With the bloodbath that ended "Spartacus: Vengeance" a few weeks back, it's no surprise that the production would announce new cast members for the third season currently filmind in New Zealand.
Kiwi actresses Anna Hutchison and Gwendoline Taylor, along with Aussie Jenna Lind, join the cast for the hit series, which will return to Starz early in 2013.
According to a network release:
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. Hutchison currently can be seen on the big screen in Joss Whedon's "The Cabin in the Woods." She's starred as Delphi Greenlaw in "Shortland Street," Alison Dine in "Underbelly," Emilia Fife in "Wild Boys" and Amy Smart in "Go Girls."
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. The classically trained actress from Sydney, Australia, played Maria Muhary in "Underbelly II" and starred in "30 Seconds," "All Saints," "Wild Boys" and the film "Burning Man" with Matthew Goode.
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. Taylor appeared in "Go Girls."
"Spartacus" stars Liam J. McIntyre as the title character and is executive produced by Rob Tapert, Steven S. DeKnight, Sam Raimi and Joshua Donen.