New Cast Members Announced for Starz Network’s ‘Spartacus’

Starz has announced that three new cast members will be joining the third season of its hit series Spartacus.  Anna Hutchinson, Jenna Lind and Gwendoline Taylor have all signed on, plumping up a roster depleted by the bloody finale of Spartacus: Vengeance.

Anna Hutchinson will be playing the wife of a Roman dignitary; she was most recently seen in Joss Whedon’s Cabin in the Woods. Both Jenna Lind and Gwendoline Taylor will be playing slaves, but perhaps on different sides of the conflict. For fans of the show, this is great news – the ladies of Spartacus are always at the heart of the action. Looking forward to seeing what Mr. DeKnight has in store for these three.

Read the full press release after the jump.




Beverly Hills, Calif., May 2, 2012 – Anna Hutchison, Jenna Lind and Gwendoline Taylor have been added to the cast of the hit STARZ Original series, “Spartacus,” now filming season three in New Zealand.

Hutchison will play Laeta, the privileged wife of a Roman dignitary who becomes entangled in the struggle against Spartacus. Her life and those of the ones she loves are forever changed by the conflict.

Lind will play Kore, a loyal slave to Marcus Crassus (played by Simon Merrells), the Roman tasked to bring an end to Spartacus and his rebellion. Her deep feelings for her master will be sorely tested by spiraling events.

Taylor will play Sibyl, a beautiful young slave rescued from Roman cruelty. Now free, she will embark on a journey that will touch the lives of key leaders in the rebellion.

New Zealand actress Anna Hutchison recently made an international splash on the big screen in Joss Whedon’s “The Cabin in the Woods.” She is known for her roles as Delphi Greenlaw in “Shortland Street,” Alison Dine in “Underbelly,” Emilia Fife in “Wild Boys” and Amy Smart in “Go Girls.”

Jenna Lind, a classically trained actress from Sydney, Australia is known for her role as Maria Muhary in “Underbelly II.” Her credits also include the hit series “30 Seconds,” “All Saints,” “Wild Boys” and Jonathan Teplinzky’s dramedy feature, “Burning Man,” which stars Matthew Goode.

Gwendoline Taylor, also from New Zealand, was recently seen in the hit series “Go Girls.”

“Spartacus” stars Liam J. McIntyre as the title character and is executive produced by Rob Tapert (The Grudge, “Xena: Warrior Princess” and “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys”), Steven S. DeKnight (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Sam Raimi (Spider-Man and The Evil Dead), and Joshua Donen (The Quick and the Dead). 

Source: Starz
GS Reporter: Mirjana

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