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Spartacus Could Spawn Spinoff Focusing On Julius Caesar

Spartacus: War of the Damned might be the final season for the hit Starz series, but that doesn’t mean the end for the entire franchise.

A new report from Deadline claims there’s “talk about a potential Spartacus spinoff series centered on Roman lead Gaius Julius Caesar.” Executive producer Robert Tapert is the man behind this idea, which he came up with alongside Spartacus creator Steven DeKnight.

Australian actor Todd Lasance will be introduced as Caesar in War of the Damned, and response to his character will likely sway the decision whether a spinoff gets picked up.

In other Spartacus news, Entertainment Weekly has debuted a new poster for the upcoming season. Based on the blood spatter, we’re guessing that Spartacus: War of the Damned won’t end with a happily ever after.

The series picks up following the defeat of Roman commander Gaius Claudius Glaber as Spartacus and his followers amass a series of major victories that not only forge the gladiator’s legend but increase the ranks of the rebellion to more than 30,000.

Spartacus: War of the Damned sees returning stars Liam McIntyre (Spartacus), Manu Bennett (Crixus), Dustin Clare (Gannicus), Dan Feuerriegel (Agron), Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Naevia) and Ellen Hollman (Saxa), joined by Todd Lasance as Gaius Julius Caesar, Simon Merrells as Marcus Crassus, and Anna Hutchison as Laeta.

The series returns Friday, Jan. 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Starz.


  • Zevaco

    Spartacus was against the imperialist Romans. Old Julius, imperialist general? It’st as if  after a series on Luke Skywalker and the Rebels, Geoge Lucas is telling us the benefits of the Empire!
     Spartacus’ quest on Liberty is greater, on a world level!  I would prefer something like the ‘Gladiator’ of Russel Crow, or Hannibal going down from the Alps on Italy and its Legions! In Starwars, nobody was for the Emperor and Dark Vador , at least not me!

  • bumboclot

    Too bad, I was hoping they would either jump back in time to the story of Hannibal, or ahead in time to some medieval story.  With Hannibal, you could do several seasons of action packed episodes – easily more battles than the Spartacus storyline.  Unfortunately the story of Caesar has been done so many times ever since Shakespeare’s play came out.  They are even making a big budget movie about Cleopatra which covers a lot of this territory.  I’d rather see something different.