Starz has signed a rare overall deal with Spartacus co-creator, executive producer and showrunner Steven S. DeKnight. Under the exclusive two-year pact, DeKnight will continue to serve in his current role on Starz’s flagship series which will premiere its second season in January. “Steven is a rare talent who we want to stay in business with,” said Carmi Zlotnik, Managing Director of Starz. Added DeKnight, “It is a rare, wonderful opportunity to collaborate with an emerging network on forging their identity in scripted programming. I look forward to continuing this incredibly rewarding relationship.”