Steven S. DeKnight’s ‘Spartacus’ sequel series is in the works at Starz

Spartacus Creator Steven S. Dnight is expanding the franchise once again with a new series currently in development at Starz. DeKnight will serve as showrunner and executive producer on the as-yet-untitled project.

The next chapter will explore uncharted territory and new journeys of iconic characters from the original series. Following the defeat of Spartacus and his rebel army in the series finale, the new drama will depict a new story of betrayal, deceit and blood unfolding beneath Rome’s foreboding shadow.

“It’s an incredible honor to be invited back to Earth Spartacus And to be met with unbridled creative support from my colleagues at Starz and Lionsgate,” DeKnight said in a statement. “Together we are creating something truly unique and unusual for the next chapter in this epic story.”

its expansion Spartacus The franchise is the latest to follow this new trend among networks and streamers to attract new subscribers and viewers. Deadline recently confirmed that more stories will be told around Showtime Dexter And billions universe, and Amazon is investing more Bosch Franchise with two new shows in the works, to name a few examples.

Spartacus The first franchise to premiere starring Andy Whitfield as the titular warrior. Released in 2010, called Season 1 Blood and sand Historical records focus on the obscure early life events of the real-life Spartacus. John Hannah, Lucy Lawless, Peter Mensah, Manu Bennett, Leslie-Ann Brand, and Katrina Law also star.

Production halted on season 2 after Whitfield’s diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma with DeKnight opting instead to create a prequel miniseries following the character Gannicus (Dustin Clare), the first champion of Capua.

Season 2, Title vengeance, premiered in 2012 after Whitfield’s death. Liam McIntyre took over the lead role in season 2 and the third and final season, cursed war.

“It’s been over a decade Spartacus delighted international audiences and we are thrilled to reimagine and expand this compelling, action-packed drama for our audiences today,” said Kathryn Busby, President, Original Programming, Starz. “Spartacus has deeply invested fans who are eager for its return, and we look forward to working with Steven on this exciting next chapter.”

Lionsgate Television will produce the new series for Starz. Executive Vice President, Original Programming, Karen Bailey and Directors, Original Programming, Giovanna Dessel and Alex Alberts will oversee the series on behalf of Starz. Scott Herbst, head and executive vice president of scripted development, and Jocelyn Sabo, senior vice president, scripted development, will both oversee Lionsgate Television.

Break into scenes written for DeKnight Buffy the Vampire Slayer and wrote, directed and produced the angel, SmallvilleAnd doll house Before building and running Spartacus: Blood and Sand and Spartacus: Gods of the Arena for Starz. He was the executive producer/showrunner of the Marvel/Netflix series Daredevil as well as Succession of Jupiter and director of feature films Pacific Rim: Rebellion. DeKnight is also currently in production Queen Nijinga For Starz.

He is repped by CAA, Anonymous Content and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller & Hoberman.

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