Starz is ending 'Spartacus,' but the show might have some life left. The network is considering a spinoff that would focus on Roman leader Julius Caesar.
There is no truth to the rumor that the network will just reair the first season of 'Rome' with a different title, since so few Americans watched that series.
Caesar, who is joining the cast for the third season, is played by Australian actor Todd Lasance.
The third season, entitled 'Spartacus: War of the Damned,' premieres January 25, and starts following the defeat of Roman commander Gaius Claudius Glaber. Sparatcus (Liam McIntyre) and his men continue building their legacy and increasing the ranks of their rebellion, growing to more than 30,000 in number.
The series was the first original scripted drama developed in house by the network and has done well, eventually growing to average more than 6 million viewers weekly.
"In the halls of Starz, we often whisper about a spinoff. We've set up a world that is just perfect to spin off into other areas during this time period," said Spartacus boss Steven DeKnight. "We are open to, down the road, revisiting this world, whether it's Julius Caesar, whether it's set in the same time period or whether it's a little later in the time period."