- For the Season Three episode list, see List of Episodes in Season Three.
Spartacus: War of the Damned is the fourth installment in the Spartacus series, and the official third season after its prequel, Spartacus: Vengeance. It is the final season of the series, concluding the end of the Third Servile War. War of the Damned premiered on January 25, 2013 and concluded on April 12, 2013.
Six months after the Battle of Vesuvius and Killing Glaber countlesss other victories, Spartacus leads an army of slaves that causes the mighty Roman Republic to begin to truly fear for itself. Faced with an enemy like himself, Spartacus and his rebels are thrown into their most difficult conflict yet and are forced to make compromising decisions, uneasy alliances and ultimately prepare for a fight to the bitter end.
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, Spartacus is more determined than ever to bring down the entire Roman Republic. Following Ashur's death, Naevia and Crixus fight as one. 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 Marcus Crassus, a wealthy, strategic politician, for aid. He respects his opponent and refuses to make the same mistake Glaber and his predecesors have. With a young and fiercely competitve 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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Cast and Characters Edit
- Liam McIntyre as Spartacus – a Thracian warrior and former gladiator in the House of Batiatus. Now a general of note, Spartacus leads an army of slaves that hopes to defeat the might of Rome.
- Simon Merrells as Marcus Licinius Crassus – The wealthiest man in the Roman Republic. A strong and capable leader, he is put in charge of putting down Spartacus' rebellion as it becomes apparent that Rome is on the losing side of the the war.
- Manu Bennett as Crixus – a Gaul warrior and former gladiator in the House of Batiatus. He stands now as one of the chief-lieutenants in the rebellion and remains true to its cause alongside his lover, Naevia.
- Daniel Feuerriegel as Agron – a German warrior and former gladiator in the House of Batiatus. Agron is a capable fighter and stands as one of the commanders in the rebel army. He is the lover of Nasir and is Spartacus's closest friend.
- Anna Hutchison as Laeta – a Roman noblewoman who possess both intelligence and compassion. She is the wife of Ennius in the city of Sinuessa en Valle.
- Dustin Clare as Gannicus – a Celtic warrior and former Champion of Capua from the House of Batiatus. He holds the title as one of the rebel leaders and continues the fight in order to honor the memory of his closest friend, Oenomaus.
- Cynthia Addai-Robinson as Naevia – a former body slave and now a strong rebel who had gained considerable fighting skills from the training of her lover, Crixus but suffers from intense psychological trauma from her past abuse.
- Todd Lasance as Julius Caesar – a wild and unpredictable noble whose successful career as a soldier and battle-tactican has Crassus take him on to help defeat the rebellion led by Spartacus.
- Pana Hema Taylor as Nasir – a Syrian rebel and former body slave. He has evolved into a capable warrior and remains as the lover of Agron.
- Ditch Davey as Nemetes – a German warrior who was rescued by the Rebels. He struggles to find his place in the Rebel army and is, for the most part, self-interested.
- Ellen Hollman as Saxa – a German warrior who was rescued by the rebels. She has deadly skills and one of the tougher fighters in the Rebel army.
- Christian Antidormi as Tiberius Licinius Crassus – the spoiled yet determined son of Marcus Crassus. While arrogant, he desires to prove himself to his father and wishes to see the glory of Rome and his house rise.
- Jenna Lind as Kore – the loyal Body Slave of Marcus Crassus.
- Heath Jones as Donar – a German warrior and former gladiator in the House of Batiatus. He leads in the training and scouting as he stands as one of the most capable of the rebels.
- Barry Duffield as Lugo – a German warrior who was rescued by the rebels. He is has a boistorous personality and a ferocious fighting style.
- Gwendoline Taylor as Sibyl – a Greek slave who is rescued by Gannicus whom she develops an admiration for.
- Anthony Ray Parker as Sanus – a Cilician rebel who is both a friend and admirer of Gannicus.
- James Wells as Totus – a skilled German rebel who is friends with Gannicus and Crixus.
- Kelson Henderson as Diotimos – a Greek slave who escaped to the rebel's camp to have freedom but holds doubt for its cause.
- Jason Hassel as Brictius – a violent and hot-tempered Gaul rebel.
- Luna Rioumina as Belesa – a Thracian slave who joins the rebels.
- Roy Snow as Rufus – a trusted military commander under Marcus Crassus.
- Aaron Jakubenko as Sabinus – a Roman soldier serving the House of Crassus and a close friend of Tiberius.
- Cohen Holloway as Attius – a Roman blacksmith and friend of Gannicus whom the latter met while he wandered the Republic.
- Charlie Bleakley as Ulpianus – a Roman baker in the city of Sinuessa en Valle.
- Vince Colosimo as Heracleo – the Cilician leader of a band of pirates, viewed as a man of dishonour and vice.
- Blessing Mokgohloa as Castus – a charismatic Numidian pirate and the right-hand man of Heracleo.
- Colin Moy as Metellus – a Senator who wishes to see the rebellion by Spartacus brought to an end.
- Ayse Tezel as Canthara – a beautiful Egyptian slave to Julius Caesar.
- T-Ann Robson as Opelia – a young Greek slave to Julius Caesar.
- Harry Stanbridge as Publius – The youngest son of Marcus Crassus.
- Katherine Kennard as Tertulla – The prestigious wife of Macus Crassus.
- Sacha Stejko as Rebel Mother – a pregnant rebel.
- John Wraight as Cossinius – a Praetor of Rome who is sent to quell the rebellion led by Spartacus.
- Jared Turner as Furius – the loyal, yet cowardly, military tribune of Cossinius.
- Richard Norton as Hilarus – a Champion-level gladiator purchased by Marcus Crassus to help him learn the gladiatorial skills he needs to face Spartacus.
