas Ghost.

CAESAR

Few names in history command the power and respect that Caesar's does. With a noble lineage sired from Venus herself and Romulus, the exalted founder of Rome, it was his birthright to rule …and he knows it. Arrogant and intelligent, but with fighting
skills to rival those of a gladiator, Caesar is never one to be underestimated. Yet despite his heritage, and his formidable skills as both warrior, tactician, and commander of legions, he lacks the wealth to see his ambitions play out - wealth that Marcus Crassus has in abundance. And so, seeing opportunity for both to advance within Rome, they join forces with one aim - to bring death to Spartacus and his rebel army.

Todd Lasance is an Australian actor who can be seen in the lead role of Quick Lamb in "Cloudstreet." His performance earned him a 2012 AACTA Award nomination for Best Guest or Supporting Actor in a Television Drama. He also starred in the popular "Underbelly Files - Tell Them Lucifer Was Here," "The Great Mint Swindle," and "Brothers in Arms." He won the 2009 TV Week Silver Logie for Most Popular Actor in a Television Series for his role as Aden in "Home and Away." Todd's other television credits include "McLeod's Daughters," "Blue Water High," and "Blackjack - Ghosts." He can also be seen in Fool's Gold, starring Matthew McConaughey
and Kate Hudson.

TIBERIUS

The eldest son of Marcus Crassus, Tiberius wants nothing more than to prove himself to his father. He's ready to lead and presses hard for a position of leadership in Crassus' army. But Tiberius is living in the shadow of Julius Caesar - an ambitious and self-important young man who is, in many ways, the son Crassus wishes he had. It's a fact that Tiberius is very aware of, and one that causes much friction between himself and Caesar.

In 2012, 20-year-old Australian actor Christian Antidormi appeared in two of his country's most-watched television dramas, "Home and Away" and "Packed to the Rafters." As a teen, he was best known for his role as the heartthrob Vince in the Disney Channel's locally produced shortform comedy series "As the Bell Rings." He also appeared in the AFI Award-winning TV mini-series "False Witness" and the Australian short films I Spy and Pride.

LAETA

The privileged wife of a Roman dignitary who becomes entangled in the struggle against Spartacus. Her life and the lives of those she loves are forever changed by the conflict.

One of New Zealand's most widely recognized young actors, Anna Hutchison began her career with lead roles in the U.S. series "Power Rangers," the New Zealand TV series "Shortland Street," and the critically acclaimed Australian TV series "Underbelly - A Tale of Two Cities," "Wild Boys," and "Go Girls." Anna was recently seen in Cabin in the Woods.

KORE

Loyal slave to Marcus Crassus, the Roman tasked to bring an end to Spartacus and his rebellion. Her deep feelings for her master will be sorely tested by spiraling events.

Jenna Lind is a classically trained actress from Sydney, Australia. Her film credits include Burning Man (director Jonathan Teplitzky) and Crush. Her TV credits include the lead role of Maria Muhary in "Underbelly II" and the lead role of Louisa in Andrew Denton's hit series "30 Seconds." She has had guest roles in "All Saints"
and "Wild Boys."


Spartacus
LIAM MCINTYRE


Crixus
MANU BENNETT


Gannicus
DUSTIN CLARE



Agron
DAN FEURRIEGEL


Naevia
CYNTHIA ADDAI-ROBINSON


Nasir
PANA HEMA-TAYLOR



Saxa
ELLEN HOLLMAN


Marcus Crassus
SIMON MERRELLS


Caesar
TODD LASANCE



Tiberius
CHRISTIAN ANTIDORMI


Laeta
ANNA HUTCHISON


Kore
JENNA LIND


STEVEN S. DEKNIGHT

STEVEN S. DEKNIGHT

Steven S. DeKnight is currently the executive producer, writer and creator of the STARZ Original series "Spartacus: Vengeance," as well as the preceding series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" and the prequel "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena."

DeKnight received an undergraduate degree in theater arts from the University of California at Santa Cruz and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from UCLA. He went on to write, produce and direct for MTV's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel," "Smallville," and "Dollhouse."



