- For the Season Two episode list, see List of Episodes in Season Two.
Spartacus: Vengeance is the third installment in the Spartacus series, and the official second season after its prequel, Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Spartacus: Vengeance premiered on January 27, 2012, and concluded on March 30, 2012.
Vengeance begins 6 weeks after the conclusion of Massacre at the House of Batiatus. Spartacus now leads a band of escaped slaves who hope to embrace freedom. However, the path to escape the grasp of Rome is one of blood, and the power of the Republic sends a force to silence the rebellious slaves for good. With the choice of vengeance and the greater good leads to an epic journey that focuses on the time from Spartacus leaving the ludus to the inevitable battle at Mount Vesuvius.
It was followed up with a third, and final, season, Spartacus: War of the Damned, on January 25th, 2013.
On the heels of the bloody escape from the House of Batiatus that concluded "Spartacus: Blood and Sand", the gladiator rebellion continues and begins to strike fear into the heart of the Roman Republic in "Spartacus: Vengeance". Gaius Claudius Glaber and his Roman troops are sent to Capua to crush the growing band of freed slaves that Spartacus leads before it can inflict further damage. Spartacus is presented the choice of satisfying his personal need for vengeance against the man that condemned his wife to slavery and eventual death or making the larger sacrifices necessary to keep his budding army from breaking apart. Containing all of the blood-soaked action, exotic sexuality, and villainy and heroism that has come to distinguish the series, the tale of Spartacus resumes in epic fashion.
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Cast and Characters Edit
- Liam McIntyre as Spartacus – a Thracian slave who became a gladiator, and champion, in the ludus of Quintus Batiatus. After the massacre at the House of Batiatus, Spartacus formed his own band of rebels but finds himself struggling to choose between the greater good and his desire for vengeance.
- Peter Mensah as Oenomaus – Formerly Doctore; Batiatus' taskmaster and trainer of gladiators, now a trusted mentor to Spartacus and his rebel army.
- Manu Bennett as Crixus – 'The Undefeated Gaul', he was Batiatus' top gladiator before Spartacus' arrival, now the second-in-command of Spartacus rebel army, fighting to find his lost lover, Naevia.
- Craig Parker as Gaius Claudius Glaber – Ilithyia's husband and a praetor. Responsible for Spartacus' enslavement as a gladiator and the death of his wife, he is now tasked with putting down the revolt.
- Lucy Lawless as Lucretia – Quintus Batiatus' widow, she was seriously injured from the wound she suffered at the hands of her former lover Crixus. Her recovery was presented to the people of Rome as Lucretia's personal connections with the gods, allegedly garnering her the gift of prophecy.
- Nick Tarabay as Ashur – a clever Syrian slave and former gladiator who narrowly escaped death during the massacre at the House of Batiatus. He now seeks revenge against the escaped gladiators who never accepted him as one of their own.
- Viva Bianca as Ilithyia – The daughter of Senator Albinius and wife of Glaber, now pregnant. Once a trusted friend of Lucretia before being betrayed soon before the revolt.
- Dan Feuerriegel as Agron – a German gladiator who was sold to Batiatus' ludus, he was the first to join Spartacus in his revolt, where his brother Duro died. He is now one of Spartacus' trusted warriors.
- Katrina Law as Mira – a slave who aided in Spartacus's escape. Now a fierce fighter for Spartacus as well as his love interest.
- Cynthia Addai-Robinson as Naevia – a slave who was banished from the ludus before the revolt and is the love interest of Crixus.
- Brett Tucker as Publius Varinius – Glaber's chief political rival and fellow praetor.
- Dustin Clare as Gannicus – a former champion gladiator from the House of Batiatus who was released as a free man some years before Spartacus' arrival.
- Heath Jones as Donar – a German rebel and former gladiator in the House of Batiatus. He acts as one of Spartacus' advisors and top warriors.
- Hanna Mangan-Lawrence as Seppia – a Roman noble of Capua and younger sister to Seppius.
- Tom Hobbs as Seppius – a young Capua citizen of note. He wishes to strip the honor of capturing Spartacus from Glaber in order to advance himself within the social heirarchy of Rome.
- Peter McCauley as Lucius Caelius – a Roman hermit who later joins the rebel's cause due to the pain he suffered by the people he once held to heart.
- Pana Hema Taylor as Nasir – a Syrian rebel and former body slave. He later becomes the lover of Agron.
- Ioane King as Rhaskos – a Gaul rebel and former gladiator in the House of Batiatus. A close friend and comrade of Crixus.
- Alex Way as Acer – a Gaul rebel and former gladiator in the House of Batiatus.
- Joseph Naufahu as Liscus – a Gaul rebel and former gladiator in the House of Batiatus.
- Brian Manthenga as Fortis – a Numidian rebel and former gladiator in the House of Batiatus.
