Watch the Bloody Opening Scene of <i>Spartacus: Vengeance</i>

Starz has debuted a four-minute preview of Spartacus: Vengeance that includes the opening sequence from the Jan. 17 premiere of the cable network's hit swords-and-sandals drama.

The clip is introduced by new star Liam McIntyre, who replaced the late Andy Whitfield as the legendary Thracian gladiator turned leader of the slave rebellion. He'll be joined in the new season by returning cast members Lucy Lawless, Peter Mensah, Manu Bennett, Dustin Clare, Nick E. Tarabay, Katrina Law, Craig Parker and Viva Bianca.

Starz has already renewed Spartacus for a third season, which begins filming early next year. Spartacus: Vengeance premieres Friday, Jan. 27, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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