Final ‘Spartacus’ Season to Enter the Arena Jan. 25

"Spartacus: War of the Damned" will premiere Jan. 25 on Starz

Starz's "Spartacus" series will engage in one last round of battle in January, the cable network said Tuesday.

"Spartacus: War of the Damned" will premiere Jan. 25, 2013 at 9 p.m., marking the beginning of the end for the blood-and-sex soaked franchise, whose previous installments included "Spartacus: Vengeance" and "Spartacus: Blood and Sand."

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"Spartacus: War of the Damned" sees Liam McIntyre returning as the titular gladiator, and takes place following the defeat of Roman commander Gaius Claudius Glaber.  Following successful battles against the Romans after the Battle of Vesuvius, the ranks of the rebellious slaves have swelled, with Rome trembling at Spartacus' increased threat to the empire.

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This season also sees the addition of new cast members Todd Lasance as Gaius Julius Caesar, Simon Merrells as Marcus Crassus and Anna Hutchison as Laeta.