The trailer for the third and final season of Spartacus was released over the weekend, and it's full of exactly what you'd expect: violence, geysers of blood, granite jaws, nudity, big speeches, violence, huge armies, swords, Julius Caesar, more violence, spurts of blood, the usual thing. I'm still an admirer of this show on a technical level and have always found it supremely entertaining, so I hope they can finish the story on a high note. There will always be a part of me that misses the late Andy Whitfield in the title role, but I'm more concerned they've now killed off every popular character except for Spartacus, Crixus and Gannicus. Hopefully the influx of new third season characters will capture our hearts quickly, otherwise it could be a strange season if we're just awaiting the inevitable (I doubt the show will diverge too much from historical fact, so the fates of the lead gladiators appear sealed). What are your hopes for this show in its final year?
SPARTACUS: WAR OF THE DAMNED premieres 25 January 2013 on Starz. A Sky1 premiere in the UK hasn't been announced yet, but it's usually not far behind.