ROB TAPERT

ROB TAPERT

Rob Tapert is the producing partner of acclaimed director Sam Raimi. Tapert and Raimi met at Michigan State University, where they formed the Society for Creative Filmmaking. After producing the horror cult classic The Evil Dead, Tapert collaborated with Raimi on Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn, Darkman, Army of Darkness, The Gift, and The Quick and the Dead. He served as executive producer on the action features Hard Target and Timecop, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. He also executive produced the long-running worldwide TV series "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" and "Xena: Warrior Princess."

In 2002, Tapert and Raimi formed Ghost House Pictures with Mandate Pictures. Ghost House was conceived to produce feature films that would deliver great scares and offer horror fans a thrill-ride experience.

Tapert has since produced number-one box-office hits such as the critically acclaimed Drag Me to Hell, The Grudge (which grossed $187 million worldwide), Boogeyman, The Messengers, and 30 Days of Night. In 2009, Tapert produced Raimi's first directorial effort under Ghost House.

He recently executive produced the TV series "The Legend of the Seeker" for Disney-ABC domestic TV and ABC Studios.


JOSHUA DONEN

Joshua Donen is currently in post-production on Oz: The Great and Powerful for Disney. He also produced Priest and Armored for Sony Pictures, The Great White Hype for 20th Century Fox, and The Quick and the Dead for TriStar.

Currently, he is in production on the first season of "House of Cards," the first original programming made for Netflix.

Previously, Donen was an agent, where he served as co-head of the Motion Picture Literary Department at Creative Artists Agency. He represented directors such as: David Fincher, Sam Raimi, Tom Tykwer, Mark Romanek, Darren Aronofsky, Joel Schumacher, and James Foley.

SAM RAIMI

Known for his imaginative filmmaking style and offbeat sense of humor, Sam Raimi first achieved fame as the writer and director of the cult classic The Evil Dead and the equally impressive Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn, and he completed and reinvented the trilogy with Army of Darkness.

Raimi is currently directing Oz: The Great and Powerful for Disney, starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Academy Award® winner Rachel Weisz and Academy Award® nominee Michelle Williams. The film is slated for a summer 2013 release.

He directed the Spider-Man trilogy franchise, which broke international box-office records and garnered five Academy Award nominations. Raimi's critically acclaimed suspense thriller A Simple Plan received an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor for Billy Bob Thornton, who starred in the film. The director's additional film credits include The Gift, Darkman, and The Quick and the Dead. He also executive produced John Woo's Hard Target and co-wrote, with Joel and Ethan Coen, The Hudsucker Proxy.

CHLOE SMITH

Chloe Smith has worked in the New Zealand screen production industry for over 25 years and counts Jane Campion's The Piano and Chris Graham's Sione's Wedding as her two favorite feature participations. Apart from a brief foray into costume management on The Last Samurai, the past 15 years have resulted in a long and successful working relationship with executive producer Rob Tapert and the delivery of 400 hours of film and TV production that began with "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys," "Xena: Warrior Princess," "Legend of the Seeker," and 30 Days of Night.

IAIN AITKEN

Iain Aitken began his career in theater, working as head of design for Theater Corporate in Auckland. During his tenure, Aitken simultaneously developed ties with Mercury Theater and the National Opera of New Zealand. He ventured from New Zealand in 1985, traveling through Melbourne, New York, and Toronto to work as a freelance designer in theater and opera. He has since transferred his talents to the film industry.

Aitken has been acknowledged for his success as production designer for features such as Sylvia, He Died with a Felafel in His Hand, and most recently, Separation City

BARBARA DARRAGH

Barbara Darragh has a distinguished career in costume design for feature films and major television projects. She has won awards in her New Zealand homeland for River Queen, directed by Vincent Ward; The End of the Golden Weather, directed by Ian Mune; and the historical television mini-series drama "Greenstone." She designed the costumes for such feature films as Peter Jackson's The Frighteners, which starred Michael J. Fox, Bridge to Terabithia, The Man Who Lost His Head, The Eye of the Storm, and The Last Tattoo.

Darragh was the original designer for the five original "Hercules" telemovies and the first series of "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys."

STUART THORP

Stuart Thorp's career as a professional stunt performer and coordinator spans nearly 20 years, beginning in the early 1990s with the Rob Tapert productions "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" and "Xena: Warrior Princess." Presently, his growing feature film credits include The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, the Narnia franchise, Green Zone, and Avatar, as well as helming the upcoming Zero Dark Thirty, Katherine Bigelow's Osama Bin Laden project. Recently, Thorp was nominated for a Taurus World Stunt Award for Avatar in the category Best Stunt Coordinator/Second Unit Director.