- Luke Pegler as Marcus – Glaber's young friend who joins him as his military tribune in order to put down the revolt.
- Paul Glover as Salvius - one of Glabers soldiers. He is fiercely loyal to his commander and desires to put down the revolt.
- Kevin J. Wilson as Albinius – a Roman Senator who is the father of Ilithyia. He holds his son-in-law, Glaber, in low regard and desires him to put down Spartacus and the slave uprising.
- Jason Hood as Cossutius – a Roman noble with immoral ideals.
- Greg Ward as Mercato – a Roman noble who is in charge of organizing the gladiatorial games in Capua.
- Timothy Raby as Gallienus – a Roman Magistrate of Capua. He takes over after the death of Calavius.
- Stephen Dunlevy as The Egyptian – An ex-convict and powerful combatant.
- Ellen Hollman as Saxa– a female German warrior who was captured by the Romans.
- Ditch Davey as Nemetes – a hot-tempered and impatient German warrior who was captured by the Romans.
- Barry Duffield as Lugo – a large and strong German warrior who was captured by the Romans.
- Carl Grace as Harudes – a brutish German warrior who was captured by the Romans.
- Stephen Papps as Ovillus – the owner of the Capua Bar & Brothrel.
- Delaney Tabron as Marcia – a slave who serves as a prostitute at that Capua brothel.
- Sarah Holder as Thessela – Ilithyia's personal body slave, whom she has a silent affection for.
- Nicola Simpson as Amana – a personal slave of Ilithyia.
- Brooke Williams as Aurelia – widow of Varro, Spartacus' only real friend in the ludus, now on the run with Spartacus' rebel army.
- Jeffrey Thomas as Titus Lentulus Batiatus – the deceased father of Quintus Batiatus and former owner of Batiatus' Ludus.
- Alain Chanoine as Masonius – a Phoenician gladiator of Capua.
- Shayne Blaikie as Mycter – a Roman gladiator of Capua.
- Conan Stevens as Sedullus – a German warrior who was captured by the Romans. He is looked up to as their leader due to his immense size.
- Raicho Vasilev as Caratacus – a dangerous fighter within The Pits.
- Aaron Jackson as Octavius Tarsus – A Roman warrior who leads the mercenaries contracted by Seppius to put down Spartacus' rebellion.
- Bede Skinner as Scout Leader – A Roman mercenary employed by Seppius.
- Stephen Butterworth as Trebius – a Roman slaver, responsible for the enslavement of Agron and Duro.
- Karlos Wrennal as Ferox – A Roman slaver.
- 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.
- Trevor Jones as Sophus – a Numidian rebel and former gladiator in the House of Batiatus.
- Moses Nyarko as Tychos – 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.
- Nathan O'Hearn as Fulco – a Celtic rebel and former gladiator in the House of Batiatus.
- Maxim Bukanov as Mannus – a Gaul rebel and former gladiator in the House of Batiatus.
- Jade Haigh as Plenus – a Greek rebel and former gladiator in the House of Batiatus.
- Callum Wallach as Peirastes – a Greek rebel and former gladiator in the House of Batiatus.
- Michael Surman as Lysandros – a Greek rebel and former slave in the House of Batiatus.
- Francis Mossman as Vitus – a Roman rebel and former slave in the House of Batiatus.
- Fortune Shumba as Ortius – a Numidian 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 who, following his enlavement, becomes a rebel under Spartacus.
- Daniel Theologidis as Theologidis – a Greek slave who becomes a rebel under Spartacus.
- Radoslav Parvanov as The Murderer – a Celtic mercenary under the employ of Ashur.
- James Michalopoulos as Fimbria – a Greek mercenary under the employ of Ashur.
- Shaughan Campbell as Danus – a Roman mercenary under the employ of Ashur.
- Steven Gray as Nileus – a Syrian mercenary under the employ of Ashur.
- James Wells as Totus a German warrior who was captured by the Romans.
- 1. Fugitivus
- 2. A Place in This World
- 3. The Greater Good
- 4. Empty Hands
- 5. Libertus
- 6. Chosen Path
- 7. Sacramentum
- 8. Balance
- 9. Monsters
- 10. Wrath of the Gods
Clips and InterviewsEdit
- Historically, Gaius Claudius Glaber and Publius Varinius were sent as two separate detachments against Spartacus, yet in the show they are seen as rivals in pursuit of Spartacus at the same time.
- Liam McIntyre takes over the role of Spartacus following Andy Whitfield being unable to re-take due to his cancer resurfacing.
- Andy Whitfield sadly passed away on September 11, 2011.
- Cynthia Addai-Robinson replaces the role of Naevia due to Lesley-Ann Brandt leaving the series to move on in her career.
- Many notable gladiators and slaves that debut this season did not appear in Blood and Sand despite being established as having escaped from the House of Batiatus.