Starz Greenlights “Spartacus: House of Ashur,” A Gripping New Chapter of Its Hit Franchise

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The trailblazing drama “Spartacus,” which ran for four seasons on STARZ, will be expanded with “Spartacus: House of Ashur,” for which the network has ordered ten episodes. Nick Tarabay (“Stargirl”) returns as the wicked “Ashur,” the famous role he developed in the series’ original run. Showrunner and EP Steven S. DeKnight (“Daredevil“) is the original “Spartacus” creator, writer, and producer.

“Spartacus: House of Ashur” will be a history-bending, sexual, exhilarating, roller-coaster experience that adds on everything that made the first series a massive sensation. What if Ashur, played by fan favorite Nick Tarabay, hadn’t perished at the hands of the Romans on Mount Vesuvius at the conclusion of “Spartacus: Vengeance?” is the question that is posed by this series. What if, in exchange for helping the Romans execute Spartacus and put an end to the slave insurrection, Batiatus’ gladiator school had been given to him?

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STARZ’s President of Original Programming, Kathryn Busby, stated, “A decade ago, the ground-breaking original ‘Spartacus’ captivated viewers worldwide, and we’re excited to deliver more engrossing, high-octane drama that our fervent fans have been anticipating.” “It is an honor to team up with Steven again as he expands upon the storytelling within this thrilling, action-packed universe.”

“To be afforded the opportunity to return a decade later to a series you loved is such a rare, wonderful opportunity,” remarked DeKnight. Steven S. “I could not be more excited to craft this next chapter in the Spartacus saga with STARZ, Lionsgate, and the incomparable Nick Tarabay.”

The STARZ original series “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” premiered in 2010, and was followed by the prequel “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena” in 2011, as well as two more series, “Spartacus: Vengeance” in 2012 and “Spartacus: War of the Damned” in 2013.

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Lionsgate Television, on behalf of STARZ, will produce the show. STARZ’s Karen Bailey will be in charge of the show’s production. For Lionsgate TV, Jocelyn Sabo will be in charge of supervision. DeKnight is the show’s creator, as well as its head producer.

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