The long-awaited second season of "Spartacus" premieres at 9 p.m. Jan. 27, and Starz is whetting our appetite for "Vengeance" with this special look at the opening scene.

New Sparty Liam McIntyre introduces the squirmish in which Spartacus and his men, now rebels against the Roman Empire, take on a group of horsemen. Needless to say, things gets fantastically ugly.

As McIntyre says, the bloody battle sets up the exciting season. I've watched the first two episodes; you don't want to miss "Spartacus: Vengeance."