“SPARTACUS” TO CONQUER COMIC- CON FOR FINAL TIME!
INTERNATIONAL SMASH TO REVEAL EXCLUSIVE FOOTAGE FROM “WAR OF THE DAMNED”
WHO: Liam McIntyre (Spartacus), Manu Bennett (Crixus) and Steven S. DeKnight
WHAT: On the heels of Starz’ announcement that the upcoming season, “Spartacus: War of the Damned” (premiering January 2013) will be the final chapter of the internationally-applauded franchise, stars Liam McIntyre and Manu Bennett will join executive producer/creator, Steven S. DeKnight at San Diego’s Comic-Con for what has been one of the most well-attended and lively panels for the past three years with standing-room only crowds. This summer’s event is sure to be no different as fans will get the very first opportunity to see new footage and hear about the upcoming and final season which DeKnight has promised will be “epic on a scale you will not believe.”
Production is currently underway in New Zealand. Liam and Manu will travel around the globe to be with the fans for just one day, before heading back to finish filming (production wraps in the fall).
This is the first, and perhaps only, opportunity to interview Liam, Manu and Steven together and get the inside story on the final season. “Spartacus: War of the Damned” is scheduled to premiere in January 2013 on STARZ.
WHEN: Friday, July 13th
Panel: 5:45-6:45pm . Location: Room 6BCF
The folks at STARZ Entertainment have allowed us to offer to you some desktop backgrounds for Spartacus: Vengeance. These particular backgrounds are exclusive to Convention Scene.
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UPDATE: Congratulations to Lisa Swanson for winning our contest!
Spartacus: Vengeance premieres on STARZ on January 27th, and we are giving one of you the opportunity to host your very own Spartacus Premiere Party with a “Sparty Party Pack.” The winner is invited to join @spartacus_starz on Twitter and Tweet about your party with the hashtag #spartacus. You can also visit the official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/spartacus.
The party pack (as shown above) includes:
- 4 Spartacus T-shirts
- 2 Spartacus water bottles
- a bottle of fake blood
- a $20 Domino’s Pizza gift card
To enter is simple but you must act fast! The deadline for entries is 4 PM EST Friday, January 20th. Just fill out the form below. One winner will be randomly chosen. All entry information will be kept confidential and will be deleted following the contest. This contest is restricted to residents of the United States.
For more about the show, watch this trailer (probably NSFW):
STARZ will bring the casts of two of its most riveting original series, “Torchwood: Miracle Day” and “Spartacus: Vengeance” to 2011 San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 22nd, it was announced today. For “Torchwood: Miracle Day,” set to debut on STARZ, Friday, July 8th at 10pm ET/PT, the panel will feature: Torchwood alum John Barrowman (Capt. Jack Harkness), Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper), and new headliners Bill Pullman (Oswald Danes), Mekhi Phifer (Rex Matheson), Alexa Havins (Ester Drummand), Lauren Ambrose (Jilly Kitzinger) and writer Jane Espenson. Highlights of the “Spartacus: Vengeance” panel (slated to premiereon STARZ in 2012) will include fans’ first-ever opportunity to meet the new Spartacus, Liam McIntyre (Spartacus), along with stars Lucy Lawless (Lucretia), Dustin Clare (Gannicus), Manu Bennett (Crixus), Katrina Law (Mira) and Executive Producer and Head Writer Steven S. DeKnight.
The “Torchwood: Miracle Day Panel” will take place at 10am PT in Room 20 and the “Spartacus: Vengeance” panel will take place at 5:45pm PT in room 6BCF. On Thursday, July 21 at 9:30pm PT, the eve of the panels, STARZ will screen a never-before-seen “Torchwood: Miracle Day” episode entitled “Night of Dead” in room 6DE. This episode premieres on STARZ the following day, Friday, July 22 at 10pm ET/PT.
