May 02, 2012 11:04am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Spartacus' Adds Trio for Season 3
Following its deadly Season 2 finale, Starz's Spartacus is adding three new faces for its upcoming third season.
Anna Hutchison, Jenna Lind and Gwendoline Taylor have been added to the cast, Starz announced Wednesday.
Hutchison (The Cabin in the Woods) will play Laeta, the privileged wife of a Roman dignitary who becomes entangled in the struggle against Spartacus, whose live -- and the live of her loved ones -- are forever changed by the conflict.
Lind (Underbelly II) will play Kore, a loyal slave to Simon Merrells' Marcus Crassus, the roman tasked to bring an end to Sparacus and his rebellion.
Taylor (Go Girls) will play Sibyl, a young slave rescued from Roman cruelty who will embark on a journey that touches the lives of key leaders in the rebellion.
During the drama's March 30 season finale, six major characters met their maker, including co-star Lucy Lawless' Lucretia. Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight told THR at the time that practically everybody this season had an ax to grind with someone.
"Next season one of the things we’re going to be talking about is Spartacus has killed Glaber. He’s killed Batiatus. The two people really responsible for his wife’s death but it’s not enough. It’s never enough. Once you exact that vengeance it is a hollow feeling," he said.