Starz has already renewed the epic series Spartacus for a yet-to-be-titled third season, but the second season Spartacus: Vengeance is still on the way with the premiere set to air Friday, January 27th 2012 at 10/9c. And with the season premiere just around the corner, the cable network has now release a bloody and sexy trailer that will surely have fans foaming at the mouth. Marking the debut of Australian actor Liam McIntyre in the title role, it looks like things are going to get pretty intense this season. Thankfully, aside from McIntyre looking heroic and manly, there’s enough Lucy Lawless to go around as well. See the trailer and a whole slew of images from the new season after the jump.
Here’s the synopsis:
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.