“Boot camp was straight out of hell,” says Spartacus: War of the Damned star Liam McIntyre, but it was well worth the effort and energy put into it to deliver a final season of Spartacus worthy of its predecessors. The cast – including Liam McIntyre, Manu Bennett, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Simon Merrells, Dustin Clare, Ellen Hollman, Jenna Lind and Todd Lasance – and stunt performers went through a month’s worth of intense training prior to the start of shooting on Spartacus: War of the Damned. This upcoming last season is swinging for the fences, and the boot camp experience not only helped whip everyone into fighting shape but also proved to be an excellent bonding experience.
Spartacus: War of the Damned premieres in January 2013.
Spartacus: War of the Damned, currently in production in New Zealand, takes place following the defeat of Roman commander Gaius Claudius Glaber. Spartacus and his men have amassed major victories against the Romans after the Battle of Vesuvius. These victories have not only forged the legend of Spartacus, but have greatly increased the ranks of the rebellion slaves to more than 30,000. Rome is indeed beginning to tremble at the threat Spartacus now represents.
Watch the behind-the-scenes video: