Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010–2013)
"Spartacus: Blood and Sand" (original title)

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Watch the story of history's greatest gladiator unfold with graphic violence and the passions of the women that love them. This is Spartacus.

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 Crixus (33 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Agron (26 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Ashur (21 episodes, 2010-2012)
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 Ilithyia (21 episodes, 2010-2012)
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 Spartacus (20 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Nasir / ... (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Naevia (18 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Gannicus (17 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Donar (17 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Mira (15 episodes, 2010-2012)
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 Saxa (14 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Lugo (14 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Kraynos (14 episodes, 2012-2013)
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The inspiration behind this series is the Thracian Gladiator Spartacus, who led a slave uprising against the Roman Republic. The Thracians had been persuaded by Claudius Glaber to serve as auxiliaries in the Roman legions in a campaign against the Getae, who had often plundered Thracian lands. However after Glaber reneges on the deal and switches his attentions from the Getae to attack Mithridates in Asia Minor, the Thracians feel betrayed and mutiny. Captured by Glaber, Spartacus is condemned to death as a Gladiator, whilst his wife Sura is condemned to slavery. Spartacus, however, proves to be a formidable gladiator, and defeats the four gladiators tasked with executing him. He becomes a favorite of the crowd, leading Senator Albinius to commute his death sentence to a life of slavery. Spartacus is purchased by Batiatus for gladiator training, who promises to help him find Sura if he proves himself in training. As the series develops, the story follows the betrayals and machinations... Written by WellardRockard

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In addition to the 5 actors that went on to play comic book characters in TV show Arrow (Manu Bennett, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Katrina Law and Nick Tarabay), and movie The Suicide Squad (Jai Courtney) Liam McIntyre who plays the title role of Spartacus plays villain Mark Mardon (Weather Wizard) in The CW's Arrow spin-off The Flash. See more »

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Spartacus: Gannicus stands the only among us to win his freedom upon the sands.
Laeta: If free, why does he raise arms with the slaves against the republic?
Spartacus: He took up cause to honor a fallen brother - one that taught many of us the ways of battle, and the bond that joins all men and such with it.
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During the series run, each episode has shots from the season as the background while the credits roll. The pictures in the background vary depending on the season. The exception to this being the series finale where a montage of the characters are displayed. See more »

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best TV in well, forever
15 April 2010 | by (Thailand) – See all my reviews

its been said many times on this site but i want to add by voice, Spartacus is the TV show now and one of the best ever, along with Sons of Anarchy.

sure it started life as a 300 clone but now the story line, acting, characters, plots twists, everything are beyond the best TV and movies ever made. sure, that's a bold claim, but how long does a movie last, even multi-part epics like Godfather and LOTR only last a total of about 7 hours. in only 1 season of Sparticus we've seen characters evolve and schemes develop.

the script writers must be some kind of gods to come up with this. like many, i love that the bad guys aren't all bad, the good guys not all good. all TV and movie writers should study this to see how real characters are developed and stories created.

and the acting, where to start, Andy Whitfield and John Hannah are brilliant and Peter Mensah just owns the screen every time he's on camera. That guy should be the next Denzel or Samuel L Jackson.

and as to those who say 'too much sex, too much violence' i say 'bring it on!'


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