One way it might do that is by bringing back "Spartacus" without really bringing it back. Deadline reports that Starz is looking into a spinoff series about the young Gaius Julius Caesar, who'll be introduced in the third and final season and will be placed by Aussie actor Todd Lasance ("Cloudstreet," "Underbelly"). Caesar will serve as a nemesis to the title character (Liam McIntyre, who took over for the late Andy Whitfield after the first season), working to put down the slave rebellion. The spinoff is the brainchild of "Spartacus" executive producer Robert Tapert.
Starz has several other new series in the worlds -- sci-fi action series "Incursion," from "Spartacus creator Steven DeKnight, J. Michael Straczynski vampire saga "Vlad Dracula," Michael Bay's pirate drama "Black Sails" and historical drama "The White Queen," based on Philippa Gregory’s books.
Ciarán Hinds played Julius Caesar in the HBO/BBC series "Rome," which was set toward the end of his life.