Entertainment Weekly has unveiled three images of Liam McIntyre in the title role in Spartacus: Vengeance, the second season of Starz’s hit sword-and-sandals drama. The Australian actor replaces original star Andy Whitfield, who left the series in September to undergo further cancer treatments.
In addition, the cable channel has released a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it teaser for the new season, which finds Spartacus and his fellow Gladiators now out of Capua and engaged in an all-out slave rebellion against Rome.
McIntyre will be officially introduced next Friday during the Spartacus presentation at Comic-Con International in San Diego. He’ll appear with Dustin Clare, Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett and Katrina Law and executive producer Steven S. DeKnight.