About “Torchwood: Miracle Day”: Premiering July 8 at 10pm ET/PTImagine a day when nobody dies. All across the world, nobody dies. And then the next day, and the next, and the next, people keep aging. They get hurt and sick but they never die. This is the extraordinary premise of the highly-anticipated STARZ original drama series, “Torchwood: Miracle Day,” produced by BBC Worldwide Productions for STARZ, BBC Cymru Wales and BBC Worldwide. The new series, premiering on STARZ on July 8 at 10pm ET/PT, features Torchwood alumni John Barrowman, Eve Myles, and Kai Owen and new headliners, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins and Bill Pullman. Special guest starring actors in the cult sensation include: Arlene Tur (“Crash,” Eat Pray Love) and Lauren Ambrose (“Six Feet Under,” The Other Woman). The 10-episode, hour-long series will also feature an impressive list of guest stars: Wayne Knight (“Seinfeld,” Jurassic Park), C. Thomas Howell (“Southland,” The Outsiders), Ernie Hudson (“OZ,” Ghostbusters), Nana Visitor (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”), John DeLancie (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”), Mare Winningham (Mildred Pierce, George Wallace) and Frances Fisher (Titanic, The Lincoln Lawyer). The show’s original creator, writer/producer Russell T Davies, serves as executive producer along with BBC Worldwide Productions’ SVP Julie Gardner, with Davies also serving as show-runner. “Torchwood: Miracle Day” is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions for Starz, BBC Cymru Wales and BBC Worldwide.
About “Spartacus: Vengeance” (Premiering 2012): From the time “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” debuted on Starz in January 2010, it established itself as an epic production with rich storytelling and visuals unlike anything seen previously on any TV show. Also starring John Hannah as Batiatus, Lucy Lawless as Lucretia, Peter Mensah as Doctore, Manu Bennett as Crixus and Viva Bianca as Ilythia, “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” was one of the most talked-about and best-loved TV shows of 2010. Season two of the series finds Spartacus and his fellow gladiators now out of Capua and engaged in the massive slave rebellion against Roman society that has echoed through time. “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena,” the six-part prequel that told the story of the House of Batiatus gladiator school, and the intricate personal, sexual and political maneuverings in Capua five years before “Blood and Sand” was set, debuted in January 2011. In season two of the popular series, Liam McIntyre takes over the role of the Thracian warrior sold into slavery in the Roman Republic city of Capua – where he rises to become the champion of the city – before leading the slave revolt that ended the first season. The part was played in the first season by acclaimed Andy Whitfield, who was forced to leave the show due to health issues. “Spartacus: Vengeance” recently began production in New Zealand.
Join concerned celebrities in an effort to support the relief efforts in Japan. Together the fans and the stars are making a huge difference. Fans can come by the event and make a donation for an autographed photo of the celebs – or better yet, take a photo WITH them on the Red Carpet on Thursday, April 7 from 7-10 p.m.
Who is going to be there? So glad you asked! Here’s who’s RSVPed so far:
Lance Henriksen (Alien series, The Witches of Oz, Gemini Rising), Debra Christofferson (Carnivale), James Duval (Donnie Darko, Gone in 60 Seconds, Spreading Darkness), Stephen Kramer Glickman (Big Time Rush, The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It), Sean Hood (Conan the Barbarian 2011, Hercules 2011), Daniel Knauf (Spartacus Blood & Sand, Carnivàle), Louis Mandylor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Spreading Darkness), John Savage (The Godfather III, Deer Hunter, Spreading Darkness), and Rileah Vanderbilt - schedule permitting (Hatchet 2, Frozen, Sexy Nightmare Slayers).
Additional special celeb guests: Elissa Dowling, Kevin Tenney, Camden Toy, Brett Wagner, Deedee Bigelow, Allison Kyler, Adam Weisman, Erik Preston, and Josh Eisenstadt (more confirmations coming in by the hour – keep checking back daily for new names!).