- Adam Gardiner as Mummius – a Roman commander under Cossinius, as well as a friend and ally of Julius Caesar.
- Pete Muller as Ennius – a Roman Aedile and merchant of Sinuessa en Valle. He is the husband of Laeta.
- Andrew Grainger as Laurus – a cruel Roman politician and public speaker in the city of Sinuessa en Valle.
- Sam Snedden as Decimus – a Roman guard in the city of Sinuessa en Valle.
- Jordan Mooney as Cassius – a Roman resident of Sinuessa en Valle. Brother of Fabia.
- Sarah Hart as Fabia – a Roman resident of Sinuessa en Valle. Sister of Cassius.
- Joel Tobeck as Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus – a Roman Proconsul considered Rome's greatest warrior.
- Will Hall as Dour Soldier – a Roman soldier under the command of Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus.
- Andrew B. Stehlin as Rabanus – a Sardinian rebel and former gladiator in the House of Batiatus.
- Graham Vincent as Pollux – a Numidian rebel and former gladiator in the House of Batiatus.
- Shayne Blaikie as The Veteran – a middle-aged Greek rebel and former gladiator in the House of Batiatus.
- Fortune Shumba as Ortius – a Numidian rebel and former gladiator in the House of Batiatus.
- Renato Gomez as Lydon – a Hispanic rebel and former gladiator in the House of Batiatus.
- Levi Holley as Leviticus – a Judean rebel and former gladiator in the House of Batiatus.
- Nigel Willoughby as Euclid – the former cook for the gladiators in the House of Batiatus.
- Kelvin Taylor as Kraynos – a Numidian rebel.
- Vanessa Cater as Verenda – a Gaul rebel.
- Daniel Theologidis as Theologidis – a Greek rebel.
- Michael Surman as Lysandros – a Greek rebel and former slave in the House of Batiatus.
- Tim Eccles as Timocles – a Greek rebel.
- Josh Randal as Mettius – a Roman soldier and the right-hand man of Tiberius.
- Shaughan Campbell as Mettius' Friend – a Roman soldier under the command of Marcus Licinius Crassus.
- Bryce Langston as Pompey's Messenger – a Roman soldier under the command of Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus.
- Anita Crisinel as Ulpianus' Wife – the Roman wife of Ulpianus whose heavy with child,
- Sam Bukall as Sinuessa Guard – a Roman guard in the city of Sinuessa en Valle.
- Antonio Poutoro as Tryphon – a shady and stoic Cilician pirate under Heracleo's command.
- Faisal Zakaria Diamond as Adherbal – a large and silent Numidian pirate under Heracleo's command.
- Siaosi Fonua as Cilician Pirate 1 – an obedient member of Heracleo's crew.
- 1. Enemies of Rome
- 2. Wolves at the Gate
- 3. Men of Honor
- 4. Decimation
- 5. Blood Brothers
- 6. Spoils of War
- 7. Mors Indecepta
- 8. Separate Paths
- 9. The Dead and the Dying
- 10. Victory
Clips and InterviewsEdit
- After Crassus ends Spartacus' revolt, over 6,000 surviving rebel slaves are crucified along the Appian Way.
- Other generals fighting against Spartacus' revolt were Lucius Gellius Publicola and Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus Clodianus, however the war against the Consuls isn't portrayed in the series.
- War of the Damned combines events that occurred during the rebel's war with the Consuls and the war with Crassus.
- The timeframe in which the rebels fight the Consuls historically takes place between the events of Vengeance and War of the Damned but instead of the Consuls, has the rebels face off against a multitude of other Roman commanders.
- While in the show, the rebel combatants appear to be evenly distributed between male and female, historically the bulk of Spartacus' army were Pastores (shepherds and herdsman; slaves who were trained to fight to defend their dominus' land from thieves), who were men. While women most likely fought during the pitched battles, most if not all would have been archers, fighting away from the battlefield, or would have engaged in clean up fighting, killing off survivors and retrieving wounded rebels etc.
- Historically, Crixus leaves Spartacus' group with a small amount of the rebels and is later killed by Publicola and Clodianus. In the show the reason is because Crixus wants to remain and fight the Romans, however historically there is another theory that Crixus and Spartacus agreed to split their forces, to better feed the entire army before regrouping.
- Historically, Crixus parts ways with Spartacus a year before Crassus involves himself in the rebellion.
- Gannicus and Castus historically part ways with Spartacus during the war with Crassus, sometime before the final battle. This, however, does not happen in the series
- Spartacus was presumed to have died in battle, but his body was never recovered. One theory is that before the battle, Spartacus dressed in the typical makeshift rebel armour or another disguse, so the Romans and Crassus couldn't identify him.
- Following the final battle, Crassus crucifies the captures rebels along the Appian Way, the road between Rome and Capua. Historically, it is unknown if Crassus ordered the crucifixions before or after news of Pompey's "victory" reached the senate. If the latter is true, these crucifixions were perhaps Crassus' attempt to remain more relevant than Pompey to the senate, and gain most of the credit.
- There is no evidence suggesting that Julius Caesar had any part of the Third Servile War. This was done by the creators for creative and entertainment license.
- it is interesting to note that very little information is known of Caesar during this time. All is known is that he was in Rome and that he was an elected Military Tribune so the possibility does exist that he may have played a role, but this cannot be confirmed. It is also unknown if he was still a captive of the Cilician Pirates during this time.
- This is the first and only season which doesn't showcase previous antagonists in the series.
- The ending credits differ in this season in that it features changes based upon characters in their introduction and removes those that are no longer involved.
- Spartacus was initially intended to return to fighting with a sword and shield combo as he did in Vengeance, but due to favour among fans and the lethality of the Dimachaeri style of fighting he almost solely fights as a dual-wielding combatant.