Meet The New Spartacus

Liam McIntyre makes his debut as the legendary gladiator turned rebel.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Last year, "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" star Andy Whitfield was forced to withdraw from the title role due to his ongoing battle with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. And with Whitfield's blessing, Starz decided to go forward into a second season and cast a new Spartacus in his place.

For the upcoming "Spartacus: Vengeance,"  Liam McIntyre will step into Whitfield's sandals. And although footage of McIntyre in action is expected to be shown this week at the San Diego Comic-Con, Entertainment Weeky has debuted three new pictures of McIntyre as Spartacus.


"Spartacus: Vengeance" will pick up where "Blood and Sand" left off; with Spartacus, Oenomaus (Peter Mensah ), Crixus (Manu Bennett) and the other escaped gladiators waging a full blown slave rebellion against their former captors.



Lucy Lawless will return as Lucretia, despite suffering seemingly fatal wounds alongside her onscreen husband, Batiatus (John Hannah).Ashur (Nick Tarabay ), Claudius Glaber (Craig Parker) and Ilithyia (Viva Bianca ) will also be returning in the new season.



Starz has also released a brief teaser from the new season of "Spartacus."


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