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“SPARTACUS” RETURNS TO COMIC-CON!! ANDY WHITFIELD, JOHN HANNAH, VIVA BIANCA AND LUCY LAWLESS WILL TOUT STARZ ORIGINAL HIT SERIES
Beverly Hills, Calif. – June 16, 2010 – Fresh from a triumphant first season on the Starz original series “Spartacus: Blood and Sand,” stars Andy Whitfield (Spartacus), Lucy Lawless (Lucretia), John Hannah (Batiatus), Viva Bianca (Ilythia), and Executive Producer and Head Writer Steven S. DeKnight will appear on a panel at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 23. The day ends with a Spartacus-sponsored late night “Wrath of Con” party where the stars will be in attendance.
Whitfield and Bianca’s first San Diego appearance will be joined by Comic-Con veterans Lawless, Hannah and DeKnight. The team will discuss the unique narrative approach to the ancient legend as well as giving the fans a glimpse of what to expect from the upcoming Spartacus prequel, which begins filming in New Zealand this August.
“I’m very excited to be at my first Comic-Con and meet the fans who have made this show an international success,” Whitfield said.
“We’re looking forward to returning to San Diego,” DeKnight added. “When we presented at last year’s Comic-Con, we could tell by the audience reaction that we had something special. This year, with the prequel and season 2 in the works, we have even more to share with the fans.”
“The 2009 Comic-Con kicked off our â€˜Spartacus’ marketing campaign,” says Starz EVP, Marketing, Nancy McGee. “We were thrilled at the response, and are excited to bring Andy, Lucy, John and Viva so they can see first-hand the excitement the show has generated from audiences all over the world.”
About “Spartacus: Blood and Sand”
“Spartacus: Blood and Sand – The Complete First Season” will be released on Blu-Rayâ„¢ and DVD on September 21st from Anchor Bay Entertainment.
Airing exclusively on Starz, “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” is produced by Starz Media with Executive Producers Rob Tapert (30 Days of Night, Evil Dead Trilogy), Sam Raimi (Spider-Man and Evil Dead Trilogy), Joshua Donen (The Quick and the Dead), along with DeKnight (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”). “Spartacus: Blood and Sand,” the top-rated show on Fridays for adults (18-49 based on coverage rating) on all of cable for 12 of its 13 episodes, was inspired by the actual slave of the Roman Republic who in 73 BC led a slave revolt that grew to more than 120,000 fighters. Defying the Roman Republic’s legions of soldiers, they campaigned for two years through much of what is now Italy before succumbing to a much larger army.
About Starz Entertainment
Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie and original programming entertainment service provider operating in the United States. The company offers 16 premium channels including the flagship Starz® and Encore® brands with approximately 17.1 million and 31.1 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs in total more than 1,000 movies and original series every month across its pay TV channels and offers advanced services including Starz HD, Encore HD, Starz On Demand, Encore On Demand, MoviePlex On Demand, Starz HD On Demand, Encore HD On Demand, MoviePlex HD On Demand, and Starz Play. Starz Entertainment (www.starz.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation, and is attributed to Liberty Starz, a tracking stock group of Liberty Media Corporation.
Various media outlets have already been cobbling together lists of what shows are going to be doing presentations at this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego convention so I, too, have tried to put everything that is known so far for you below:
No Ordinary Family
Castle (Sunday, July 25th, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM)
Big Bang Theory
Archer (Friday, July 23rd)
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Sunday, July 25th)
Sons of Anarchy (Sunday, July 25th)
+ Free comedy stand-up show at House of Blues
True Blood (Friday, July 23rd)
Spartacus (Friday, July 23rd)
The Walking Dead (Friday, July 23rd, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM)
Neighbors From Hell
Mythbusters (Saturday, July 24th, 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM, Room 6BCF – all five MythBusters — Adam, Jamie, Grant, Kari and Tory — will be in attendance)
CARTOON NET / ADULT SWIM
Adventure Time, Generator Rex, Ben 10 , Unnatural History, Tower Prep, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies, Venture Bros, Robot Chicken, Metalocalypse and Tim & Eric