June 17, 2010

Details Emerge On Spartacus Prequel

"Spartacus: Blood & Sand" was one of the most surprising shows of the past TV season. It started out jammed pack with ultra-violence and sex, a thrill which rapidly wore off. However, 2/3rds through the season, the series really turned it around: suddenly there were "Rome" style politics, "Gladiator" style epic arena fights, and TV ratings climbing as high as the body count. The season ended on a dire note when lead actor Andy Whitfield actor was diagnosed with cancer.

STARZ quickly made plans to set up a prequel series to fill the time that Whitfield would need to recover (his recovery is going well, it was announced he will return for a second season ). Now details are slowly starting to emerge about the prequel: see below.


  • The series is called - "Spartacus - Gods Of The Arena," which is even more epic than "Blood and Sand"
  • Gannicus -  A total badass, and the focal point of the miniseries. Think Crixus and Spartacus combined. He will also appear in the second season.
  • Many characters will return including - Batiatus, Lucretia, Doctore, Crixus, Barca, and Naevia and Ashur, which is cool because I always thought Ashur departed too soon

I'll be honest, I can't wait for this! I love the series and can't wait for the prequel and the second season.

2 comments:

  1. James Bond Loves Lucy LawlessJune 19, 2010 at 6:01 PM

    I can hardly wait to see my beloved dearest Lucy as the supersexy naughty barefoot Lucretia, another focal point of the prequel (like an erotic Lucretia mini series). I Love Lucy Forever. :)

    James Bond Loves Lucy Lawless Forever

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  2. New it was coming, waited for months to get more info as to how or if we would be able to watch it, cause there was no way I was going to miss this. Finaly, the info I needed, had to purchase additional cable package to get it, but well worth it and well worth the wait. Cant wait for the mini and the second season. I keep up on all my info for(LL)and the rest at ausxip.com

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