“Bittersweet” and “epic-sad” are among the words used by the Spartacus cast to describe the mood as the Starz series films its final season, subtitled War of the Damned.
That said, there is a final fight to be fought, per lore – “It’s time to enter the War of the Damned and get to the big finale,” said Manu Bennett, who plays Crixus, during Team Spartacus’ stop at TVLine’s Comic-Con suite — and the show is pulling out all the stops to go out with a bang. “Everything is super-sized this season,” show boss Steven S. DeKnight marveled. “Every single [script] is just ridiculously gigantic.”
As is the intensity, including a scene that series lead Liam McIntyre and Bennett just filmed that they hailed as “one of the biggest [things], dramatically, we’ve ever done.”
But wait — speaking of Sparty women, Lucy Lawless is touring the Con with this troupe. What the what? Alas, the actress was cagey about if and how Lucretia fits into the new episodes, given how Spartacus: Vengeance ended. “She’s hanging angrily from a branch, holding her baby!” she joked… I think. Press play to hear more and arrive at your own conclusions, and scroll down for a few new trailer.