ALLAN POPPLETON

Allan has worked in the Film/TV industry for over 17 years, both in New Zealand and Internationally. He challenges himself daily and makes every effort to deliver the highest quality of work both on and offscreen. Through confidence in his abilities, incorporating the industry's latest technologies and practices, and a strict work ethic, he ensures a high level of integrity in all aspects of his work.

Allan has worked with Oscar winning/nominated directors James Cameron, Ridley Scott, Andrew Adamson, Oliver Stone and Peter Jackson to list a few.

His Stunt Coordinator work on James Cameron's Avatar lead to a Taurus World Stunt Nomination for 'Best Stunt Coordination,' additionally in the same role on Prince Caspian Allan was nominated for 'Best Fight'.

This year Allan has continued his role as Key Stunt & Fight Coordinator and Physical Conditioning Instructor for "Spartacus: War of the Damned", having fulfilled the same role for all three previous seasons.

His work on "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena" saw Allan nominated for an EMMY and a SAG award in 2011.

Allan is presently Stunt Coordinating The Wolverine in Sydney.

JOSEPH LODUCA

Joseph LoDuca completed his formal training in jazz and classical music at the University of Michigan and in New York City. During this time, he plunged into jazz culture and submerged himself in music from around the world. LoDuca found himself choosing composition over performance, as composing allowed him to run freely among the disciplines.

Since the time when a friend first suggested that he would be good at scoring films, LoDuca has been awarded a number of Primetime Emmys, 11 nominations, numerous ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) awards, and was named horror film composer of the year for Sam Raimi's Army of Darkness.

CHARLIE MCCLELLAN

Charlie McClellan is an Auckland-based visual-effects supervisor with 16 years of experience in the industry.

In 2010, McClellan won the Qantas Film and Television Award in New Zealand Best Visual Effects on the film Under the Mountain. His television credits include the ABC syndicated series "Legend of the Seeker."

He served as visual-effects producer at Weta Digital for R&D and preproduction of the visual effects for The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Other film credits include The Frighteners, Contact (unaccredited), Whale Rider, and Perfect Creature.

DENISE KUM

Denise joined Pacific Renaissance as Makeup, Hair and Prosthetics Designer during Spartacus "Vengeance" and for the latest and final season of Spartacus "War Of The Damned".

Primarily an artist it was while studying Sculpture at The Elam School Of Fine Arts, Denise became enamoured with and co opted into the film making process. Continually working as both Artist and Makeup Artist since then, she moved to London in 1999 where she completed a Masters of Fine Arts at the prestigious Goldsmiths College.

As Makeup and Hair Designer her Feature Film credits include Death Defying Acts, North Country, Aeon Flux, In My Father's Den and Whalerider.

As a freelance Makeup Artist she has worked on numerous films including Maleficent, Pirates of The Carribean on Stranger Tides, Clash of The Titans, Sherlock Holmes and The Last Samurai. Music Performances for Basement Jaxx, and Sir Paul Mc Cartney and a multitude of acclaimed commercials such as Lady Dior 'Dancing Lady' and Nike 'Home Game'.

Her artwork is included in public collections such as: The Museum of NZ Te Papa Tongarewa, The Financial Times London, Saatchi and Saatchi, and The Chartwell Collection.

STARZ ORIGINALS PRESENTS

"SPARTACUS: WAR OF
THE DAMNED"

STARRING

Liam McIntyre

Manu Bennett

Dustin Clare

Dan Feuerriegel

Cynthia Addai-Robinson

Pana Hema-Taylor

Ellen Hollman

Simon Merrells

Todd Lasance

Christian Antidormi

Anna Hutchison

Jenna Lind

PRODUCED BY

Chloe Smith

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Rob Tapert

Sam Raimi

Joshua Donen

Steven S. DeKnight

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Iain Aitken

COSTUME DESIGNER

Barbara Darragh

MAKEUP, HAIR &
PROSTHETICS DESIGNER

Jane O'Kane

EXECUTIVE VISUAL EFFECTS SUPERVISOR

Charlie McClellan

SUPERVISING STUNT COORDINATOR

Stuart Thorp

MUSIC COMPOSED BY

Joseph LoDuca

CREATED BY

Steven S. DeKnight

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